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Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Collection History

Since the opening of its first U.S. boutique in New York in 1939, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has captivated Americans from coast to coast with its bounty of inspired creations. Drawn by the infinite beauty of the West and the stylishly casual clientele, the Paris-based Maison opened its first boutique there in 1970. The Beverly Hills boutique marked a new chapter in Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry replica history in America.

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Long Necklace Pink Gold 20 MotifsFrom the picturesque waters of the Pacific to the majestic landscapes, California has been a wealth of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels alhambra necklace replica. The Maison even created an entire High Jewelry collection, called California Reverie, based on the diverse scenery and breathtaking nature unique to the Golden State. For 45 years, Van Cleef & Arpels has attracted California dreamers and West Coast dwellers alike to its Beverly Hills store. To honor such a momentous anniversary, the Maison is celebrating with an extraordinary exhibition in the boutique from now until March 2nd, 2016.

Both vintage pieces and contemporary creations are displayed together, showing the extraordinary evolution of the Maison’s unparalleled style. Separated into four unique themes – Nature, Couture, Exoticism, and Ballerinas – the presentation takes visitors on a curated journey through the archives of Van Cleef & Arpels flower necklace knockoff , with jewels on loan from the Maison’s collection as well as from private collectors.

Lucky Alhambra Pink Gold Bracelet With 4 Stone Combination Motifs CSHB0624The flora and fauna of Mother Nature remains an ever present theme for the Maison’s oeuvre. From the Roses bracelet and brooch that won Van Cleef & Arpels perlee bracelet replica the Grand Prize at the “Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes” in 1925 to the highly collectible ‘La Boutique’ animal clips, the Maison masterfully captures the inimitable beauty of nature in its jewelry. Demonstrating this essential theme of endless inspiration are Fake Van Cleef & Arpels Clover bracelet designed as blooming flowers, fluttering butterflies, and ethereal birds in flight – to name just a few. A major highlight from this section is the Reine-Margeuerites suite, circa 1990-1993, formerly in the collection of Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

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