Ex­cep­tional savoir-faire

U Magazine - - EXPOSURE -

Per­lée creations are faith­ful to the tra­di­tion of ex­cel­lence that Van Cleef & Ar­pels has main­tained for over 100 years. From the beaded set­ting used by the Mai­son in the 1920s to the bracelets and neck­laces of golden beads, this tech­nique has been passed down and re­fined over the years. To­day, the crafts­men’s ex­per­tise is ex­pressed in a suc­ces­sion of ges­tures – all pa­tiently ex­e­cuted by hand – that re­quire rigor and pre­ci­sion. One by one, the beads that make up the piece are worked by hand, then pol­ished sev­eral times to cre­ate a smooth and mir­ror-like ap­pear­ance. Care­fully fit­ted by the crafts­man, a dis­crete clasp en­ables the bracelet to be worn and re­moved with great flu­id­ity. The at­ten­tion to de­tail and the time spent shap­ing th­ese Per­lée creations en­dow them with all the emo­tion of a rare trea­sure.

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