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2016-07-21

Van Cleef & Arpels New Bouton D'or Collection

Van Cleef & Arpels unveils a brand new Bouton d'or jewelry collection with a rounded, graphic design: Bouton d’or™. Diamonds, gold, mother-of-pearl and hard stones come together in bold creations, born out of a unique expertise. From the choice of materials through to the intricately assembled motifs, each piece reflects all the virtuosity of Van Cleef & Arpels. With joyful harmony, the Bouton d’or collection gives pride of place to the curved lines of a jewelry motif called ‘‘Paillette’’, created by the Maison in the late 1930s. Reinterpreted today, it lends itself to multiple plays of associations, volume and colors, producing a style that is both graphic and feminine. Adorned with a diamond at their centers, these concave or convex elements are repeated to compose a necklace that hugs the neckline, a subtly asymmetric bracelet, earrings that seem to dance with each movement of the body, a three-dimensional ring and a generous pendant.


Characterized by bold associations of materials, the collection is made up of two sets of "ve pieces. Gently reflecting the light, pink gold magni"es the delicate overtones of mother-of-pearl and the warm hue of carnelian, a symbol of life. With their glittering centers, the motifs spread out across different levels, in triple rows or joyful circles. In a more contrasted pairing, yellow gold accentuates the encounter between the rich, deep black color of onyx and chrysoprase, whose spring-like green suffuses the creations with a luminous vitality. Fringed with discretely mobile pastilles, two pieces combine rounded curves with the geometric purity of the lozenge, to adorn a finger or give shape to a pendant that can be transformed into a clip.