Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels has debuted a dazzling array of jewels and watches. We hand-pick our favorites for the upcoming gift-giving season.
First on our list is the Vintage Alhambra Holiday Season Limited Edition pendant, featuring a single diamond sparkling at its heart. The beaded contour is set in pink gold to lend the white mother-of-pearl face a warm luster. To underscore the exclusive nature of this limited jewel, customers have the option of adding a personalized engraving to the back of each pendant.
The Oiseaux de Paradis – as one can perhaps gauge from the name – is the most flamboyant of all the pieces displayed here. Evocative of nature’s spontaneity and fleeting nature, the set of necklace, ring and earrings is set in white gold with diamonds.
Created by Pierre Arpels in 1949, the Pierre Arpels Timepiece has long been a timekeeping icon. Housing the mechanical movement 830P, the new timepiece features purer lines and an intricate white lacquered dial stamped with Van Cleef & Arpels’ motif. The case is available in white or pink gold. There is also a diamond-studded version for glitzier occasions.
Pierre Arpels timepiece
At once classy and exuberant, the Charms Timepiece is for ladies who are serious about their watches, yet want to inject a bit of fun into their lives. The delightful watch features a diamond-encrusted Alhambra-inspired charm, a sunburst dial and comes with interchangeable bracelet straps in colored leather or black satin.
Ever since its debut in 2006, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Poetic Complications have impressed watch buffs with their elaborate miniature paintings and technicalities. Its latest iterations make a loving and coy pair. Featuring three automatons, the Lady Arpels Poetic Wish tells the story of a lass who comes out from the shadow to meet her lover. The Midnight Poetic Wish tells the same story with a male protagonist. The dial includes mother-of-pearl clouds for both timepieces and the minute hand as a flying kite for Lady Arpels, and a shooting star for Midnight.
Van Cleef & Arpels