Van Cleef & Arpels


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Van Cleef & Arpels


there are some signatures which one knows one can trust” might translate the motto “Il est des signatures auxquelles on tient” which has
for years appeared in Van Cleef & Arpels’ catalogues and advertise- inspired by incident with a loyal client, who had ments. It was
an been alarmed to receive a ring which had been enlarged in the House’s workshops and from which the signature had completely
disappeared. The omission book is the history of that signature, for the latter has become a sym- bol which, since the turn of the century, has embodied jewelry in all
its aspects. Often plagiarized-but this in itself is proof of the origi-nality of a style which has,in spite of changing fashions-Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations have
never ceased to amaze us with their uncompromising line, their in- ventiveness, their classicism, but also their boldness and sometimes even their extravagance. Recording them in these pages, and retra-cing their history and their development, we are inevitablyin the history of the jeweler’s art in the twentieth century. instantly remedied. Ina sense, this was
over the years, retained its own identity recounting the history

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Dimensions 22.7 × 30 cm

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