Van Cleef & Arpels

High Jewellery

Company type

Large company


Luxury / Fashion


Paris & Geneva

Discover Van Cleef & Arpels

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Founded in 1906 at 22 Place Vendôme, following the marriage of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef, the Maison has been promoting the values of creativity, expertise, and transmission for over a century. Its collections reflect an identity and heritage carefully preserved, while expressing new stories of love, luck, and enchantment. Iconic sources of inspiration, nature, dance, couture, and imagination bring lightness and movement to the creations, reflecting a positive and poetic vision of the world.

Between inventiveness and poetry, Van Cleef & Arpels thus perpetuates a style that is recognizable among all, which has given rise to many signatures: the technique of the Serti Mystérieux, the Minaudière, the Zip necklace transformable into a bracelet, and the Alhambra motif. The Perlée collection and the Complications Poétiques watches have also joined these icons that contribute to the Maison's reputation.

Today, the Maison distinguishes itself throughout the world with its dreamlike universe, its tradition of excellence embodied by the Mains d'Or - virtuoso craftsmen of the Van Cleef & Arpels workshops - and its expertise in the selection and enhancement of exceptional stones, arousing a unique emotion.

How is it working with them? 

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Follow the journey of the butterflies to discover Van Cleef & Arpels' new Alhambra creations in rose gold and carnelian

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Join a journey through Europe with the new High Jewelry collection Le Grand Tour raconté par Van Cleef & Arpels.

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The Lady Arpels Ballerine Musicale, a Van Cleef & Arpels masterpiece, unites music and beauty through an enchanting ballet-inspired design.

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  • International presence

    32 countries

  • Average age of employees

    37 years

  • Values

    Care & No Compromise • Creativity & Curiosity • Transmission & Ambition

The Van Cleef & Arpels ecosystem