Wed, 16 Feb 2011

Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry Exhibition

By Erika W.

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels begins this Friday, February 18 at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. The exhibition runs through June 5 and will showcase 350 pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, objets d’art, and timepieces. “This is a house that has an amazing history, heritage, and archives. We have incredible creations in terms of design and style but also in terms of stones and technique,” – Nicolas Bos, Van Cleef & Arpels global creative director and chief executive for the Americas.

Van Cleef & Arpels Bouquet brooch in platinum rubies and diamonds
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Van Cleef & Arpels 1937 Bouquet brooch with diamonds and rubies set in platinum will be featured at the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition. The brooch is an example of Van Cleef’s innovative “Mystery Setting” technique, which creates seamless curved surfaces without visible prongs.

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