Since the 1940s, fairies have been iconic emblems in the world of Van Cleef & Arpels, from the first Spirit of Beauty clip to the latest of its masterful creations.
The Maison adds seven new designs to its extensive collection of high jewellery – each designed with Mother Nature in mind.
As a result, the new fairy clips highlight stunning characteristics of flora and fauna to illustrate the majestic whimsy of the fabled creature. On the Fée Pillywiggin clip – inspired by spring flower fairies that are believed to dwell in gardens – we see a butterfly-winged silhouette that features black spinels, onyx, white cultured pearls and diamonds. These brilliant gems are set on white gold to reveal a classic and sleek finish that resembles a dancing ballerina.
The Fée des Fleurs clip showcases a fairy who is believed to be able "to transform into any flower of her choice". Set on an oval rubellite of 9.98 carats, the fairy herself is decorated in a kaleidoscope of emeralds, sapphires and tsavorite garnets.
In Arthurian legend, the fairy depicted on the Fée Morgane clip is referred to as an enchantress who is closely linked to the likes of King Arthur and the wizard Merlin. Here, she is seen in a crown of jewels encased in white gold and holding an apple (a hint to the Isle of Apples or more commonly known to most as Avalon).
Other new creations by Van Cleef & Arpels include the Fée Rayonnante clip, a design that features a blooming flower on diamonds and the Fée Bluebell clip which is inspired by the mythical home of the fairy – the bluebell flower. The Fée Bluebell clip features sapphire and diamonds in three types of gold – white, rose and yellow.
With these new creations, the Maison invites you to escape into the magical world of the elusive creature birthed through legends, tales and folklore. Much like these tales, Van Cleef & Arpels creations are ones that last the test of time and are eternally celebrated for their beauty and wonder.