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Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra: Something Blue, Something Lucky

Five decades on, Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates its iconic lucky charm with a touch of blue, which collectively embodies the same quality that captivated the luck seekers.

Dec 19, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

Beauty is often fleeting; Not unless it has earned a stamp of approval from Lady Luck herself. Case in point, Van Cleef & Arpels – in particular – the iconic Alhambra four-leaf clover emblem still brims with allure 50 years since its first creation. This year, the Maison celebrates its symbol of luck with new dazzling pieces added to the permanent collection. The charming collection embodies Van Cleef’s timeless elegance and savoir-faire while introducing new precious stones and metal – such as the blue agate, as well as the technique guilloché on yellow gold for the first time in half a century.

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Celebrating Luck Since 1968

“To be lucky, you must believe in luck.” – Jacques Arpels

In an era where technology reigns supreme, something as unexplained and enigmatic as luck has never been more desirable. The idea of this magical quality has been prayed and wished for across centuries. And for VCA, it is having a piece of tangible luck around your neck, wrist or fingers.

50 glorious years on, the collection pays homage to the grey mother of pearl and diamonds that accompanied the original collection throughout its history with blue agate – a precious stone which first appeared in 1989 – taking centre stage in this milestone. Combined with yellow gold, it offers a blend of radiant and luminous aesthetic that evokes a subtle blue glow that resembles twilight at the end of the day.

Alhambra Holiday Season 2018

The Journey of Luck

As the holiday season approaches, the Journey of Luck continues with a film dreamed up by the Franco-Turkish film director duo Burcu & Geoffrey.

Watch Journey of Luck here:

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