Van Cleef & Arpels is pleased to announce the new “Birds of Paradise” collection. A symbol of fleeting beauty, the bird of paradise evokes the poetic rhythms and ever-changing elements in Nature that have long been an inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels. Precious stones in elaborate formations and colors capture the bird’s plumage, while delicate swirls and arabesques illustrate its graceful movements. Each piece conjures the bird’s delicate form, from the curves of its feathers to its enchanting dance. The broad collection encapsulates intricacies of these creatures both literally and figuratively.
Enveloped in myth and mystery, the enigmatic bird of paradise has fascinated mankind since first discovered in the Pacific Islands. Today the bird continues to elicit exotic lands and old-world mystique, inspiring Van Cleef & Arpels to convey its storied magic and charm through this unique creative jewellery collection. Birds and other creatures of flight and fancy have been leitmotifs in numerous nature-inspired collections. In 1920, Van Cleef & Arpels first emulated the elegance and harmony of birds with its diamond and platinum “Oiseau” clip. Nearly a century later, Van Cleef & Arpels pays homage to this gravity-defying creature’s otherworldly allure with “Birds of Paradise.”
Founded in 1906 by Alfred Van Cleef and his brothers-in-law Charles and Julien Arpels on the Place Vendôme in Paris, Van Cleef & Arpels has a long and storied history as one of the world’s most celebrated jewelers. Each new collection from Van Cleef & Arpels is inspired by facets of longstanding themes of the House including nature, couture and the arts. This creativity combined with the jewelry-makers’ masterful use of only the world’s top-quality gemstones has left the Van Cleef & Arpels legacy ripe with iconic creations such as the “Birds of Paradise” collection— one which incarnates the bird as an emblem of freedom at the very heart of Nature.
“Birds of Paradise” will be available at Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques just in time for the holidays this year. For more information, please visit www.vancleef-arpels.com.