Van Cleef & Arpels launching Paris jewelry school

Accessory aficionadoes can now master the art of jewelry-making thanks to an innovative move by iconic French brand Van Cleef & Arpels. The Paris-based company will make history in February 2012 by opening its first jewelry school, where students from across the globe can gain unique insight into the world of creating world-class adornments. Van … Continued

Van Cleef & Arpels for Only Watch 2011

The wonderful “ONLY Watch” you see here was conceived and brought to this world by Van Cleef & Arpels. Named “From the Earth to the Moon”, this unique piece will be auctioned in September at the ONLY Watch 2011 charity auction. On the dial you will see a fantastical space theme, executed with inlays of … Continued

Five Weeks In a Balloon by Van Cleef and Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels is going to unveil a new timepiece inspired by Les Voyages Extraordinaires, a famous novel written by Jules Verne. Called the “Five Weeks In a Balloon”, this new piece from the French exquisite jewellery and watchmaker debuts at the SIHH 2011 in Geneva. The eye-paralyzing dial is embellished with champleve enamel … Continued

China’s luxury market can be tough to crack

China may become the world’s biggest luxury market in some years but cultural challenges to win customers’ hearts for certain types of products remain, industry executives said this week. Champagne house Taittinger said it could make high-end sparkling wine in China but the market was not ready for it yet… … while Lamborghini said the … Continued

French Season – Van Cleef and Arpels’ trunk

T.T. Trunks is presenting the new Van Cleef and Arpels’ trunk at the Arts and Crafts exhibition at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. The exhibition, which ends today, is part of the ‘French Season’ organised by the French Embassy. The trunk has been specially designed and crafted for the launch of the perfume “Féerie”.