19 Aug '13, 8am

A Gem to Remember

Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled its new high-jewelry collection to the international press and VIP clients in Paris in July, presenting a mouthwatering selection of large, colorful gemstones and diamonds in imaginative and sometimes flamboyant designs. The spectrum of colored gemstones harks back to the brand’s roots; it was established over a century ago when Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious-stone merchant, and Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a lapidary, married. The French jewelry house was born with a specialty in seeking out not only the finest gemstone specimens, but those with a unique and captivating character. The Pierres de Caractère Variations line features several collectible stones, such as a 9.03-carat D IF type 2A diamond in the Ancolie Précieuse ring, surrounded by pear- and round-cut diamonds and a border of bright-red rubies. A pair of earrings is compo...

Full article: http://robbreport.com/jewelry/gem-remember

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