Van Cleef & Arpels' Le Grand Tour collection is an extraordinary journey of artistry and elegance. Inspired by Europe's rich cultural heritage, each high jewelry piece tells a captivating story of past and present.
Get ready for a whirlwind trip through the cultural centers of Europe with Van Cleef & Arpels’ newest creation, Le Grand Tour high-jewelry collection. This luxurious range is a veritable ticket to a historical journey, reminiscent of the time-honored tradition of the Grand Tour, an educational pilgrimage undertaken by young European aristocrats during the 17th to 19th centuries.
In a time where wanderlust may be limited to our dreams, Van Cleef & Arpels is rekindling our love affair with travel by harnessing the romantic allure of a bygone era and translating it into a tangible piece. Each jewel is a tribute to the historic charm of cities that formed the route of the original Grand Tour, and in each, a story unfolds.
“From our establishment in the early 20th century, a fascination with other cultures, epochs, and art forms has been the impetus for the creation of Van Cleef & Arpels,” shares Nicolas Bos, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels. That fascination breathes life into the Le Grand Tour collection, echoing the maison’s ongoing pursuit to marry cultural curiosity with creative innovation.
With ‘Le Grand Tour’, Van Cleef & Arpels takes you to historical hotspots such as Rome, Florence, and Paris. A gorgeous tribute to the aesthetics of the Roman, Etruscan, Medieval, and Renaissance antique jewelry, this collection sees the maison’s storied heritage intertwine with these richly textured pasts.
Consider ‘Le Grand Tour’ your vibrant, personal sketchbook. Each page, a different city; each city, a different gemstone. It is a visual diary that invites you to immerse yourself in a colorful exploration of different destinations and their unique histories, rendered in stunning precious stones and intricate designs.
As one dives into the kaleidoscopic world of Le Grand Tour, it takes you on a journey through time and cultures, celebrating the beauty of global exploration. This collection serves as a testament to Van Cleef & Arpels’ constant commitment to artistry and innovation. Even as we adapt to a rapidly transforming world, the maison reminds us of the ever-present allure of exploration and its infinite potential for creativity, crystallized within the sparkling pieces of their latest high jewelry collection.
Prepare for a journey through time, space, and glamor; the Van Cleef & Arpels Le Grand Tour is ready to depart. Explore the collection further below.