The Name Van Cleef & Arpels is Synonymous with Gorgeous and Exquisite Jewelry

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Cerfs-Volants 1 motif Between the Finger Ring. Cerfs-Volants 1 motif Between the Finger Ring, pink gold, round pink and mauve sapphires, white mother-of-pearl, round diamonds; diamond quality DEF, IF to VVS.

 

The name Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with gorgeous and exquisite jewelry. Van Cleef & Arpels has been creating wondrous jewelry creations since 1896. Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry has been known for its fluid lines, graceful curves, color, and a sense of movement. They met at the end of the Nineteenth Century, Alfred Van Cleef, a precious stone-cutters’ son, and the young woman, Estelle Arpels, her father a leading precious raw gems merchant. It was Paris, 1895, a marriage between two deep loves, joining together two families and creating a business family that even now, after one hundred and eighteen years, shines resilient as the diamonds they’ve designed.  Van Cleef & Arpels is associated with quality and an elite style that has adorned the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Catherine Deneuve, Audrey Hepburn, and other timeless beauties.




 

 

 

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Mystery Set refers to the unique technique associated with Van Cleef & Arpels ever since the Maison patented this dazzling invention in 1933. It consists of setting stones in such a way that no prongs are visible. The level of expertise required makes Mystery Set the exclusive realm of a very small number of master jewelers.

The technique is so intricate that producing a single brooch takes no less than 300 hours work. Each faceted stone is delicately inserted onto thin gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Once complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. Because of the complexity of the process, Mystery Set pieces are extremely rare: the Maison produces no more than a few of them each year.




Folie des Prés ring, white gold, pear-shaped pink and mauve sapphires, round diamonds; diamond quality DEF, IF to VVS.
Folie des Prés ring, white gold, pear-shaped pink and mauve sapphires, round diamonds; diamond quality DEF, IF to VVS.

These are a few of the gorgeous nature jewelry pieces that Van Cleef & Arpels have created over the last century.

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Van Cleef & Arpels creates jewelry by seizing moment, images, and emotions. Throughout history, the Maison has told enchanting stories through the apperarance of movement in jewelry. Creating these pieces calls for incredible dedication and patience. This allows for an impression of natural and seamless beauty.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement rings are sure to ensure that you will hear yes from the love of your life.

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Tête-à-Tête solitaire 0.50 ct EVVS2

 

With its twin buckle motif, Tête-à-tête – meaning “”face-to-face”” in English – symbolizes a romantic moment between two lovers. In a platinum pavé setting, Tête-à-tête’s centre stone is available in either 0.50ct or 1.00ct. All stones range from Flawless to VVS and are of exceptional whiteness.

Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement Rings
Van Cleef & Arpels Gorgeous Engagement Rings

 

Ever since its creation in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels is closely tied to the most beautiful love stories. Creativity and know-how are combined through exceptional pieces that pay tribute to the expression of feelings.

Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Engagement Rings
Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Engagement Rings

Today, the Maison is once again reaching out to those in love, with a unique range of solitaire rings offering an alternative to diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels’ “Bridal” collection is adorned with colored gems: blue and pink sapphires, rubies and emeralds.






Martin Katz Passion for Gems

Renowned for his exquisite taste and an unparalleled eye for transforming stones into artistic creations, Martin Katz founded his eponymous company in 1988. The company, Martin Katz, Ltd quickly gained international prominence with a clientele that includes Forbes 400 business leaders, US Ambassadors and other individuals of affluence with a collector’s spirit.

18 carat imperial topaz ring, with two step-cut trapezoid diamonds and micro-set with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite garnets and tourmalines.
18 carat imperial topaz ring, with two step-cut trapezoid diamonds and micro-set with diamonds, sapphires, tsavorite garnets and tourmalines.




Martin’s passion for gems has earned him wide acclaim for designing beautifully-crafted, couture-quality pieces inspired from his love of vintage jewelry – contemporary pieces with an ‘old soul’. Each piece is one-of-a-kind or limited in production, signed, numbered and made with meticulous attention to detail. His work has been auctioned at Christie’s and Sotheby’s with the hammer prices being significantly higher than the original price they sold for in his salon.

Throughout the years, Katz’s creations have adorned A-list celebrities such as Jessica Biel, who wore his earrings at her wedding to Justin Timberlake, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Sally Field, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Annette Bening, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Firth and the list goes on. Having been one of the first to lend jewels to the stars on the Red Carpet, he opened doors for the many others that do so today. Los Angeles Magazine wrote, “[Katz] has taken on Tinseltown like a fairy gem father, adorning stars with glittering rocks for their time in the spotlight and no doubt making such establishment jewelers as Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier turn green with envy in the process.”

Cushion rose-cut diamond of 4.38 carats; surrounded by 12 French-cut diamonds of 2.87 carats; and micro-set with 302 brilliant round diamonds on the band. Set in platinum.
Cushion rose-cut diamond of 4.38 carats; surrounded by 12 French-cut diamonds of 2.87 carats; and micro-set with 302 brilliant round diamonds on the band. Set in platinum.

Articles about his jewelry are regularly published and many of his spectacular pieces have adorned the covers of Vogue, W, Town & Country, People, Elle and InStyle magazines, to name a few. His body of work is not limited to jewelry: Katz designed the Victoria’s Secret $5 million diamond bra in 2009, created jeweled sunglasses for Ray-Ban, jeweled cell phone cases for Motorola and most recently designed a $1 million perfume bottle for Donna Karan.




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Martin Katz

Katz attended Indiana University, where he began selling jewelry on campus. Upon graduation he moved to Los Angeles and became an associate salesman at the Beverly Hills Laykin et Cie, a high end jewelry salon located inside of the famed I. Magnin specialty stores throughout California, and it was here that he enhanced his knowledge and love for vintage jewelry and rare gem stones.

