Van Cleef & Arpels has long been captivated by the allure of the cosmos. This fascination with the heavens first influenced its collections back in the 1950s, igniting a celestial journey that has continued to this day. The result of this enduring fascination is the brand’s incredible Zodiaque collection, a tribute to the boundless beauty of the night sky.
Blending two cherished sources of inspiration for the Maison — the wonders of nature and the mysteries of astronomy — this collection is a celebration of the symbolism that resides in the constellations, where stars and celestial bodies tell stories of ancient lore.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Zodiaque collection features twelve long necklaces, each with a unique design adorning both sides that creates a captivating tableau. In a nod to the artistic spirit of the Art Deco era, the pieces feature relief depictions of animals, characters and elements like fire, air, water and earth, and are set on backgrounds of ornamental stones, carefully selected by Van Cleef & Arpels to highlight each element and create symphony of colours and textures. In addition to the necklaces, the collection offers a contemporary take on the classic yellow gold medals. These pieces are adorned on both sides with intricate depictions and dates of the Zodiac signs.
A celestial ode to the connection between the heavens and Earth and a reminder of the beauty of the cosmos Van Cleef & Arpels’ Zodiaque collection takes the idea of jewellery beyond adornment alone, and turns it into a story, a journey through time and space, where beauty and symbolism meet in perfect harmony.