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.
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.
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.