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AN APRIL HIGHLIGHT

Come April, Van Cleef & Arpels will host The Art & Science of Gems at Singapore’s ArtScience Museum. Held in partnership with the French National Museum of Natural History, the SolitaireLuxe team was invited for a sneak preview of the exhibition’s concept.

Blending rich artistic heritage of the French jewellery house and the science of planet Earth, this Singapore-exclusive exhibition is one to mark on your calendar. The theme centres on the relationship between gemstones and the renowned craftsmanship that transforms them. The extravagant display includes over 200 minerals and scientific artefacts from the Minerals and Gems Collection, alongside over 400 unique pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels’ archives – including Patrick Gries’ transformable zip necklace with gold, rubies and diamonds.

Transformable zip necklace
Transformable zip necklace

 

The highlight and icon of the upcoming exhibition, Flying Bird from 1971.  This bird clip-brooch is transformable into a pendant. The 96ct yellow briolette cut diamond the bird is carrying can be detached as a pendant.
The highlight and icon of the upcoming exhibition, Flying Bird from 1971. This bird clip-brooch is transformable into a pendant. The 96ct yellow briolette cut diamond the bird is carrying can be detached as a pendant.

 

The Peony clip composed of 700 mystery-set square Burmese rubies, six oval faceted rubies, 43 baguette and 196 round diamonds. This was part of Her Royal Highness Princess Faiza of Egypt's former collection
The Peony clip composed of 700 mystery-set square Burmese rubies, six oval faceted rubies, 43 baguette and 196 round diamonds. This was part of Her Royal Highness Princess Faiza of Egypt’s former collection
Seven themed jewellery collections by Van Cleef & Arpels are on show, throughout the sections of the exhibition: Couture, Influences, Abstraction, Precious Objects, Nature, Icons and Masterpiece.

Start making plans to see this bejewelled display.

The Art & Science of Gems Exhibition
23 April – 14 August 2016
Artscience Museum
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