Van Cleef & Arpels’ Izmir set is inspired by the Oriental Ball, Paris
If you want to see the best of what Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry collection can offer, you have to take a look at the Izmir set from their Bals de Légende collection. The set consists of a shimmering necklace with matching earrings. The necklace has been done up in white gold and features round baguette-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, mandarin garnet beads, opal beads, pink gold, amethysts, rubellites, citrines, pink and purple spinels, topaz and one 50.79-carat cushion yellow sapphire. These stones, the brand says have neither been treated, nor heated, making them truly exceptional.
As for the earring, these have been created using white gold and come studded with round and baguette-cut diamonds, opal beads, oval-cut purple spinels, pear-shaped pink spinels, pink gold, and rubellites. Van Cleef & Arpels describes this set as a homage to the Oriental Ball, Paris which is touted to be one of the greatest balls of the century and refers to the “Thousand and One Nights”.