Ruby and diamond mystery-set brooch circa 1951.
The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California has just opened an exhibition called ‘A Quest for Beauty: The Art of Van Cleef & Arpels’. From the Maison’s own archives, 200+ pieces that span over 100 years of craftsmanship will be on display, along with drawings and documents from the vaults. The show is organized around four themes that have and continue to inspire the designs of the house: nature, elegance, exoticism and femininity. The show will run until Saturday, Februray 15, 2014.
Turquoise ‘Panka’ necklace circa 1974.
A golden dragon brooch
A Cambodian-inspired diamond cuff bracelet
A ‘Passe-Partout’ necklace circa 1940s
Credits: The Gem Standard, International news and interesting finds from the world of jewelry. October 28, 2013