Van Cleef & Arpels ZIP High Jewelry Collection

Van Cleef & Arpels ZIP High Jewelry Collection

Iconic creation of the Parisian High Jewellery Maison, the Zip dazzles as brightly as ever, with four new necklaces to heighten its timeless elegance.

The Zip fastener, invented for the clothing worn by sailors and pilots, has been the inspiration for one of Van Cleef & Arpels’ most famous creations, the Zip necklace.

For Haute Couture Week 2011, the Maison is presenting stunning new interpretations of this classic piece of High Jewellery.

With daring inventiveness, a brinck structure is dressed by dazzling coloured stones in geometric shapes inspired by Art Deco.

Two of these new creations are set with precious stones: emeralds in one and multicoloured sapphires in the other. In the second pair of necklaces, one Zip shows a harmonious marriage of lapis lazuli, white mother-of-pearl and cultured pearls, whilst the other brings together turquoise and chrysoprase. Extreme care has been lavished on these pieces to ensure that, both as necklace and bracelet, they mould themselves to the fluidity of feminine movement.

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Source: planetluxus