In 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels introduced a clover-shaped charm that quickly became a signature design of the maison. A symbol that represents luck, health, fortune and love, the design has increased in popularity amongst celebrity clients — who would often layer several Alhambra necklaces of different sizes and with different gemstone combinations for the quintessential daytime look.
During its 51-year history, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra collection has continuously been refreshed and refined (making it one of the house’s most collectable fine jewellery motifs) every now and then, especially during the holidays.
For this season, the maison is celebrating the holiday season with a limited-edition Vintage Alhambra pendant (and we want one!). Continuing its partnership with the illustrious Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, Celestial Blue porcelain and yellow gold come together in harmony for this year’s exclusive pendant, imbuing the symbol of luck with exquisite craftsmanship.
This year, the Vintage Alhambra pendant was created by the Manufacture over 250 years ago and the colour continues to sparkle at the center of the motif — delicately set round diamond which illuminates the neckline.
Now, take a look inside Van Cleef & Arpel’s most recent (and first) heritage exhibition in the Middle East.