Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels

The Van Cleef & Arpels company was established in 1906 as a family business thanks to a romantic relationship between two young people – Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a diamond cutter, and Esther (or Estelle) Arpels, the daughter of a merchant with precious stones. Their names then wrote, in the following more than 100 years, some of the finest chapters in the history of jewellery and their legacy is continuously broadened and enriched by the art of the finest craftsmen and artists “with gold in their hands.”