Pierres de Caractère – Variations: Van Cleef & Arpels Latest Celebration of Stones

'Pongal' ring featuring a 27.81 carat Colombian emerald.

‘Pongal’ ring featuring a 27.81 carat Colombian emerald.

Continuing on with the haute joaillerie collections presented in Paris this month, Van Cleef & Arpels decided to concentrate on interesting stones, rather than a particular theme. The result is Pierres de Caractère – Variations, a colorful and varied collection that shows off the technical abilities of the artisans who crafted them.

'Lotus d'Orient' ring featuring a 24.44ct Mozambique tourmaline.

‘Lotus d’Orient’ ring featuring a 24.44ct Mozambique tourmaline.

'Precious Light' earrings featuring two 4.52ct yellow diamonds.

‘Precious Light’ earrings featuring two 4.52ct yellow diamonds.

'Oriental Princess' necklace (image via A Private Collection).

‘Oriental Princess’ necklace (image via A Private Collection).

'Summer Cocktail' ring featuring a 21.19ct spinel.

‘Summer Cocktail’ ring featuring a 21.19ct spinel.

'Matinée d’Orient' bracelet featuring aquamarines and turquoise.

‘Matinée d’Orient’ bracelet featuring aquamarines and turquoise.

'Matinée d’Orient' earrings featuring turquoise.

‘Matinée d’Orient’ earrings featuring turquoise.

'Ancolie Précieuse' ring featuring a 9.03ct diamond.

‘Ancolie Précieuse’ ring featuring a 9.03ct diamond.

'Fleur de Lapis Lazuli' brooch.

‘Fleur de Lapis Lazuli’ brooch.

'Rayons Précieux' necklace (image via A Private Collection)

‘Rayons Précieux’ necklace (image via A Private Collection)

'Camaïeu de Bleus' ring.

‘Camaïeu de Bleus’ ring.

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