Van Cleef & Arpels’ Izmir set is inspired by the Oriental Ball, Paris

If you want to see the best of what Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewelry collection can offer, you have to take a look at the Izmir set from their Bals de Légende collection. The set consists of a shimmering necklace with matching earrings. The necklace has been done up in white gold and features round baguette-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, mandarin garnet beads, opal beads, pink gold, amethysts, rubellites, citrines, pink and purple spinels, topaz and one 50.79-carat cushion yellow sapphire. These stones, the brand says have neither been treated, nor heated, making them truly exceptional.

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As for the earring, these have been created using white gold and come studded with round and baguette-cut diamonds, opal beads, oval-cut purple spinels, pear-shaped pink spinels, pink gold, and rubellites. Van Cleef & Arpels describes this set as a homage to the Oriental Ball, Paris which is touted to be one of the greatest balls of the century and refers to the “Thousand and One Nights”.

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