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Van Cleef & Arpels' new high jewellery collection speaks the language of love

Van Cleef & Arpels' new high jewellery collection speaks the language of love

A tribute to one of the most popular love stories of all time...

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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A new collection of gems crafted by Van Cleef & Arpels is figurative, dreamy and passionate. Here's why...

Van Cleef & Arpels have just introduced a new high jewellery collection that we're seriously head over heels in love with. Its three-dimensional craftsmanship has been adorned on a range of gems that make up the maison's Romeo and Juliet collection.

A tribute to the lovers from one of the most iconic plays by William Shakespeare, the duo of Romeo and Juliet is the inspiration behind the new collection — a celebration of love and nature.

Whilst emeralds glisten like droplets, rubies sit on a full flowered necklace and sapphire beads get stacked all come out to play, it's the design that definitely takes centre stage here.
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"For us, the choice of Romeo and Juliet was a natural one for several reasons. Literature is one of the Maison's major sources of inspiration, and in 2003 we had already paid tribute to the world of Shakespeare with the A Midsummer Night's Dream collection," explains Nicolas Bos, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels.

"When Benjamin Millepied — whose work we have supported for the past several years — told us that he was working on a contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, it struck me as a remarkable creative opportunity. Shakespeare's masterpiece acts as the starting point for a new thematic collection, but also for a dialogue between disciplines involving High Jewellery, dance, music and the visual arts."

Browse through some of our favourite pieces from the collection here...

Now, take a look at Van Cleef & Arpels' fascinating Treasure of Rubies collection.

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