To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Alhambra series, Van Cleef & Arpels Launches 11 Alhambra Lucky Four Leaf Products, and each works were designed from 4 limited edition gemstones: the grey mother-of-pearl, onyx, lapis and crystal with the price between 6,350-63,500 US dollars.
Jacques Arpels-Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Founder
Jacques Arpels always believes that “With a wish of luck, you can become a lucky person ”. And he also often collects clover in his garden, then sends it within his English poem “Don’t Quit” to colleagues or friends. In 1968, the family applied the iconic four-leaf lucky pattern to jewelry design for the first time. And he new Alhambra long necklace was born since then. Four-leaf lucky pattern as the classic design of this brand has quickly become popular as a symbol of the family.
Romy Schneider and Grace Kelly wear Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Long necklace
Alhambra series is inspired by Alhambra Palace, an Arab palace in Spain. This series jewels have been loved by many celebrities since they were introduced. Including Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and Romy Schneider, Starring Princess.
After a lapse of 50 years, this classic pattern is still popular.
No longer limited to long necklaces, the family attempted this four-leaf lucky pattern into the designs such as earrings, finger rings, and jewelry watches. Gem material is also gradually enriched: malachite, tiger eye stone, onyx, turquoise, etc. To make-up the fortunes of ladies. And, from selecting , making and finally checking, the steps show the extraordinary craftsmanship of the family.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra necklace, rose gold, grey mother-pearl and diamonds, 20 lucky four leaf designs
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra bracelet, rose gold, grey mother-pearl and diamonds, 5 lucky four leaf designs
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Earrings, Rose Gold, Grey Mother-Pearl and Diamonds, 2 Lucky Cloverleaf Patterns
In the four limited edition gemstone jewels launched this time, the most eye-catching is the long necklace composed of 20 lucky four-leaf patterns paying tribute to the first Alhambra long necklace launched in 1968. Grey mother-pearl is the most popular design element in the Alhambra collection. This brand uses rose gold with grey mother-pearl and diamonds creating 3 Pieces: necklace, bracelet and earrings.
The rose gold presents a soft beauty, while the diamond exudes a fashionable and cool temperament.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Collection Necklace, white gold, onyx and diamonds, 20 lucky four leaf designs
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra bracelet, white gold, onyx and diamonds, 5 lucky four leaf designs
In addition, the Van Cleef & Arpels adopts the onyx with white gold and sparkling white diamonds, showing classic black and white style.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra necklace, gold, lapis and diamonds, 20 lucky four leaf designs
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra bracelet, gold, lapis and diamonds, 5 lucky four-leaf designs
This lapis has never been seen in the Alhambra series since 1968. In the new work, lapis lazuli and diamonds are inlaid with gold, revealing a deep sense of retro style.
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra necklace, gold, crystal, 20 lucky four-leaf pattern
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Bracelet, Gold, Crystal, 5 Lucky Four Leaf Patterns
The crystal material is the same rare , and it never came back to Alhambra series after the 1980s. Consisted entirely of white crystals, complementing the gold, the four-leaf lucky pattern sets off a gentle femininity of ladies.
Although the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra series was born in the 60s of cultural change, it is still one of the first choices for fashion jewelry. Alhambra jewellery can be worn daily and on high occasions without temperament, such a lucky, happy jewelry is worth every woman to start.