The Maison’s taste and eye: over a century of expertise and exceptional stones

Selecting the materials is an essential stage in Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of excellence, each stone chosen to embellish the jewelry, high jewelry and watchmaking pieces undergoes a meticulous selection by the House's expert gemologists.  

Selecting diamonds: reflecting the excellence of the Maison

True to Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of excellence, the Maison applies a two-tier selection process in choosing its diamonds. All preselected stones meet the internationally recognized 4Cs of diamond quality. This step, which consists of an objective assessment of quality, is carried out together with an in-depth visual examination by Van Cleef & Arpels’ expert gemologists.


Going beyond scientific criteria in their study of diamonds, they adhere to the Maison’s demanding standards and individual taste, focusing on the stone’s beauty and character: the spiritual quality that makes a specific gem stand out among others. Van Cleef & Arpels is thus one of the few Maisons to offer diamonds of such remarkable quality, both for center and pavé stones.


Discover the brilliance of our diamonds

Ornamental and precious stones to illuminate the skin

Van Cleef & Arpels' attention to detail in selecting exceptional diamonds is reflected in the choice of each and every one of the Maison's stones. Whether precious or ornamental, only exceptional stones bringing an unforgettable emotion are selected to be worked by Van Cleef & Arpel's craftsmen.




The exceptional stones selected by Van Cleef & Arpels are then worked and sublimated by the Maison's craftsmen to give life to timeless creations.