precious stones

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Couleur, the spirit of the Maison.

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Couleur, the spirit of the Maison.

The story of Van Cleef & Arpels is probably one of the most interesting ones. This amazing luxury house established the landscape of modern jewelry since 1906. This month they are launching the evolution of their Perlée collection, called Perlée Couleur. This new collection is the perfect symbol of Van Cleef & Arpels DNA: from innovative design to inspiration, all elements are gathered to build an outstanding jewelry collection. Van Cleef & Arpels, the pioneers of modern jewelry Despite the fact Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the most established jewelry brand in the world, they remain true pioneers in their industry. When Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels decided to found the company in 1896, they had this extraordinary vision of a Brand that would navigate across decades of success based in innovation, passion, inspiration and the love for excellence at work. They were the first Jeweler to…

Pietra Dura, when art meets high-jewellery.

Pietra Dura, when art meets high-jewellery.

The precious and the unique are part of what defines true luxury. Pietra Dura, a very exclusive Jewellery House founded in 2007, reveals the uniqueness of each gemstone on a technique inspired by the glorious italian Cinquecento. Based on the passion of Carole Midy, she started creating her own jewels on her kitchen table and now you can find her creations in different countries. The name Pietra Dura comes from a special jewellery technique , very popular in the years 1500’s, also called The Cinquecento. Like Wood Marquetry, Pietra Dura works the entire precious stones into marble. It is an inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each…