The March Birthstone: Jewellery Celebrating The Beauty of Aquamarine

The first mention of the linkage of birth months with a specific, patron stone can be found in the works of Josephus, written in the first century AD, and of Saint Jerome, dating to the fifth century. However, according to historians, the custom of wearing a corresponding mineral was

SIHH 2017: Van Cleef & Arpels Debuts Watches with an Unconventional Approach to Design and Functionality

Van Cleef & Arpels consistently surprises with the height of its craftsmanship and freshness of its ideas. This held true at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2017, where the jewellery house debuted models that demonstrate the fusion of high jewellery with the art of

Highlight From Upcoming Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Every year in the run up to Christmas the auction house Bonhams hosts a ‘jewellery lunch’ where those attending are served up not only exquisite food, but also pieces from the upcoming auction. This year the guests were invited to see lots from an auction of fine jewellery taking plac

Precious Stroll Around Paris

Paris has always inspired people with artistic endeavours. However, the interpretation of its other name as La Ville Lumière could not be better rendered than through jewellery, with its emphasis on radiance, brilliance and the use of sculptural settings. The architectural formality o

Vintage Minaudières and Evening Handbags Exhibited at Van Cleef&Arpels boutique in Moscow

Van Cleef&Arpels is primarily associated with jewellery and watches, but it would be a mistake to assume its activity is limited to this. You need only take the Moscow boutique at Stoleshnikov to prove the point, as the High Jewellery house Van Cleef&Arpels is currently presen

Elegance and Luxury – Art Deco at the Kremlin

For the first time ever in Russia a collection of Art Deco gowns from the Kyoto Costume Institute and jewellery from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels are going on show. They are exhibited in the One Pillar Chamber of the Patriarch’s Palace and in the Exhibition Hall of the Assumptio

Van Cleef&Arpels Brings New Noah’s Ark Collection to Paris Exhibition

The story of Noah’s Ark and the flood is depicted in countless ways in literature, paintings, in cinema and even in music. And now this Bible story has been translated into the art of jewellery thanks to the renown French brand Van Cleef&Arpels. The Jewellery House has unveiled it

Bejewelled Bottles – Exquisite Fragrances by Jewellery Brands

What happens when the world of fine jewellery meets perfumes? Undoubtedly, it transforms into a celebration of beauty and creativity and more so, when fragrances and bejewelled bottles are created by luxury jewellers such as Boucheron, Cartier, Chopard and Van Cleef & Arpels. Writ

Émeraude en Majesté by Van Cleef & Arpels: Emeralds in All Their Glory

In order to create High Jewellery collections, jewellery houses use only the finest of gemstones, which might take years to seek out. But sometimes it is the other way round: gems of great beauty are purchased but lay untouched for years until they are chosen for a worthy design. Both