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Across Van Cleef & Arpels’ Seven Seas in an Undulation of Gems

From peaceful shores to the open sea, from foaming breakers to crystalline expanses, Van Cleef & Arpels has let its gaze drift to the far horizon. The ever-changing spectacle of the waves and the grace of the sea’s inhabitants have captivated its senses and inspired a new high Jewellery collection: SEVEN SEAS®.

Like a travel memoir, this is a precious collection that brings together treasures and impressions, transposed into jewellery by the language of precious metals and extraordinary gems.

In a cascade of blues, the distinctive sparkles of the Adriatic and the Mediterranean stand alongside those of the Caspian and Arabian Seas. The far reaches of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean have inspired streams of light, while dazzling associations of materials evoke the Red and Black Seas. During this contemplative voyage, the Maison explores the sea’s multiple shades: from gradations of turquoise and emerald green to sparkling sunlight in the heat of the afternoon or moonbeams glittering on its mirrored waters.

Drifting away with the currents, the Maison has begun a voyage across the Seas of the world – a route that encounters the sea in all its expressions: limpid, shimmering or profound waters are in constant movement to inspire diamond volutes, glittering spirals and braids of precious bubbles.

Enchanting waters that offer an aquatic palette that comes alive and elicits unique emotions thanks to the careful selection of Pierres de Caractère™.

Historic sapphires, crystalline emeralds, and again turquoises, aquamarines and Paraiba-like tourmalines, all these gems evoke gentle shores and gleaming reflections that are to be found in the summer-like matching of colours and materials: seabed teems with rubies, coral and red spinels, while evening brings a backwash of cultured pearls and onyx.

The symbol of this adventurous voyage is for sure the Coquillage Mystérieux Ring: made utterly precious by the Mystery Set™, the ring represents a flaming red seashell in the act of opening and revealing its most private treasures.

Coquillage Mystérieux, gouache. Seven Seas High Jewellery Collection. Van Cleef & Arpels.
Coquillage Mystérieux, gouache. Seven Seas High Jewellery Collection. Van Cleef & Arpels.

A beautiful metaphor of how the Maison guards its virtuoso savoir-faire and of how this translates into an exquisite taste for rarity, beauty and enchanting fascination.

Admire the Seven Seas High Jewellery Collection in all its splendour here in the Gallery. CC

Post edited by Claudia Carletti, Jewellery Through Time. All material courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels Press Office.

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