New Perlée Diamond Pave Ring
T Singapore: The New York Times Style Magazine|October 2020
Van Cleef & Arpels elevates the traditional craft of beading with its new Perlée diamond pave ring.
Lynette Kee

The clover has been the leitmotif of jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels for more than half a century. Named Alhambra, the amulet-like design came onto the scene in 1968 as the accents on a yellow gold sautoir, converging harmoniously with a modern exoticism that won over celebrated women of the era, like Princess Grace of Monaco and French singer Françoise Hardy. Aside from its shape, one of the most recognisable emblems about the jewelled motif is the tiny, hand-polished golden beads that run along the curves of its leaves, lending a level of intricate detail that elevated the Alhambra to become the singular representation of Van Cleef & Arpels’s style.

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