Makers of some of the most exquisite jewelry in the world, Van Cleef & Arpels have been around since 1906. Originally founded as a husband and wife team–Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef–Van Cleef & Arpels have been a favorite jeweler of royalty, celebrities, and high society for over a century. Many Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry take their inspiration from nature, with motifs such as animals, flowers, and four leaf clovers at the center of the Maison‘s creations. The butterfly, in particular, is a favorite theme found in Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry and today, we take a look at an extraordinary piece. The Flying Butterfly Bracelet Cuff by Van Cleef & Arpels is a beautiful display of the jewelry’s master craftsmanship and whimsical designs,
Flying Butterfly Bracelet Cuff by Van Cleef & Arpels
As its name implies the Flying Butterfly Bracelet Cuff by Van Cleef & Arpels features a trio of butterflies. Crafted in 18k white gold, the three insects appear to be hovering around the wearer’s arm. A symbol of playfulness and renewal, the use of butterflies by Van Cleef & Arpels shows off the jeweler’s joyful side and demonstrates that high jewelry does not necessarily have to be serious.
While in nature butterflies are often very colorful, this particular Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry piece is monochromatic only using precious white gold along with glistening white diamonds. Each butterfly takes on a different open-worked form and each shines bright with a blanket of diamonds. There are approximately 287 round diamonds embellishing this Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet, weighing around 11.53 carats. Simply stunning.
The hinged cuffed construction of the bracelet allows for ease-of-use and similar to all Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, this piece is painstakingly handcrafted by master jewelers. We’ve spotted this specific bracelet on the arm of New York Based entrepreneur Alexa Hirschfeld and Singaporean socialite Jamie Chua while Mariah Carey is a big fan of Van Cleef & Arpels butterfly jewelry.
Van Cleef & Arpels Diamonds
As expected, Van Cleef & Arpels exclusively use diamonds of the highest quality for their creations. The gemology department sources, sorts, and selects only the best gems for Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry according to GIA standards. In fact, Van Cleef is one of the world’s few jewelers to only select diamonds that fall into the highest categories within GIA criteria. Therefore, the famous Van Cleef & Arpels hallmark signifies that you are indeed wearing the best of the best.
This sumptuous diamond butterfly bracelet cuff from Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is especially fitting as we head into the spring season. This is one jewelry piece that will make hearts soar, turn heads, and delight anyone who is lucky enough to wear it.