Famed jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels was honored on Thursday evening with an exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana that showcased 200 of its most exquisite jewels. A Quest for Beauty: The Art Of Van Cleef & Arpels opened with a reception and dinner attended by socialites and Hollywood A-listers.
Actresses Kristen Ritter, AnnaLynne McCord and Camilla Belle toured the Van Cleef & Arpels collection, which features pieces from private collection dating back over 100 years. There were iconic pieces previously worn by by Princess Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Hutton and Empress Farah Pahlavi, as well as pieces seen on Eva Mendes and Jennifer Garner on the red carpet. The exhibit runs through February 15th, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
On top of the the exhibit, Van Cleef & Arpels will also relaunch it South Coast plaza boutique later this year with 2,174 square feet of space that will house an exclusive bridal salon and a VIP room. The French jewelry house will unveil 8 limited edition timepieces complementing its iconic Alhambra® and Perlée collections, Between the Finger™ Rings, and Oiseaux de Paradis™ designs to commemorate the relaunch.
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