Gold leaf

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 February, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 February, 2005, 12:00am

Over the years Valentine's Day has become a commercial event, with cheesy cards, mountains of chocolate and other naff gifts. If you want to avoid the heart-shaped pendants and red roses this year, opt for something elegant and sophisticated from jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed around the acanthus leaves used in ancient Greece to symbolise glory and beauty, the Acanthe collection includes delicate pieces that are sure to make a statement. You can't go wrong with the bracelet (left; $21,000 for yellow gold, $111,000 for white gold and diamonds) and matching ring (far left; $7,050 for yellow gold, $44,100 for white gold and diamonds) that feature two leaves bending towards each other in the ultimate gesture of togetherness. Available at Van Cleef & Arpels, Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 9677.


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