About Van Cleef & Arpels Antique Jewellery
Founded through the union of love between Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels in 1906, the House of Van Cleef & Arpels quickly became a destination for the rich and famous. Their reputation quickly developed due to unique designs that were influenced by the beauty of the natural world, coupled with a desire to showcase only the very best gemstones with a unique “caractère”. The 1960s were a particularly important period for the House, as they were commissioned to make a number of pieces for the coronation of the Emperor and Empress of Iran in 1967. You will always find an interesting selection of Van Cleef & Arpels pieces showcased at Pragnell that span the 20th century. We pride ourselves on offering pieces created during 1906-1999, when the House was owned by the Arpels family, and creating their most iconic designs.