Van Cleef & Arpels's Masterfully Transformed Gold
Prestige Singapore|January 2022
Van Cleef & Arpels has masterfully transformed gold through various textures, techniques and themes over time, illustrating the breadth and richness of its style. Allyson Klass writes.
Allyson Klass

The shortage of precious stones and industrial takeover of platinum in Europe from the late 1930s saw the resurgence of yellow gold in jewellery. Working with the precious metal during a period of uncertainty and renewal following World War II also led to a change in the language of shapes and aesthetic codes. Undaunted by the constraint of materials, Van Cleef & Arpels continued to express its creativity and showcased its technical innovation by creating new motifs that combined both naturalism and abstraction.

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