Van Cleef & Arpels: Introducing the New Perlee Collection

Volume and radiance mingle in the Perlée collection

True to its style of refined curves, the Perlée™ collection introduces new bracelet aesthetics to accentuate both hard stones and diamonds. A revival of the tradition of golden beads, these joyful creations shine in varied tones, suggesting infinite associations.

Ambiance Malachite

 

Dazzling colors

Perlée couleurs bracelets

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White gold, turquoise, diamonds

Van Cleef & Arpels - Perlée collection

Yellow gold, malachite, diamonds

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Pink gold, carnelian, diamonds

In the spirit of the Maison’s Between the Finger Ring™, three new bracelets display diverse harmonies of color. Diamonds and cabochons of hard stones are placed opposite on an open shank, exhibiting an original aesthetic design. Yellow gold complements the singular beauty of malachite and white gold accents the glow of turquoise, while the warmth of pink gold echoes the radiant hue of carnelian.
 
Each bracelet is made up of a multitude of delicate, shimmering beads that uphold the joyful spirit of the collection. Worn in a sparkling cascade around the wrist, they graciously heighten the precious union of the stones. They combine beautifully with the rings, pendants and earrings in the Perlée collection, sharing the same interplay between materials and golden beads.

 

Sparkling ribbons

Perlée diamonds bracelets

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Yellow gold, diamonds

Van Cleef & Arpels - Perlée collection

White gold, diamonds

Van Cleef & Arpels - Perlée collection

Pink gold, diamonds

To complement the Perlée diamonds creations, three delicate bracelets exhibit a row of round diamonds surrounded by two rows of gold beads. With their flowing lines, these creations sparkle with every movement, tenderly caressing the wrist with their graceful dance.
 
Worn in twos or threes, they elicit limitless associations, the different hues of gold blending in perfect harmony. The discreet brightness of white gold complements the sunny tint of yellow gold, adorning the skin in a gleaming halo, or the warm and feminine nuance of pink gold. For even more variations, they can accompany Perlée signature pieces engraved with roundhand letters, or play perfectly off the curves of Perlée pearls of gold bracelets.
 
Thanks to their discreet clasp and a new choice of sizes, the bracelets can grace any wrist with finesse.

 

Exceptional savoir-faire

Perlée creations remain faithful to the tradition of excellence of the Maison. Reflecting its expertise and savoir-faire, each detail is carefully studied. Each bead is reworked by hand and then polished to bring out its characteristic gleam. On open bracelets, the hinge becomes imperceptible thanks to exacting jewelry craftsmanship. The inner surface is polished using the mirror polishing technique dear to Van Cleef & Arpels.
 
Diamonds are selected according to the strictest gemological criteria: D, E or F for color and IF, VVS1 or VVS2 for clarity. They sparkle with intensity on Perlée diamonds pieces thanks to an openwork gold structure that allows light to pass through in the purest fine jewelry tradition.
 
The hard stones also meet the Maison’s stringent selection criteria. Malachite, with its deep green hues, draws its poetic spirit from the regular streaks running across its surface, while turquoise stands out for its opaque blue color, at once
intense and uniform. Carnelian is chosen for the consistency of its red-orange tone, warm and deep, which is further enhanced by polishing.
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Positioning the carnelian

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Jewelry work, reworking the gold beads

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Setting work, positioning the diamonds

 

A signature style of Van Cleef & Arpels

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Card for a Bagatelle ring, 1948

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Created in 2008, the Perlée collection takes its gold beads from the history of the Maison. Edging stones and motifs in Van Cleef & Arpels creations since the 1920s, they grew more generous and pronounced as of 1948. Expanding in quantity and dimensions, they began to form the very structure of necklaces, bracelets and rings.
 
Starting in 1963, a period characterized by supple, fluid shapes, gold beads took on a playful quality and were wound into the Twist collection. Interspersed with other materials, beaded braids blended with the reddish orange of coral, the brilliant blue of turquoise and the lustrous white of cultured pearls. As of 1968, gold beads came to adorn the Alhambra® collection, embellishing the symbol of luck with a delicate contour. With the Perlée collection, the Maison imagines feminine creations bearing evocative names: Perlée pearls of gold, Perlée couleurs, Perlée diamonds, Perlée clovers and Perlée signature.
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Couscous necklace, 1948

Yellow gold, rubies, diamonds

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