Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced a new Perlée collection, bringing us a mix of bright colours enhanced by the maison's famous gold beading. Perlée designs have been a tradition at Van Cleef & Arpels since 2008, although gold beads have been used in the maison's collections as far back as the 1920s. The new Perlée collection includes a new pendant, secret watches, rings, pendants, and earrings, all of which are made with high quality materials, a given since the maison selectively and thoroughly chooses their diamonds and hard stones. The golden beading is intricately shaped and polished by hand, reflecting Van Cleef & Arpels' savoir-faire.
The first new design in the collection is the Perlée couleurs transformable long necklace. The necklace is composed of a yellow gold chain and a pendant of three-ringed design featuring the brand's gold beading. As its name suggests, a special feature of the necklace is that it can be transformed as you so wish. The pendant's central ring - originally in a golden colour - can be replaced with the bright, fun colours of either turquoise or coral, or with an elegant onyx colour. Check them out below:
Other new items include the Perlée secret watches. The timepieces showcase the maison's high craftsmanship - the gold structure and pendant are made in France, the dials and movements in Switzerland, and so the watches as a whole reflect Van Cleef & Arpels' combination of French and Swiss savoir-faire.
On first look, these stylish watches appear like classy bracelets or pendants. In the case of the bracelets, the pieces take after the "toi et moi" jewellery style, and comprise of 2 motifs facing each other - one of which hides the watch dial - made of mother-of-pearl and encircled by diamonds. True to its fun theme, it comes in these colour combinations: a large green malachite motif works in contrast to a smaller coral motif and pink gold bangle, a fitting combination of a blue lapis lazuli motif comes together with a diamond motif and yellow gold bangle, and finally a rose gold bangle is enlived by dazzling diamond embellished motifs. Check out the secret watch bracelets below:
The secret watches also come in a rose gold and diamond embellished pendant form, that's wearable as a necklace. This pendant is inspired by watches from Europe from the 17th century. Check out the elegant piece below:
Jewellery sets of matching pendants, earrings, and rings are also found in the collection. The Perlée couleurs pendants, earrings, and rings feature cabochons of hard stones framed by the golden beading. They come in warm yellow gold and malachite, white gold and bright turquoise, and gentle rose gold and lustrous carnelian. Take a look at the sets below:
Last but definitely not least, the Perlée diamonds collection introduces 3 rings. The rings come in yellow, white, and rose gold, each featuring a point detail of a centre row of diamonds. Check out the elegant rings below: