While in New York, I went to the Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels exhibit at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.
Can I just say: Good Gracious. Holy Moly. Absolutely amazing. Magnificent. …and on and on…
I have always loved Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry, especially vintage pieces and to see them (so many of them – as in over 350!) on display was a magnificent Silver Lining! In fact, it is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled. Incredible.
The exhibit is organized around six themes:
Nature as Inspiration
If you are in New York, I hope that you have the opportunity to see this incredible, Silver Lined exhibit!
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.
All photos from Cooper Hewitt.