With a dazzling array of colors, shapes, and applications, it’s no wonder humankind has been captivated by jewels and gemstones since the beginning of time. We are consistently seeking the most impressive ways to display them. Passed down as heirlooms, kept as talismans and signifying momentous occasions – jewelry has a distinctive place in our history.One company which consistently delivers work at an expert level of craftsmanship and technical ability is the Parisian jeweler, Van Cleef & Arpels. Founded in France in 1933, it is a testament to their craft that over 100 years later they operate boutiques in the USA, Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.
Just as jewels and gemstones have captivated human minds, so have the lives and traits of our animal companions and the symbolism that goes along with them. It makes sense then, that they’ve featured with such frequency as inspiration for jewelry design throughout the ages.
From its early years, Van Cleef and Arpels have been known for their detailed work featuring flora and fauna. Their latest collection is no exception. Inspired by Noah’s Ark, it includes beautiful renditions of koalas, elephants, owls and even a few creatures of mythical origin.