Van Cleef & Arpels - New creations in the Perlée collection

June 2019

Joyful and sparkling, the Perlée collection presents a ballet of golden beads. This year, it is being enriched with luminous new creations: rings, pendants, earrings and – for the first time – a long necklace and four watches. With their rounded lines, they lend themselves to multiple combinations.

A transformable long necklace

This year, a brand new style takes its place in the Perlée collection: a transformable long necklace with a playful spirit. On a long chain in yellow gold, a pendant made up of three different-sized rings showcases the collection’s iconic golden beads.

In a surprising variation, the central ring can be removed and replaced by one of three other circles adorned with beads of turquoise, coral or onyx. The long necklace can thus be worn in different ways to suit every occasion. Each bead has been shaped and polished by hand, before being strung in a falling line on a thread of gold. In a mirror effect, these precious materials are subtly reflected in the surrounding golden beads. The deep black of onyx, the sky blue of turquoise and the orangey-red of coral bring a summery, lighthearted feel to this new creation.

Joyful cabochons

Three jewelry sets, made up of earrings, a pendant and a ring, are making their debut in the Perlée couleurs collection. They give pride of place to cabochons of hard stones, in three dazzling harmonies of colors. Yellow gold combines its warm overtones with the singular beauty of malachite, white gold highlights the luminosity of turquoise, while the gentle glow of rose gold echoes radiant carnelian.

On each of these creations, cabochons of hard stones – all of the same dimensions – are outlined by a border of fine golden beads, accentuating their curves. These three sets can be combined together to create interplays of colors and materials.

Precious ribbons

Three rings of light take up their place in the Perlée diamonds collection, delicately associating the precious stones with the brilliance of yellow, white and rose gold.

These refined creations, presenting a row of diamonds surrounded by two rows of golden beads, sparkle to accompany the movements of the hand.

Secret watches

For the first time, the collection’s golden beads come together in a joyful dance to create two styles of secret jewelry watches: a bracelet and a pendant, with a design never seen before in Van Cleef & Arpels’ watchmaking collections.

Inspired by the “toi et moi” jewelry style, the bracelet watches feature two different-sized motifs opposite one another on an open bangle. The larger of the two delicately pivots to reveal an elegant white mother-of-pearl dial surrounded by a border of round diamonds. In keeping with the Perlée collection’s playful spirit, each of these three pieces offers a different association of colors and materials. On the first, green malachite provides a joyful contrast to the colors of coral and pink gold, while lapis lazuli complements the brilliance of diamonds and yellow gold on the second. In a luminous harmony, the third watch combines rose gold with the sparkle of diamonds.

Inspired by the watches that appeared in Europe in the 17th century, the last creation takes the form of a pendant in rose gold set with diamonds. Like a jewel, it is worn on a chain as a long necklace to complement its wearer’s silhouette. By sliding the paved surface to reveal the dial, the hour can be read with discretion.