The Van Cleef & Arpels’ Frivole Collection of Bracelets and Secret Watches

Ever since its foundation, Van Cleef & Arpels has been enthralled by nature’s metamorphoses, reinterpreting the beauty of the plant world through changing eras and artistic movements. In necklaces, bracelets, earrings and clips, it has depicted flora in meticulously crafted gold and a palette of precious stones.

Mar 23, 2020 | By Julia Roxan

Unveiling eight luminous new additions, the Frivole collection includes a variety of bracelets, necklaces, rings and two secret watches, in which Van Cleef & Arpels pay poetic tribute to nature, in celebration of the coming of spring.

The Van Cleef & Arpels’ Frivole Collection of Bracelets and Secret Watches

Featuring a yellow gold bangle adorned in shimmering motifs, the collection’s seven flower bracelet aims to evoke the vitality and diversity of nature through the seamless incorporation of assorted corollas. A magnifying sight, each sun-drenched flower showcases a three-dimensional composition, with superimposed heart-shaped petals and an array of central diamonds – all of which frame a concealed timepiece.

Generously embellished in sparkling diamonds and dissimilar motifs, the latest five-flower bracelet pairs impeccably with the Frivole collection’s nine-flower necklace, forming a complete and uniform set. Reflecting the Maison’s emblematic style, the pair is further enhanced by the asymmetric Between the Finger Ring, which presents a delicate tête-à-tête, in the form of a dialogue between three flowers in mirror-polished white gold and a diamond-paved flower.

Utilizing clipped pendants, Van Cleef & Arpels explore the versatility of transformable creations to suit every occasion. Worn on a white gold chain or as a clip on clothing or for the hair, the pendant features three sizeable diamond-paved petals surrounding a central three-diamond heart. When mounted on a bracelet-watch, the pendant also conceals a series of delicately-pivoting corollas, further enhancing a discretely designed timepiece.

In an effort to illuminate each creation, Van Cleef & Arpels has incorporated the Maison’s signature mirror-polishing technique. Highlighting the gleam of gold to create intense reflection, each stone is pierced to allow passage of light, in a traditional process known as ‘openwork’. Coupled with the brand’s meticulous attention to detail, each stone was hand-selected based on the strictest criteria, D to F for intense colour and IF to VVS for clarity.

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