Ever since 1968 the Alhambra collection has been a true Van Cleef & Arpels icon and has taken on a variety of elegant guises, with a rich palette of luminous materials that makeup this exquisite collection. This year, the Maison is bringing a touch of luck to the holiday season with this new limited edition pendant to dazzle their fabulous clientele. The Vintage Alhambra pendant is adorned with malachite dipped in a unique shade and enchanting overtones first graced the Alhambra collection in the 1970s. With its deep green hue it is streaked with alternately light and dark veins that makes this noble stone evokes the vitality of nature. Once employed as a talisman, it was thought to protect children and travelers.
The malachite used by Van Cleef & Arpels meets the very highest standards of quality the jeweler is known for and will currently not disappoint. Mainly originating in Australia, it is distinguished by the homogeneity and regularity of its bands. For this piece, it has been associated with yellow gold and a diamond at the jewel’s center that will elegantly illuminate the neckline.
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