Archive: June 6, 2018

LE SECRET

The Secret is caressed by the eye or the fingertips. It playfully unveils its hidden treasures to the delight of its audience.

Secret des amoureux clip

Secret des amoureux clip

Cupid, the well-known god of love from Roman mythology, invites the spectator to share a secret with a gesture meaning “shh!”. He appears here surrounded by his traditional symbols, perched on a heart-shaped rubellite of a pinkish purple hue. Intended to plant the seeds of love in the hearts of men and women, the bow – crafted from a twisted thread of gold – supports an opulent garland of pink and mauve sapphires, while the arrows are punctuated by pear-shaped and baguette-cut diamonds.

White gold, pink gold, yellow gold, diamonds, colored sapphires, a pear-shaped orangy-pink sapphire of 2.74 carats (Sri Lanka), a pear-shaped violet sapphire of 1.36 carats (Sri Lanka), a heart-shaped rubellite of 12.04 carats.

Cachette des coccinelles clip

Cachette des coccinelles clip

Van Cleef & Arpels’ cherished theme of a lucky nature finds expression in this clip, which harbors a discrete ladybird in black and red spinels. The central leaf moves aside to reveal its hiding place, like a secret only reserved for its wearer. This piece is also adorned with an emerald of remarkable weight and purity.

White gold, platinum, pink gold, diamonds, black and red spinels, a cushion-cut emerald of 10.17 carats (Zambia).

Fleur bleue ring

Draped in a mosaic of emeralds, tourmalines and diamonds, the Fleur bleue ring stands out with the intensity of its central sapphire. With a quarter-turn, the upper part rises to expose a quote from Oscar Wilde: “Une vie sans amour est comme un jardin sans soleil” (A life without love is like a sunless garden).

White gold, diamonds, emeralds, Paraíba-like tourmalines, a cushion-cut sapphire of 5.13 carats (Burma).

Fleur bleue ring

Oiseau sur la branche long necklace

This transformable long necklace shelters a bird nestling at its heart, artfully hidden in the central jewelry motif. A diamond door slides open to reveal a carved nightingale against a background of sapphires and buff-topped emeralds. The necklace may be worn in three different ways, one long and two short, illustrating the art of metamorphosis.

White gold, yellow gold, emeralds, rubies, blue and pink sapphires, onyx, white cultured pearls, 240 ruby beads for a total of 567.14 carats (Burma).

Oiseau sur la branche long necklace

Sous son aile clip

A benevolent nature comes to life through a parrot lovingly protecting its chick. A mechanism to open the wing – integrated into the piece – reveals the little bird snuggled against its mother, in a delicate harmony of pink sapphires, coral and diamonds.

Red gold, white gold, Traditional Mystery Set™ rubies, pink and yellow sapphires, spessartite garnets, black spinels, coral, onyx, gray mother-of-pearl, diamonds.

Sous son aile clip
Marguerite d’amour clip

Marguerite d’amour clip

The Maison pays tribute to the well-known game, in which the player picks the petals off a daisy to discover the true feelings of their beloved. An invisible mechanism rotates the yellow-gold petals to reveal engraved messages. Each message is accompanied by a lucky diamond in star setting.

Yellow gold, white gold, diamonds, orange and pink spinels.

Pétale de papillon clip

Pétale de papillon clip

A new flower in the wondrous garden of Van Cleef & Arpels, the Pétale de papillon clip includes a surprise: at the heart of the corolla nestles a butterfly, its hues blending with those of the flower. An imperceptible mechanism enables one of the petals to be lowered to free the precious animal, which may be worn on its own.

Yellow gold, white gold, diamonds, yellow and mauve sapphires, emeralds, spessartite and tsavorite garnets, onyx, sugilite.

Papillon secret watch

Papillon secret watch

Butterflies enjoy a game of hide and seek. One of them hides a mother-of-pearl dial that can be revealed with the fingertips. The hour is read like a secret, in a swarm of emeralds, black spinels and diamonds. At the center, discover an exceptional Colombian emerald.

White gold, diamonds, emeralds, black spinels, onyx, white mother-of-pearl, an emerald-cut emerald of 14.57 carats (Colombia), manual-winding mechanical movement.

THE WORN COLLECTION

Discover the collection as captured by Sonia Sieff, photographer and friend of the Maison.

KNOW-HOW

Renowned for its technical excellence, the Haute Joaillerie Le Secret collection reveals mankind’s natural urge to stir both emotion and surprise. This collection mesmerizes with delicate, skin-thin engravings, hidden mechanisms and seamless transformations. These virtuoso mechanisms are the fruit of an exquisite distillation of ingenuity, precision and patience.

Gouaché design

Oiseau sur la branche long necklace

Jewelry work, open work
Papillon secret watch
Polishing work, thread polishing
Papillon secret watch
Polishing work, brush polishing
Pétale de papillon clip
Setting work, bead setting
Sous son aile clip
Polishing work, pad polishing
Oiseau sur la branche long necklace
Sous son aile clip
Mystery Setting™ work
traditional Mystery Set rubies

Mystery Setting™

Threading work, tying a knot 
Oiseau sur la branche long necklace
Jewelry work, assembling
Papillon secret watch
Jewelry work, assembling
Pétale de papillon clip

DISCOVERY

Le Secret High Jewelry collection

Van Cleef & Arpels

Founded in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has always remained faithful to the values of creation, expertise and transmission. Inspired by the Maison’s unique identity and heritage, each jewelry and watch collection tells a story with universal meaning to express an poetic view of life.

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Perazzi offer a wide variety of guns, including models for hunting and competition, ranging from standard models to deluxe versions.

Choosing and individually fitting a custom gun with our gunsmiths, stock makers and other technicians.

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History

The history of Armi Perazzi is the history of Daniele Perazzi, a poor but doggedly determined young man who chased the myth of a perfect gun and dreamt about becoming a gunsmith. At 16 he fi nally got a job in a large company proving his natural born talent and patenting one of his models. It is the fi rst of a long series of guns, produced since the 1950’s , that bears his name. In 1957 at the age of 25, Daniele Perazzi founded Armi Perazzi and established his own factory where he has worked every day, together with his son Mauro and his daugther Roberta, until his death.

From the beginning Perazzi shooters achieved considerable success and the name and reputation of Perazzi became established and widely known. For 50 years Perazzi have built prestigious game and competition guns that are a fusion between traditional gunsmithing, high technology and the selection of excellent raw materials. The perfect balance and handling and the innovations that have been made during this time have resulted in a gun suitable for every discipline and made the company a world leader in clay shooting.

MX12 Extra Super 12 GA

Barrel lenght and chokes: 26 3/4″ – 27 9/16″ – 28 3/8″ – 29 1/2″ – 4 and 8/10 or on request or with interchangeable chokes Rib and side ribs: Flat parallel rib 9/32″ x 9/32″. With half solid side ribs Trigger group: Non removable, single selective with coil springs Stock and forend: English style or pistol grip – Game forend

Engravings Set of 4 Game Shotguns

Engravings Extra Gold 851S
Engravings Extra Gold 853
Engravings Extra Gold 861
Engravings Extra 868
Engravings Extra 865
Engravings Extra 837
Engravings Extra 831
Engravings SCO Side Plates 341
Engravings SCO Side Plates 038
Engravings SCO Side Plates 037
Engravings SCO Side Plates 030
Engravings

From the standard models to the deluxe versions, each engraving—from the simplest to the most sophisticated—is undertaken by internationally renowned, master engravers, to satisfy the individual tastes and style preferences of each of our clients. All engraving is done by hand, not by machine or laser.

Barrel

The work in the barrel department must ensure perfection of this most important part of the gun, to guarantee the highest possible level of performance by the finished gun. For this reason, the utmost care is taken in every single phase of construction and assembly, from the initial rough boring of the tubes, to soldering the ribs, to the absolutely critical final stage of straightening the barrel tubes, which is still carried out by the human eye, as no machine has yet proved better.

Every single component part of the guns is produced in our factory and must adhere to the most rigorous and precise technical specifications. The production of all these parts is carried out by the most modern and sophisticated CNC machines, with numerical control panels set to ensure the micrometric dimensions we require.

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