Van Cleef & Arpels Océan Necklace and Tiara
The perfect and natural choice for the Monaco’s Royal Wedding was Van Cleef & Arpels, as the messenger of this tender promise as love has been an essential value of the Maison since 1906.The Maison was built on the foundations of the love between Esther, called Estelle, Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef.
Van Cleef&Arpels has the privigele of having been chosen by the bride to create a set of jewellery, Océan by Van Cleef & Arpels exalts the grace and elegance of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene. Since 1956, Van Cleef & Arpels has held the honour of being “Official Supplier to the Principality”. Such a privilege demands the highest standards. Van Cleef & Arpels creations, always in movement, evoke the most fleeting of moments, when nature’s vital force and fragility meet .They unveil a world that is both enchanting and enchanted, a world where emotion and the love of beauty unite in perfect harmony.
Ripples shimmer on a ribbon of white gold and round-cut diamonds. The frothy lace of diamonds sparkles with the water’s reflections and diffuses into fabulous asymmetrical circles. The waters of the sea, made of blue sapphires, carry 11 pear-cut diamonds in their gentle swell. Océan, the necklace, transforms into a royal tiara.
The unique tiara is made with 883 round-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 44 carats, the parure also has 10 pear-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 4 carats, a 4.01 carat pear-cut diamond and 359 round-cut sapphires for over a total of 18 carats, in a colour gradation of 3 hues.Vey impressive,isn’t it?
Well you must know that from the 9th of July until the end of November 2011, the Océan jewellery piece will be on show during the L’Histoire du Mariage Princier exhibition, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.