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[Luxus+ Magazine] A short history of luxury: The Alhambra collection or luck in a jewel, signed Van Cleef & Arpels

[Luxus+ Magazine] A short history of luxury: The Alhambra collection or luck in a jewel, signed Van Cleef & Arpels

A value dear to the legendary jewelry house, luck has often guided Van Cleef & Arpels’ steps and inspired some of its most emblematic creations, including the Alhambra collection, inspired by the four-leaf clover.

 

As early as the 1920s, the four-leaf clover motifs appear in the company’s archives, along with wooden talismans, charms and benevolent fairies. A collector at heart, Jacques Arpels, nephew of the founding couple, used to pick four-leaf clovers in the garden of his home to give to his collaborators as good luck charms, which gave birth to the Alhambra collection.

 

Sign produced from a Trefoil pendant, 1948 © Archives Van Cleef & Arpels

 

 

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Featured photo : © Van Cleef & Arpels

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