Bouton d’Or by Van Cleef & Arpels

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1. Bouton d’or necklace, pink gold, diamonds, carnelian, mother-of-pearl
2. Bouton d’or pendant, pink gold, diamonds, carnelian, mother-of-pearl
3. Bouton d’or earrings, pink gold, diamonds, carnelian, mother-of-pearl
4. Bouton d’or ring, pink gold, diamonds, carnelian, mother-of-pearl
5. Bouton d’or bracelet, pink gold, diamonds, carnelian, mother-of-pearl

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Inpired by its rich heritage, Van Cleef & Arpels is unveiling a brand-new jewelry collection with a rounded, graphic design: Bouton d’or. Diamonds, gold, mother-of-pearl and hard stones come together in bold creations, born out of a unique expertise. From the choice of materials through to the intricately assembled motifs, each piece reflects all the virtuosity of Van Cleef & Arpels.

 

 

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Jewelry expertise

Creating the Bouton d’or collection called for an exceptional degree of precision, meticulousness and technical skill. Once the various gold pieces have been shaped by hand, they undergo successive polishing – a particularly delicate process for the concave and convex pastilles. The glitter of the precious metal must be revealed, while carefully preserving the form of the motif. In gold, mother-of-pearl or hard stone, each pastille is adorned at its center with a diamond in closed setting that illuminates the different materials.
To ensure the pieces’ suppleness and flexibility, these motifs are carefully attached together: the process calls for a precise and agile hand, since hundreds of components – up to one thousand in the case of a necklace – must be joined together. The end result is then carefully examined to guarantee that it meets the Maison’s stringent criteria for quality and finish.

 

 

 

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