White Christmas or no, you can always have a dazzling holiday season - that's what diamonds will do for you! Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels brings its signature "poetic" inclinations and creations to a magical winter setting. This creates a scene the maison calls "A Poetic Winter", where snowflakes and ice have been replaced by exquisite gems. The range showcased here includes elements of the 2012 Vintage Alhambra, classic Alhambra, Frivole, Cosmos and of course the enchanting Poetic collection.
As you will discover above and below, all the offerings from Van Cleef & Arpels this season are tailored for gentlemen and ladies, in equal measure. For her, the jeweler suggests the Magic Alhambra Pavé Diamonds. Eight jewels in white gold make up this all-new collection, two of which are visible in the top-most image here. Another option that uses a traditional motif for Van Cleef & Arpels is the Oiseaux de Paradis collection. This collection honors the bird of paradise, especially the legend of the bird that spends its entire life flying, never touching the ground.
While the Oiseaux de Paradis celebrates fauna, the Cosmos and Frivole collections are all about flora, with shapes inspired by flowers and leaves respectively. For Cosmos, the jewelers have paid special attention to make the petals of the flowers look natural, with gemstones individually selected to complement this style. Petals also feature in the Frivole collection but here they are stylized, looking for all the world like three hearts held together by central diamonds.
There are of course a variety of watches on offer this season, with some for women, a few for men and a significant example of watches for a couple. Collections represented are Alhambra and Charms for the Ladies, with the new Pierre Arpels putting in an appearance for the men. For a very special couple, Van Cleef & Arpels is proposing one of its most impressive watches - the enchanting Poetic Wish timepiece collection. We cannot think of a more appropriate Mr. and Mrs Haute Horlogerie set of matching timepieces.