For well over a century, Van Cleef & Arpels has spelled romance in jewelry. The Van Cleef love story began in 1895 when Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef declared their deep passion and love for all things beautiful into the creation of jewels that would befit celebrities and royalty, most especially those lucky in love.
Ever opening their first boutique in Paris, the world’s most romantic city, they have helped to seal the romance of history’s greatest lovers. In 1937, the Duke of Windsor had an elegant sapphire and diamond bracelet commissioned for the love of his life, Wallis Simpson. Called the Jarretière, the bracelet was a celebration of their marriage contract. In 1956, Prince Rainier adorned his love, Princess Grace, with Van Cleef and Arpels pearls and diamonds. Both of Jackie Kennedy’s engagement rings from the two loves of her life were none other than Van Cleef and Arpels.
Today,celebrities all love Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry. They sparkle with the romantic luxury line at all of the red carpet affairs and grand galas. At least two celebrities were spotted wearing VC&A jewels at the recent 24th annual GLAAD awards. Charlize Theron waved a happy arm adorned with a classic white gold and diamond VC&A bracelet. Her earlobes matched the wrist with a pair of VC&A studs. Lovable Drew Barrymore looked both sophisticated and romantic with elegant Rose de Noel earrings in white mother of pearl.
One of the most dramatically romantic visions of the jewelry was displayed by Jaime King in 2012 at InStyle’s Golden Globe Awards Viewing Party. Her goddess-like hair was bedecked with a VC&A three-row necklace of yellow gold and Palmyre diamonds.
Hollywood won’t soon forget the 2011 Golden Globes when Catherine Zeta Jones dripped with VC&A diamonds in round, pear-shaped and Marquise cuts. And for the really romantic, last spring found new starlet Taylor Schilling wearing VC&A Lotus ear studs and Between-the Finger ring in white gold and diamonds at the premiere of the Nicholas Sparks movie The Lucky One, of which she played the role of leading lady.