About Van Cleef & Arpels Brand
Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry has been worn by celebrities and royalty since the first boutique opening in 1906. Being founded by a daughter of a precious stone dealer and a son of a stone cutter, Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef, the brand was meant to be big the jewelry world. Press used to call the power couple union “The Maison based on love.”
Even before Art Deco was pronounced as a style, VCA brand was known for their skillfully made, bold geometric pieces. Later, during the century, the maker mastered this design approach to the top notch jewelry level. The experimental spirit, fearless usage of the exotic materials and truly unique gemstone combinations brought Van Cleef & Arpels to the top three of the jewelry world.
To make this prestigious jewelry affordable not only for the prestige clientele, Nadine Krakov Collection offers a wide selection of estate Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry without the high markups.
About Vintage Brooches
Since we started making our very first steps into the jewelry world, vintage brooches and pins have always been our favorite pieces. Wearing a brooch is a smart, unique way to express your personality and style. Pin it to your lapel, scarf or a bag, and with just one brooch alone you can create the whole new fashion piece out of any garment or accessory. Some brooches could be worn as pendants, so you get two pieces in one. A brooch is an amazing jewel that is fun, elegant and expressive at the same time.
French vintage brooches are even more special to us. Being famous for its extraordinary craftsmanship, each French jewelry maker has their own recognizable take on it. Either it’s a prestigious Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels or non-branded French brooch we appreciate its sophisticated beauty and exquisite quality. One of our all-time favorites is a dress clip. The design came from 1920s and since then has been appreciated by the jewelry lovers for versatility and original look it provides to any style.
Choose and pin down your own fabulous version of a Vintage brooch here.
About Pearl Jewelry
Pearls have a special place in jewelry design. These organic gems have always been associated with a classy, refined style. Today wearing pearls meaning having a great taste and ability to see its beauty.
Saltwater pearl jewelry using pearls produced by a saltwater mollusk. It can produce one pearl at a time, while freshwater oysters are able to make up to 30 pearls at once. That fact plus a lustrous appearance along with a rounder shape make this type of pearls more expensive comparing to freshwater. The most popular saltwater pearls are Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea pearls.
Freshwater pearls are very durable as they have a thicker nacre comparing to their saline living relatives. This type of pearl can be white, pink and even peach color.
From a formal event through a glamours cocktail night to a day at work, pearls can be your jewels of choice every time you need to amp up your style.