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Van Cleef and Arpels
     

Van Cleef and Arpels

by Sylvie Raulet
 
For more than a century, the name Van Cleef & Arpels has symbolized the most prestigious name in luxury jewelry. Connoisseurs and celebrities worldwide appreciate the splendor of the precious stones, exquisitely set by expert designers and artisans, as well as Van Cleef & Arpels subtle fusion of fantastical boldness and timeless classicism.

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For more than a century, the name Van Cleef & Arpels has symbolized the most prestigious name in luxury jewelry. Connoisseurs and celebrities worldwide appreciate the splendor of the precious stones, exquisitely set by expert designers and artisans, as well as Van Cleef & Arpels subtle fusion of fantastical boldness and timeless classicism.

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Library Journal
``Jewelers extraordinaire'' is the phrase best describing the Van Cleef & Arpels dynasty. Since the turn of the century, this house has created many exquisite and original works of art for its international clientele of celebrities and royalty. Raulet captures the glamour attending the rise and success of the firm, at the same time giving us an intimate look at the two families and the eccentricities of countless personalities they have delighted over the years. The book includes sections on prestigious transactions and acquisitions, the evolution of style, the invention of the ``serti invisible'' technique, and popular accessories of the ``minaudiere'' and vanity cases. Highly recommended. Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789302014
Publisher:
Universe Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Universe of Design Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.50(d)

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