Van Cleef & Arpels Collection at the American Museum
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The Van Cleef & Arpels Collection at the American Museum of Natural History of New York City 

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Plane tree leaf clip, 1951
Platinum, yellow gold, Mystery Set emeralds, diamonds 
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

The exhibition “Garden of Green, Exquisite Jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels” gives pride of place to 44 creations presented at the prestigious American Museum of Natural History in New York. For the first time in these premises, pieces from the patrimonial collection as well as loans compose a verdant rainbow, on display from June 10, 2023 to January, 2024. 

 A symbol of lush vegetation and vitality, the green color unfolds its thousand shades on a variety of precious and ornamental stones held dear by the Maison. While the first showcase reveals a selection of jewelry pieces set with diverse green stones, the following ones concentrate each on a single material, highlighting its specific beauty. Fresh green jadeite jade goes along dark green malachite striated with white, while radiant peridot contrasts with chrysoprase and green chalcedony. As a grand finale, the last showcase displays a selection of majestic creations set with emeralds – the precious stone known for its inclusions poetically called jardins, “gardens” in French.  

Bracelet, 1925
Platinum, 3 cabochon-cut emeralds for 71.33 carats, diamonds
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection
Vanity case, 1926
Platinum, yellow gold, rose gold, jade, enamel, diamonds
Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

Created by the museum, the scenography invites visitors for a stroll in a forest of tree shades and green hues, discovering earth’s treasures turned into jewelry. follow for more Roskingemnewsreport

  • The Van Cleef & Arpels collection showcased at the American Museum of Natural History of New York City Date: June 10, 2023 to January, 2024
    Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30am to 5:30pm
    Location: American Museum of Natural History
    200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, United States
    Free with museum admission, under reservation. Book your ticket
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