ELISE G ONNET-PON The managing director of Van Cleef & Arpels Southeast Asia on ultimate luxuries and jewellery that evoke emotion.
What was your first piece of jewellery from Van Cleef & Arpels? savoir-faire, A piece of jewellery is an emotion, a talisman, a lucky charm, a symbol, a memory of a special moment. They are meaningful objects, especially when it has been passed on from someone dear. What kind of emotions do diamonds evoke? It is extremely personal; engagement rings and wedding bands are the most emotional. They also appeal to major senses, and trigger sensory emotions like sight and touch with its unique and fascinating designs. Apsyrtides bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels Noeud Marin ring, Van Cleef & Arpels Classic signatures, handmade pieces, or special commissioned jewellery pieces designed especially for you. What makes an exceptional piece of jewellery? The combination of creativity, quality of the materials, the craftsmanship, and the fact it is signed by a maison. If you could choose one piece of jewellery as an heirloom for the next generation, what would it be? A between-the-finger ring as it is very creative, precious, feminine, and iconic. Van Cleef & Arpels, G15B & C, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery. Tel: 03-2142 8669
Elise Gonnet- Pon Pangée necklace, inspired by Prince Albert II of Monaco’s wedding gift to Princess Charlene
Protection des Mers necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
Sirène Mystérieuse brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
Mer De Vent sapphire earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels