With its new high jewellery collection Le Secret, launched at the summer Paris Couture show 2017, Van Cleef & Arpels continues its tradition of transformable jewels.
Based on the “gouachés”, the paintings made by the jewelers to create the pieces, the collection includes over 100 pieces populating a secret garden of jewels. “The inhabitants of this little green heaven are not always depicted on the front of jewels as we’d expect. Often, they are hidden in some crafty way, arousing their owner’s desire to look beyond the perceptible,” says high jewelry expert katerinaperez.
Each piece from Le Secret collection is a one-off creation, crafted entirely by hand from start to finish with every mechanism custom-made for each jewel. Tin models were made of the more complex pieces to ensure not only their aesthetic and craft excellence but ease of use and reliability of the miniature mechanics behind the scenes.