"Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art of High Jewelry" in Paris

From September 20, 2012 to February 10, 2013
  • Ludo bracelet, Paris, 1939, gold, Mystery Set rubies, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    Ludo bracelet, Paris, 1939, gold, Mystery Set rubies, Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

    © Patrick Gries / Van Cleef & Arpels

"Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art of High Jewelry" in Paris 107, rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris fr

The creative daring of this great jewelry Maison will be brought dazzlingly to light in the Arts Décoratifs Nave with more than 400 pieces that have perpetuated the renown of Van Cleef & Arpels since 1906.

These prestigious creations will be shown with archive documents and drawings, in an exhibition design by Jouin-Manku. The history of Van Cleef & Arpels is studded with technical inventions passed down by its craftsmen and crafts women from generation to generation. It is this knowledge, kept secret and combined with imagination and very free sources of inspiration, that underpins this formidable profusion of forms and models.

Creative originality, the constant quest for perfection and a taste for technical innovation are the hallmarks of the Van Cleef & Arpels style. The care taken over volumes, reliefs and proportions, and the choice of precious and fine stones and their brilliance, are the keys to the elegance and sophistication of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.

Opening times

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.
Late opening on Thursday until 9pm: temporary exhibitions and jewelry gallery only.

Admission fees and rates

  • Full rate: 9,50€
  • Reduced rate: 8€

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