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Fairies - The Heritage Gallery by Van Cleef & Arpels


Whimsical and benevolent, the fairies first entered the universe of Van Cleef & Arpels at the beginning of the 1940s. Their magical presence and winged silhouette have since then accompanied the Maison’s history.

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Spirit of Beauty fairy clip, 1941 - Van Cleef & Arpels
Spirit of Beauty fairy clip, 1941
Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds
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Spirit of beauty

In the secrecy of the workshops, Van Cleef & Arpels’ Mains d’Or™ sculpted the Spirit of Beauty, first fairy clip of the Maison. With its delicate rose-cut diamond face, this doubled-winged figure points her wand towards the Place Vendôme's night sky, illuminating it with sparkling magic.

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  • Fairy clip, 1943
    Platinum, emeralds, rubies, diamonds
  • Fairy dancer clip, 1944
    Palladium, diamonds, emeralds, rubies
  • Fairy clip, 2004
    Similar to the model from 1989
    Gold, yellow sapphire, diamond
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A brilliant destiny

Symbols of joy and hope, Van Cleef & Arpels fairies emerged during the darkest times of the twentieth century. Their benevolent magic illuminates the creation of the Maison, bringing omens of a glistening destiny.

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  • Fée Amour en Cage Clip, 2003
    Gold, spessartite garnets, diamonds
  • Folie des Prés Fairy Clip, 2003
    Gold, sapphires, diamonds
  • Papillon Fairy Clip, 2017
    Gold, yellow and pink sapphires, spessartite garnets, pink spinels, diamonds
  • Caresse d’Eole Fairy Clip, 2003
    Gold, traditional Mystery Set™ rubies, diamonds
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Enchanted nature

Guardians of Van Cleef & Arpels’ Enchanted nature, fairies are a jewelry interpretation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece giving birth to the Midsummer Night's Dream High Jewelry collection, in 2003. Puckish little beings, they flutter in shimmering gardens, playing hide-and-seek among colorful flowers.

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