Paris show puts spotlight on high jewellery craft
PARIS, Sept 16 — The Van Cleef & Arpels exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris opening this week will open a window on the history and craftsmanship techniques of the jewellery house.
“Van Cleef & Arpels — L’Art de la haute joaillerie” will showcase more than 400 jewellery creations, as well as a selection of archival documents and sketches.
The Jouin-Manku agency will set up the display in the central hall of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The exhibition will from September 20 to February 10.
The exhibition is designed to take visitors on a chronological journey that sheds light on the world of high-end jewellery and especially on the Van Cleef & Arpels house.
Visitors will learn about the house’s history, from the opening of its first boutique in 1906 — at 22, Place Vendôme, Paris — to the creation of its most iconic pieces, such as the “Philippine” ring from 1968 and the famous “Zip” necklace, patented in 1939. — AFP/Relaxnews