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Discover some of the most breathtaking jewels!

by Julie MIALET 27 Oct 2020

Van Cleef & Arpels invites us to the Jardin des Plantes to discover some of their most incredible pieces as well as a variety of raw or cut gems that will delight our eyes.

If you love gems and jewelry, run to the Precious Stones exhibition at the Natural History Museum….
From the rough stone to the cut stone and the final jewel, this exhibition is intended to be a dialogue between science and jewelry.
Here, everything is calm, luxury and pleasure.
Luxury above all…
For this exceptional event, the Museum has partnered with the prestigious jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, which has, for the occasion, taken 250 of its most beautiful pieces out of its vaults.
The Museum of Natural History, for its part, provided about 500 pieces….
Amazement guaranteed!

The whole visit is made easier by a very didactic scenography….
To make a success of this marriage between cut gemstones and stones taken from the ground, display cases showcase the same mineral in its three forms: rough, shaped gems and fine jewelry.
All the gems are represented, from the fascinating diamond to peridot, garnet, ruby, chalcedony, sapphire, turquoise, rock crystal, malachite, onyx, tourmaline, emerald, lapis lazuli, opal…and so many more….

“Precious stones”, in the Great Gallery of Evolution of the National Museum of Natural History, in the Jardin des Plantes.

Rough Amazonite


The Blue Bird (1963) by Van Cleef & Arpels, in platinum, yellow gold, sapphires, turquoise, coral, diamonds. Van Cleef & Arpels private collection


Rough Tanzanite


Collar of Queen Nazil of Egypt, 1939. Platinum and diamonds. Former collection of Her Majesty Queen Nazli of Egypt. Van Cleef & Arpels private collection.

Rough yellow green beryl

Flamboyant Ruby Necklace (2019)
Van Cleef & Arpels private collection.


Bird clip and Walska pendant (1971)
Emeralds, sapphires, diamonds and yellow diamonds.
Van Cleef & Arpels private collection


And so many other treasures  …

Whether you're interested in buying a piece of jewellery or a stone, a free jewelry appraisal or jewelry resale, Pierres de Julie welcomes you to its Parisian boutique in the Village Suisse, a stone's throw from the Ecole Militaire and the Esplanade des Invalides.

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