“Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels”

“Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels”—Cooper-Hewitt, through June 5

Since 1906, jewelers Van Cleef & Arpels have played a leading role in style and design innovation. This exhibition displays more than 350 works, including jewels and fashion accessories, exploring the historical significance of the firm’s contributions to jewelry design in the 20th century.

Photo by Patrick Gries, Van Cleef & Arpels

Posted: 18 February 2011
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