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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pelouse Diamond Bombe Brooch Earrings Suite in 18k Yellow Gold.
A notable retro-style suite from Van Cleef & Arpels exhibiting a design emblematic of the Maison: the domed voluminous forms of ‘Pelouse’ (in some books this look is also referred to as ‘Couscous Passementerie’) This Van Cleef & Arpels Pelouse Diamond Bombe Brooch Earrings Suite consists of a pair of bombé on-the-ear clips with a complimentary domed brooch.
The ear clips feature faceted white diamonds in a continuous bombé shape and brilliantly mounted within yellow gold droplets. The brooch, however, does not include gold ‘couscous’ but rather white diamonds set in beaded gold prongs. The combined look is similar to the decorative ‘petit point’ in textiles and arguably resembles tapestry in jeweled form.
The innovative aestheticism of the Pelouse combined with its pioneering techniques influenced other fine jewelers at the time. In addition, this distinctive Van Cleef & Arpels design is said to have been created in collaboration with Péry et Fils, whose successful creative partnerships include the “Zip” necklace and the “Passe-Partout” collections. We love the convergence of form with decorative artful design – as if the Pointillism painting style was embodied in a jewel.