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Van Cleef & Arpels first conceived the Alhambra in 1968. The iconic design, inspired by the four-leaf clover, first debuted as a long necklace with 20 clover motifs. Since then, the four-leaf clover has established itself not only as an emblem of the maison, but also as a symbol of luck.
Over the years, the rich history of the distinctive design has seen numerous innovative interpretations. Highlighting rare and precious materials, the jewellery pieces now come in bold combinations of materials in different colours and shades.
Its latest? A charming sunburst pattern in guilloché white gold, which joins its existing guilloché yellow gold offerings. The expanded collection sees jewellery from its Vintage Alhambra family don sunbeam-like streaks. These appear on the surface of the white gold for a glow like no other. And true to the original style, each motif also features a beaded contour with a central bead in matching white gold.
Altogether, there are five new guilloché white gold creations to look forward to. There’s the 20-motif long necklace, 5-motif bracelet, pendant necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring. All are timeless creations which will make perfect additions to your ever-growing fine jewellery collection.
Whether you’re looking for a token of luck or a charming piece that will eventually become a family heirloom, these charming new additions will surely qualify. Intrigued? Then head down to your nearest Van Cleef & Arpels boutique to have a look for yourself.