BY KAREN AANONSEN
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 www.assouline.com.
—Nov. 7, 2014