Van Cleef & Arpels, the French High Jewelry Maison well known for its enchanting creations, has opened its first heritage exhibition in the Middle East – Treasures and Legends.

Taking place from 10 to 31 October 2019 at the boutique in Dubai Opera Plaza, the Maison portrays expert craftsmanship showcasing over 50 High Jewelry treasures and precious objects. Along the years, Van Cleef & Arpels has captivated an international clientele with its creativity, its collection of excellent stones and its enchanting universe. The “Treasures & Legends” exhibition spans more than a century of creations from precious objects to exceptional orders.

The great ambassadors of their times: Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Maharajahs and Maharanis and aristocrats favored the introduction of new styles that marked the decades of the 20th century, from the Art Deco movement, to the oriental inspirations of the 1970s, passing by the constant love of nature. Following an illustrious list of legends, each piece of jewelry is accompanied by historical or interesting stories, reflecting the evolution of the Maison’s distinctive style and its bonds with royal families.

Art Deco Collaret Necklace – 1939 – In the former collection of Queen Nazli of Egypt – Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

Collaret – 1939 – In the former collection of Princess Faiza of Egypt – Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

 

The ‘Muses of the Maison’ have been an inspiration with their visionary tastes and styles. Queen Nazli of Egypt, the Maharani of Baroda, the Duchess of Windsor, Princess Lilian of Belgium, Princess Grace of Monaco: they all are the heroines of this incredible, and sometimes mysterious, showcase. Treasures and Legends exhibition opens doors and unlocks caskets revealing stories of its clients and the fabulous and exceptional stones that they entrusted to Van Cleef & Arpels’ expert craftsmen. Illustrating the extraordinary Parisian art de vivre, these stunning pieces have been brought together for the first time in Dubai, each shrouded in mystery and yet brimming with personal stories, thereby painting a stunning and faithful picture of the legendary women who wore them.

From royalty icons to Hollywood stars, the Maison has created legendary pieces of jewelry over the decades. The Treasures and Legends exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels is full of extravagant fairytales and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that will continue to captivate and inspire. This grandiose collection of over 50 pieces serves as an array of precious memories of Van Cleef & Arpels’ legends.