The renowned French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels has introduced the Alhambra Carnelian, the newest piece to join the legendary Alhambra line. The brand’s superb craftsmanship and creative vision are on full display in this brand-new masterpiece, which perfectly captures the sense of classic beauty and elegance. The Alhambra motif, a signature style of Van Cleef & Arpels since 1968, is modeled after the four-leaf clover. It has been recognized as good fortune with consistently revised jewelry designs.
Carnelian is highly regarded for its energizing and alluring qualities. It is noted for its beautiful reddish-orange tone and is a material that the Maison holds very dear. It was thought to offer safety, inspire creativity, and encourage good energy in the past. The Alhambra Carnelian collection showcases the finest Carnelian stones in all of their raw beauty and brilliance.
The guilloché effect, which has been a defining feature of the line since 2018, reveals delicate, shifting reflections in rose gold. The motif’s sunbeam-like streaks add a slight relief to the precious metal’s surface and cause an incredible maelstrom of light that catches the eye. A ring with a reversible motif made of two sides of carnelian and guilloché rose gold set with a diamond adds a novel element to the collection.
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