Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems


Author Van Cleef & Arpels
Publisher Editions Xavier Barral
Date 2016
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 8.9" x 12.7", 304 pages
A tribute to the sumpuous jewelry and glamorous history of Van Cleef & Arpels.

For more than a century, the designs of the French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels have represented the marriage of an unrivaled sense of elegance with an extraordinary level of technical expertise and prowess. Lavishly illustrated with meticulous photographs by Patrick Gries, The comprehensive monograph Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems  is a glittering, gorgeous tribute to a century of luxurious, glamorous jewelry design and incomparable mastery of materials.

Texts by art historians, personalities from the fashion world and mineralogists offer context and highlight the full extent of the jeweler’s art. Essential for those who love and lust after jewelry design, this eminently covetable volume celebrates the Van Cleef & Arpels style.