Category: Jewelry

Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

Very few fine jewelry designs can be considered iconic, but Van Cleef & Arpels’ Zip necklace is assuredly one. The brainchild of the Duchess of Windsor, the design was first conceived in the late 1930s, but was not produced until 1950. This incredible masterpiece takes the form of a zipper closure, just as you would … Continue reading Icons of Design: Zip by Van Cleef and Arpels

La Panthere: The Iconic and Exotic Symbol of Cartier

La Panthere: The Iconic and Exotic Symbol of Cartier

The panther is a sleek, majestic and powerful beast and it is no surprise that in French, the noun panther has a feminine gender. There is something undoubtedly seductive and dangerous in how this big cat gracefully slinks through the jungle, yet at a moment’s notice can turn into a ferocious and deadly creature. Perhaps … Continue reading La Panthere: The Iconic and Exotic Symbol of Cartier