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MARTIN KATZ 9540 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills

 

Today, Martin Katz is exclusively sold at his Beverly Hills boutique and in the world’s finest department store, Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

 

Paraiba pear-shaped cabochon drop, 10.46 carats; 91 paraiba cabochons of 70.45 carats and 141 round diamonds of 18.52 carats; 16.5" length. Set in platinum. Shown with detachable paraiba pear- shaped cabochon and diamond earrings set in platinum.
Paraiba pear-shaped cabochon drop, 10.46 carats; 91 paraiba cabochons of 70.45 carats and 141 round diamonds of 18.52 carats; 16.5″ length. Set in platinum. Shown with detachable paraiba pear- shaped cabochon and diamond earrings set in platinum.

 

Martin Katz, a luxury jewelry designer based in Los Angeles, is already an established and long-standing favourite among celebrities. Stars like Jessica Biel, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone, Kim Kardashian, Eva Longporia, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Jodie Foster, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Annette Bening, Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Colin Firth and many others have been seen on more than one very special occasion (like Oscar nights no less) wearing his designs

Gorgeous Spinel and Diamond Ring by Martin Katz
Gorgeous Spinel and Diamond Ring by Martin Katz

Recently, Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing Martin Katz diamond earrings at her wedding with Kanye West. Kim wore the “Tobey” stud diamond earrings surrounded by 100 micro set diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. The earrings were a gift from Kanye and Kim first wore them to Kanye’s New Year’s Eve concert in 2013.

Actress Eva Longoria wore Martin Katz jewelry to the premiere of “Foxcather” at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. Eva wore diamond “Toby” stud earrings. She paired her earrings with Martin’s signature diamond micro band ring. She also wore these earrings and a ring by Martin Katz on May 12th, but also May 16th, while hosting the 2014 Global Gift Gala during the Cannes Film Festival.

The jewelry by Martin Katz is available at the designer’s Beverly Hills boutique.

824 Tsavorites 21.47 carats; 278 round diamonds 2.25 carats; in antiqued sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and platinum setting. Contact Us About Our Nature Collection of White Gold and Diamond Necklaces for Women Contact the Martin Katz Team at 310-276-7200 about our Nature Collection of white gold and diamond necklaces for women. Our team helps you with a personalized consultation at our celebrity diamond jewelry store. We also offer private consultations to try on our luxury diamond jewelry pieces.
824 Tsavorites 21.47 carats; 278 round diamonds 2.25 carats; in antiqued sterling silver, 18K yellow gold and platinum setting. Contact Us About Our Nature Collection of White Gold and Diamond Necklaces for Women Contact the Martin Katz Team at 310-276-7200 about our Nature Collection of white gold and diamond necklaces for women. Our team helps you with a personalized consultation at our celebrity diamond jewelry store. We also offer private consultations to try on our luxury diamond jewelry pieces.






Exquisite Jewelry at David Morris The London Jeweller

24.56ct natural Ceylon oval Sapphire mounted with pear-shape diamond surround and micro-set white diamonds Total weight 33.01cts
24.56ct natural Ceylon oval Sapphire mounted with pear-shape diamond surround and micro-set white diamonds Total weight 33.01cts

 

The legendary career of David Morris began in 1951, when at age 15, he learned the craft of diamond mounting by apprenticing a master jeweller in Hatton Garden, the centre of London’s jewellery trade. After a short stint at London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts, he qualified as a goldsmith in 1959. Setting up his own Hatton Garden jewellery firm in 1962, David Morris quickly became an internationally known name as he and his design partner, Anne Seymour, successively claimed the ninth and tenth De Beers Diamonds International Awards, given annually in New York to promote innovative design.




Yellow pear shape diamond necklace with white marquise and pear cut diamonds Total yellow diamond weight 105.32cts Total white diamond weight 51.54cts with matching earrings
Yellow pear shape diamond necklace with white marquise and pear cut diamonds
Total yellow diamond weight 105.32cts Total white diamond weight 51.54cts with matching earrings

 

Today, the skilled craftsmen in the New Bond Street workshop bring Jeremy’s visions to life. Each jewel is hand-made, they are mostly one-of-a-kind and there are no mass-production techniques.




Important Colombian emerald necklace with white oval-cut diamonds Total emerald weight 160.59cts Total diamond weight 36.13cts
Important Colombian emerald necklace with white oval-cut diamonds Total emerald weight 160.59cts Total diamond weight 36.13cts

 

In 2003, Jeremy Morris was appointed managing director and principal designer of David Morris. Renowned for creating unique pieces from coloured precious gems in innovative shapes and unusual hues, Jeremy allows each precious stone’s inherent characteristics to inspire his design process. Under Jeremy’s direction, David Morris has expanded globally while continuing the tradition of adorning the world’s most beautiful women with the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, Yasmin Le Bon, Eva Mendes and Beyoncé all appearing on the red carpet in spectacular David Morris jewels.




6.00ct E/VS1 heart shape diamond flexi bangle with white pear shapes and pink diamond surrounds
6.00ct E/VS1 heart shape diamond flexi bangle with white pear shapes and pink diamond surrounds

 

For over five decades, royalty and international collectors have composed the clientele of the esteemed British jewellery brand which David Morris established in 1962. Jeremy Morris has since followed in his father’s footsteps and is now managing director and principal designer of David Morris. From within the elegant New Bond Street atelier, in the heart of London, beautiful couture jewellery is hand crafted to the highest standards using only the finest stones to ensure each unique piece is a work of art. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our boutiques in the near future.