Van Cleef & Arpels Reveal New Bouton d’Or Jewels

BY Sophie Stevens / Jun 4 2018 / 13:56 PM

The latest additions to the collection feature eye-catching turquoise and lapis lazuli

Van Cleef & Arpels Reveal New Bouton d’Or Jewels
The new Bouton d'or jewels from Van Cleef & Arpels feature lapis lazuli and turquoise
Van Cleef & Arpels Reveal New Bouton d’Or Jewels
Bouton d'or pendant, Dhs 145,300, Van Cleef & Arpels

The Bouton d’Or collection from Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the Maison’s most feminine designs, recognised for the curved lines of a jewellery motif called “Pailette” that was first introduced in the 1930s. Reminiscent of sequins, the overlapping discs are today available in various gem and hardstone combinations, volumes and colours.


Bouton d'or ring, Dhs 89,300, Van Cleef & Arpels

This month the Maison has introduced further materials to the collection with the blended blues of turquoise and lapis lazuli complemented by yellow gold and diamond accents. The five new creations – a necklace, ring, bracelet, pendant and pair of earrings – feature these carefully selected materials with prices starting from Dhs 89,300.


Bouton d'or bracelet, Dhs 226,700, Van Cleef & Arpels

The “pailette” motif was first unveiled by the Maison in 1936 in an ode to the fashionable sequins of the 1930s and began as a pastille of yellow gold with a precious stone at its centre. The motif developed throughout the 1940s and 50s to appear on a variety of jewels, including the skirts of the iconic ballerina clips that created the volume of their skirts.


The Bouton d'or jewels are intricately worked by hand before undergoing successive stages of polishing

Embodying the Maison’s heritage with their signature savoir-faire, the new Bouton d’or additions blend femininity with vibrant colours to make the perfect summer jewels.