Tue, 24 May 2011

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels – CBS News Video

By Erika W.

Can’t make it to NYC to see “Set in Style” at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum? Martha Teichner brings the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibition to you with an informative CBS News video. The exhibition, which has been extended to July 4, showcases over 350 pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, objets d’art, and timepieces.

Van Cleef & Arpels Brooch pendant of bird and briolette
Photo: Patrick Gries/Van Cleef & Arpels

The “Walska Briolette Diamond” Brooch was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1971. The brooch/pendant features a yellow diamond briolette weighing 96.62 carats. The bird’s wings detach to become earrings, and the tail can be removed to be worn as a matching brooch.

CBS News video: The dazzling jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels

Martha Teichner and Sarah Coffin, curator of “Set in Style,” discuss design innovation, celebrity jewels, and the history of Van Cleef & Arpels.

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