The Adriatic Sea reveals its clear water lagoons and verdant coastline in the calm of a summer’s day. Captivated by this subtle landscape, Van Cleef & Arpels flits between sunny harbors and ancient cities, cooled by the sea breeze.
With its atypical associations of shades and cuts, this creation renews the festive tradition of cocktail rings, fashionable during the 1960s. Lit up by the luminous blue of Paraíba-like tourmalines, a corolla of baguette-cut sapphires heightens the interplay of reflections around a cushion-cut emerald weighing 8.35 carats, which beguiles the eye with the quality of its crystallization. Its dense, limpid green contains a subtle note of yellow, typical of its Zambian origin. Unfurling on each side, a row of diamonds accentuates the vibrant colors of the Adria ring like the Italian summer sun.
A hymn to the blues of the Adriatic, the Lagune Précieuse set features a batch of aquamarines weighing over 160 carats, combined with sapphires and diamonds in a luminous mosaic of tones. The different cuts – round, square, oval, octagonal, pear – blend gracefully together, the motifs they compose linked by glittering volutes. Graphic, curved lines unite on this necklace whose form is inspired by a major piece from Van Cleef & Arpels’ heritage: the Collerette necklace created in 1928. With astonishing flexibility, the stones caress the skin in a subtle evocation of a watery world, lulled by the rhythm of the waves and the sea’s sparkle.
With its remarkable associations of color and architectural volume, this ring is inspired by the landscapes of Ancona, the ancient Italian fortified town. A border of round sapphires undulates at its edge, suggesting the waves of the Adriatic that mingle with the sheltered waters of the harbor. Eight beads of turquoise form a rounded second level, with a majestic Colombian emerald weighing 3.28 carats rising at its center. Its vivid green is accentuated by the regularity of its octagonal cut. Soft, graphic lines thus combine with precious and hard stones in a bold harmony.