vetrina — January 23, 2015 at 7:20 am

Van Cleef & Arpels, precious returns

That of Van Cleef & Arpels is art or production of luxury item? Maybe both things together. La maison which marked a chapter in the history of luxury is back with exciting new pieces of high jewellery. As in the case of the watch-bijoux Cadenas (http://gioiellis.com/van-cleef-arpels-rilancia-cadenas), again Van Cleef & Arpels proposes jewels that, secondly, are also timepieces. What you appreciate is not the accuracy in beating the seconds or hours, as the ability to transform common objects like clocks in pieces of fine jewelry.

Abstraction van cleef & arpels
Abstraction è un pezzo unico: una miriade di spinelli e diamanti incastonati su oro bianco compongono un disegno geometrico asimmetrico
Il savoir faire di Van Clef & Arpels
Il savoir faire di Van Clef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels, lavorazione dei bracciali-orologi Abstration
Van Cleef & Arpels, lavorazione dei bracciali Abstration
Van Cleef & Arpels, lavorazione dei bracciali-orologi Abstration
Van Cleef & Arpels, lavorazione dei bracciali-orologi Abstration
L'anello Abstraction di Van Cleef & Arpels
L’anello Abstraction di Van Cleef & Arpels

Abstraction, homage to Truman Capote

This is the case, for example, of Abstraction, which evokes the ring of the same name, created for the collection of high gioeilleria Bals de Légende. A tribute to Black and White, dresscode of the party organized by the writer Truman Capote in New York in 1966. The clock Abstraction is unique: a myriad of spinels and diamonds on white gold make up an asymmetrical geometric design, with diamonds in three different cuts. Audace well as valuable. Abstraction is constituted by three magnetic bracelets, which you can wear alone or combined as desired. On the first bracelet shines a diamond of 12.30 carats of type 2A, very rare, with cushion-cut. The second bracelet welcomes the white mother of pearl dial that tells the time. The dial is placed under a diamond-cut portrait. The third bracelet, finally, sporting a diamond DIF type 2A of 11.20 carats, cut sapphire. Spinels blacks come from a lot of the historic 1925 vintage gems, in fact.

L'orologio A Cheval di Van Cleef & Arpels
L’orologio A Cheval di Van Cleef & Arpels
Collana Cheval Inspiration, Van Cleef & Arpels
Collana Cheval Inspiration, Van Cleef & Arpels
Cheval Inspiration, Van Cleef & Arpels
Cheval Inspiration, Van Cleef & Arpels

À Cheval

There is not only Abstraction. Another novelty signed Van Cleef & Arpels is called À Cheval, which connects to the finery of the same name, was born in 1981. Even in this case we can not speak of watch, but jewel timepiece, with its unique embedding precious gems overlapping . À Cheval, by the way, do not forgets the comfort, since it has a very flexible strap, although adorned with diamonds. And the most precious gem is combined with platinum, in a blaze of transparency and luster. The dial, made in white gold, is illuminated by diamonds, while hooks in the shape of a horseshoe, a symbol of luck, join bracelet to clasp.

Van Cleef & Arpels, il bracciale-orologio Carpes Koï
Van Cleef & Arpels, il bracciale-orologio Carpes Koï
Il bracciale orologio Carpes Koï, Van Cleef & Arpels
Il bracciale orologio Carpes Koï, Van Cleef & Arpels
Il corpo del pesce è ornato con zaffiri gialli e granati spessartina, incastonati su oro giallo, i colori della carpa
Il corpo del pesce è ornato con zaffiri gialli e granati spessartina, incastonati su oro giallo, i colori della carpa
Artigiano di Van Cleef & Arpels
Artigiano di Van Cleef & Arpels
Lavorazione di Carpes Koï: 3.450 ore per ogni pezzo
Lavorazione di Carpes Koï: 3.450 ore per ogni pezzo
Lavorazione di Carpes Koï: dura 143 giorni
Lavorazione di Carpes Koï: dura 143 giorni
Carpes Koï, Van Cleef & Arpels, con 8mila pietre preziose colorate
Carpes Koï, Van Cleef & Arpels, con 8mila pietre preziose colorate

Carpes Koï

The other novelty is called Carpes Koï, bracelet that connects to the ring of the collection of fine jewelry Palais de la chance. Also in this case it is a jewel that holds a dial. It is a bracelet dedicated to nature, a tribute to Japanese culture, which is often inspired by the shape of carp, fish orange hues and soothing virtues. Carpes Koï has embedded 8 thousand colored gemstones. This would be enough to make it extraordinary. And even more so when you consider that this unique piece requires, to be achieved, a work of master goldsmiths of 3450 hours, more than 143 days. The fish’s body is adorned with yellow sapphires and garnets spessartine, embedded on yellow gold, the colors of the carp. The swirls of blue Paraiba tourmalines and white diamonds allude to aquatic life. But do not it fall into the water: it would be a very costly mistake … Matilde de Bounvilles

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