This winter, Van Cleef & Arpels are looking back to the 1970s when Eastern and Ibizan influences inspired extra-large tropical pieces with amethyst and turquoise cabochons. Rediscover a golden age until March 1, in the Van Cleef & Arpels store’s heritage gallery at 20 Place Vendôme.
Van Cleef & Arpels opened a brand new store at 20 Place Vendôme back in March, with a special section for the various treasures of its archives, on permanent exhibition in the heritage gallery. Open to all, until March 1 the museum will host 70 of the house's most stunning vintage designs from the 1970s in a nod to the house's history that examines the collective creative mind of an age that looked out at the world, through star designs of the era from Princess Salimah Aga Khan's Indian jewels to the trio of coral, amethysts and diamonds worn by Elizabeth Taylor as a memory of the burning hot sun of her summer in Ibiza. A stunning piece of history and creative audacity from Van Cleef & Arpels, on show to explore today.
Photo: Byzance necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1972, in yellow gold, amethysts, diamonds and turquoises
Necklace worn by Princess Salimah Aga Khan by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1971, in yellow gold, carved emeralds and diamonds
Van Cleef & Arpels earrings, 1977, in yellow gold, amesthysts, diamonds and tourmalines