Van Cleef & Arpels’ latest high jewellery collection proves that the devil is in the details.

The aptly named Le Secret series features whimsical designs that take a curious mind and heart to discover.

Take the Fleur bleue ring, for instance, that features a hidden message from Oscar Wilde, and the Cachette des coccinelles clip which conceals a ladybird encrusted with black and red spinels between its diamond leaves.

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The Papillon secret watch, too, features a mechanism that hides its mother-of-pearl dial. The subtly luxurious pieces could not have been completed without the maison’s expert know-how and craftsmanship.

High jewellers add luxury using subtle, even secret, details

Some of the maison’s best known artisanal skills, such as the Mystery Set, have been applied to the works of art from the collection.