Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems

Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems
  • DATE

    Apr 23, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

  • Venue

    ArtScience Museum

    10 Bayfront Avenue
    Singapore 018956
  • Ticket Price
    (Exclude booking fee)
    S$17.00
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Over 450 pieces of jewellery selected from the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection are displayed over seven themes illustrating the poetry and ingenious craftsmanship of the Maison: Couture, Abstractions, Influences, Precious Objects, Nature, Ballerinas and Fairies, and Icons.

In parallel to the Van Cleef & Arpels creations, over 250 gems and minerals from the renowned Collection of the French National Museum of Natural History are unveiled.

Seven major principles critical for the precious stones’ formation are displayed along the exhibition: pressure, temperature, transport, water, oxygen, life and metamorphism.

'Van Cleef & Arpels, the Art and Science of Gems' exhibition embarks visitors in a journey from the origin of minerals to the extraordinary craftsmanship that transfigures gems into works of art.