Discover Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry With Miller; The Experts in Jewelry Selection
The history of this French jewelry house goes back to 1906 when the Dutch Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels collaborated and established their first boutique at 22 Place Vendôme. Van Cleef & Arpels is closely linked with exclusive jewelry creations.
In 1926, Alfred took control of the house’s artistic direction, closely working with his daughter, Renee Puissant, and the artisan Rene Sim Lacaze for the next two decades. The brand successfully established boutiques in China and Japan; becoming the first French jewelers with outlets in Asia.
Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry: decades of excellence
The Maison is outstanding with its creativeness, receiving a French Patent for a decorative style of 1933, known as ‘Serti Mysterieux’ meaning ‘Mystery Setting’. The technique involves a gem setting style in which the prongs are invisible, placing each one of the stones onto gold rails with a thickness of less than two-tenths of a millimeter. Three hundred hours, or even more, of work are put in for each piece; yielding a limited yearly production of exquisite gems. In addition, Van Cleef & Arpels is also renowned for its customizable jewelry or the “Zip” necklace created in 1951; for the Duchess of Windsor.
The brand is renowned for meeting the requirements of fashion; creating items like the Minaudière, an exquisite fashion accessory for women to carry their personal items in; needed at parties. Van Cleef and Arpels have a magnificent range of collections, such as the “Balls of legend” or “Dreams of a summer night”; a combination of tradition, romance, and sophistication. The brand enhanced its business activities in the 1970s; including watchmaking and perfumery.
Pre-owned Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, make a memorable gift of earrings or brooches
If you are in need of presenting someone with a unique gift of the brand’s jewelry piece, then the place to visit is the Miller House. Second-hand jewelry pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels are available online and have all been meticulously restored by our experts. You are sure to be tempted by the earrings made in yellow gold with sparkling, colored stones; one of the most unique ornaments of Maison Van Cleef & Arpels being offered. The bow-shaped brooch with its colorful inlays will look absolutely stunning on a jacket or any type of evening wear. In addition, there are beautiful ornate brooches; masterpieces of either antique jewelry or modern creations, adhering to the brand’s traditional style, made by the renowned Parisian jeweler of Place Vendôme.
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