Van Cleef & Arpels creates Nid de Paradis collection
January 30, 2011 – To celebrate St Valentine’s Day 2011, Van Cleef & Arpels has created the Nid de Paradis collection.
Three pieces (ring, earrings and pendant) display the imaginative, asymetrical motif of the collection that reflects the spirit of the Maison.
A diamond nestling within a spiral is an allegorical element that suggests eternal passion and the desire for protection.
Borrowing the slender curves of the plumage of the bird of paradise, the Nid de Paradis collection is part of the fairy-tale world of Van Cleef & Arpels. Ever since it was founded, the Maison has drawn its inspiration from idyllic representations of benevolent nature.
The bird of paradise, whose brightly coloured feathers enlivened women’s hats at the start of the 20th century, is a traditional ornamental subject.
The Nid de Paradis collection reinvents the motif with an abstract treatment that offers every woman the freedom to personalise this token of fervent love.