All That Glitters Is Van Cleef & Arpels at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

All That Glitters Is Van Cleef & Arpels at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs

From now until February 10, 2013, the world-renowned jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels is participating in a unique exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts). During this time, 400 pieces of jewelry will be brought together along with historical context on the evolution of this well-known brand.

Established in Paris in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has existed for more than 100 years, and this rich history has allowed it to spread its artistic vision across the world. From Elizabeth Taylor to Princess Grace of Monaco, this jewelry has been the embodiment of luxury and class. Its boutiques have always been located in the chicest neighborhoods, drawing elite clientele.

What's more, this brand has known how to stand out from the crowd with its innovative creations. Van Cleef & Arpels's innovations have included a method, patented in 1933, that allows stones to be mounted without getting scratched. Another company innovation includes the Passepartout necklace, which enables the wearer to instantly change the shape and the length of the chain with the help of two flower clips.

The retrospective of Van Cleef & Arpels will reveal all of these inventions as well as numerous pieces that can be appreciated solely for their beauty. The exhibit will also explain the history of the business, starting from its origins and continuing through to the present, following its integration into the luxury Richemont group during the 1990s.

Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can experience this rich history and striking beauty by spending some time at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs during their visit in Paris. With an address on the Rue de Rivoli, the museum is conveniently located in the center of Paris.