While most jewellery houses are busy turning out exclusive collections in time for the holiday season, Van Cleef & Arpels is taking the time to dream up dazzling takes of its high jewellery icons.

Since 2013 the annual Diamond Breeze collection has served as a sparkling end-of-year reflection for Van Cleef & Arpels, materialising as an exclusive series of necklaces, rings and earrings decked in gold and carefully-selected diamonds. Take for instance the Frivole, a springtime floral-inspired tradition, which is reinterpreted in showers of white gold and white diamonds befitting of the winter season.

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Perlee Diamond rings (Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)

This season, Van Cleef & Arpels revisits its signature Perlee collection with the frosty strings of diamonds held by ribbons of precious metals.

The Diamond Breeze collection stays faithful to the Perlee’s neat rows of burnished gold beads. Here the beads, in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold, are enlivened with rows of white diamonds — a refreshing incarnation sparkling in unison. The Perlee diamonds are available in as rings and bracelets.

Perlee Secret Watch (Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)
Perlee Diamond bracelets (Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)

The Perlee Secret Watch is perhaps the tour de force of this scintillating interpretation of beads and precious gems. The timepiece is reminiscent of vintage ‘toi et moi’ rings, featuring an open bangle crowned with diamond-paved motifs on each end. The luxurious piece still keeps to the playful spirit that defines the Perlee aesthetic. The larger bead slides open to reveal its ‘surprise’: a mother-of-pearl dial with another border of white diamonds.

Also joining this diamond-embellished series is the Maison’s latest addition to the Snowflake High Jewellery repertoire.

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Snowflake clip/pendant (Image credit: Van Cleef & Arpels)

The Snowflake clip pays homage to Van Cleef & Arpel’s vintage winter inspirations. The hefty pendant sees 12.61 carats of diamond florets joined by spindly gold and platinum spokes, reminiscent of the collection’s icy namesake.

The Diamond Breeze collection is available in Van Cleef & Arpels’ boutiques for a limited period only, from November 2019 to January 2020 — just as fleeting as the winter season.



This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

Jasmine Tay
Senior Writer
Jasmine Tay is the dining, culture and jewellery writer. She makes fine silver jewellery and causes mini-explosions in the kitchen when she can't afford fancy dinners. Sometimes she tells people what she thinks about art, and binges on the music of Danzig when they don’t agree.