Tag: van cleef & arpels

Elizabeth Taylor jewelry auction breaks five world records

Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s famous jewels was anticipated to be the most important single-owner jewelry sale in a decade, but the results were staggering. Taylor’s jewelry went for $115,932,000 – the most ever paid for a private jewelry collection.…

On the block this month

Summer is not peak auction time but Sotheby’s and Christie’s both have sales in London this month. Here are a few baubles you can bid on: For the complete auction line-up through the end of this year, check out our…

Van Cleef & Arpels: celebrity style

Curator Sarah Coffin talks about the “Bejeweled Lives” section of the exhibit opening this Friday at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels.

Jeweled objets d’art at Christie’s NYC

In the 1930s, Van Cleef & Arpels was commissioned by a Maharajah to create an aquarium for his pet tree frog. “La Maison d’Hortense” was outfitted with a tiny gold ladder for the frog to ascend or descend, according to…