Dance of colours
Joyful and sparkling, the Perlée collection presents a ballet of golden beads. This year, it is being enriched with luminous new creations: rings, pendants, earrings and – for the first time – a long necklace and four watches. With their rounded lines, they lend themselves to multiple combinations.
A transformable long necklace
This year, a brand new style takes its place in the Perlée collection: a transformable long necklace with a playful spirit. On a long chain in yellow gold, a pendant made up of three different-sized rings showcases the collection’s iconic golden beads. In a surprising variation, the central ring can be removed and replaced by one of three other circles adorned with beads of turquoise, coral or onyx. The long necklace can thus be worn in different ways to suit every occasion. Each bead has been shaped and polished by hand, before being strung in a falling line on a thread of gold. In a mirror effect, these precious materials are subtly reflected in the surrounding golden beads. The deep black of the onyx, the sky blue of turquoise and the orangey-red of coral bring a summery, light-hearted feel to this new creation.
Three jewellery sets, made up of earrings, a pendant and a ring, are making their debut in the Perlée Couleurs collection. They give pride of place to cabochons of hard stones, in three dazzling harmonies of colours. Yellow gold combines its warm overtones with the singular beauty of malachite, white gold highlights the luminosity of turquoise, while the gentle glow of rose gold echoes radiant carnelian.On each of these creations, cabochons of hard stones – all of the same dimensions – are outlined by a border of fine golden beads, accentuating their curves. These three sets can be combined together to create interplays of colors and materials.
Three rings of light take up their place in the Perlée diamonds collection, delicately associating the precious stones with the brilliance of yellow, white and rose gold. These refined creations, presenting a row of diamonds surrounded by two rows of golden beads, sparkle to accompany the movements of the hand. Fine and elegant, they can be associated in multiple ways: they may be worn in pairs or as a trio, or combined with the delicate Perlée bracelets adorned with a row of diamonds.
Perlée creations embody the Maison’s jewelry tradition. Every detail has been meticulously crafted: the golden beads are each individually worked by hand to bring out their distinctive shimmer. Like all Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry pieces, Perlée creations are part of a hundred-year tradition of excellence. The craftsmen’s expertise is founded on a savoir-faire that has been passed on and renewed over the years, a succession of intricate actions that determine the object’s comfort as much as its appearance.
One by one, the golden beads are worked by the jeweler, then hand-polished in several stages to obtain a perfectly smooth surface and a shimmering play of the light. The attention to detail can be seen inside the ring and bracelet, where the sheen of a glittering ribbon of yellow gold is amplified by the Maison’s cherished mirror-polishing technique.