Brief: A new hardcover explores the elegant history of Van Cleef & Arpels


This platinum, diamond, and emerald necklace was a special order from Cartier London in 1932 for Countess of Granard. Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection. Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum.

Van Cleef & Arpels contains 55 stunning illustrations, including never-before-seen images. Photo courtesy ASSOULINE.


Van Cleef & Arpels admirers have another gem to add to their collections. In the new tome Van Cleef & Arpels, art historian and archeologist Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter chronicles the esteemed brand’s rise to the top of haute jewelry. Whether patenting the Mystery Setting, creating the minaudière, or pushing the boundaries with modern-day designs, the Maison has dazzled with its blend of expertise and extraordinary stones for over a century. Here, 80 brilliantly illustrated pages explore that remarkable journey. Van Cleef & Arpels is available now at ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and through

—Nov. 7, 2014