Savoir-Faire

The mirror polish, savoir-faire at the service of brilliance

A Van Cleef & Arpels' signature know-how since the 1920s, mirror polish enhances the brilliance of gold creations.

  • Final polishing work, Perlée signature bracelet, medium model, 18K white gold. Perlée collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Final polishing on the Perlée signature bracelet

  • Final polishing work, Frivole Secrète watch, medium model, 18K yellow gold, diamonds. Frivole collection, Van Cleef & Arpels.

    Final polishing on the Frivole Secrète watch's petals

Thanks to the craftsmen's virtuosity, light flows unimpeded on the creations, creating intense reflections on the skin. ​

The mirror polish technique enhances the curves and volumes of the Maison's emblematic creations. This particularly demanding know-how highlights gold surfaces, a material which reveals its glow with every polishing step.

A delicate polishing in three phases

To reveal the full shine of the precious metal, the polisher is involved in every step of creating a piece. He intervenes before and after setting, and he carries out a final polishing after the complete assembly. Each surface is thus polished, including the most difficult to access, using threads, brushes, and abrasive pastes.

An expertise embedded in the Maison's heritage

A Van Cleef & Arpels' emblematic savoir-faire at the service of light, mirror polish has been appreciated over the decades on a multitude of clips, earrings, rings, bracelets, pendants and objects. It illuminates the Maison's sources of inspiration, from nature to couture, from love to luck, expressing its enchanting universe with sparkle.