New Bouton d’or collection, inspired by the heritage of the Van Cleef & Arpels Maison.
The Bouton d’or collection showcases the curves of a jewelry design created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the late 1930s, under the name “Paillette“.
The new Bouton d’or collection gives pride of place to the “Paillette” motif. Adorned with a diamond at their centers, these concave or convex elements in yellow gold and hard stones are repeated to compose new bold creations. At the center of this paillette motif, there is always a small closed setting motif incorporating rubies, turquoise or diamonds.
“Paillette“, the emblematic jewelry motif of the 1940s, brought a glittering three dimensional quality to the skirts of the ballerinas created by the Maison at this time. The model was hugely successful in the United States.
The first paillette motifs appeared on imposing, torque necklaces, but also on single or crossed bracelets.
“With their glittering centers, the motifs sparkle on a subtly asymmetric bracelet and earrings that seem to dance with each movement of the wearer,” explained Van Cleef & Arpels.
The Bouton d’Or collection features two sets of five jewels, each of them in rose gold, Mother of Pearl, and carnelian, or in yellow gold, Onyx and crysoprase.