An update on Van Cleef & Arpels’s Jarretière design, this gem-encrusted bracelet from the brand mimics the sky at dawn and dusk.
Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a diamond cutter, married Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stones dealer and, about a decade later, in 1906, the house of Van Cleef & Arpels opened its doors on Paris’s Place Vendôme. By the 1920s, the maison was experimenting with exotic Art Deco creations and, in the early ’30s, it pioneered a groundbreaking new technique called the Mystery Set, by which gemstones could be arranged in a mosaiclike pattern without any visible supports. Its sautoirs, minaudières and brooches quickly became
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