This is old news, but that’s okay. 🙂
On August 4, 2011, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the inauguration of the newly renovated Van Cleef & Arpels boutique in Monaco. The princess unveiled the now famous “Princess Charlene Magic Alhambra” set inside an ultra exclusive section of the boutique known as the Charlène Salon.
Per the Van Cleef & Arpels press release about the jewels on Facebook:
The long necklace consists of White gold, turquoises, approximately 9.1 carats of diamonds. The earrings consists of White gold, turquoises, approximately 3.4 carats of diamonds.
Alhambra, Van Cleef & Arpels’ iconic motif was born in 1968.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Mains d’Or have created a setting technique of the utmost refinement, minimising the amount of metal and emphasising the diamonds. The stones are selected in different sizes so as to enhance their sparkle. The jewel is as exquisite on the front as it is elegant when turned over: the exclusive honeycomb open-work setting has been perfected to let even more light refract into the diamonds.
This collection is a reinterpretation of the iconic Alhambra motif adorned with pavé diamonds and turquoises, evokes the shores of the Principality. A portion of the benefits from the sales will go to the associations and Foundations that have the endorsement of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco. The set is sold exclusively at the Van Cleef & Arpels Boutique in Monaco. (source)
Portrait of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco by Karl Lagerfeld? Could be.
To view photos please click here. To learn more about Van Cleef & Arpels please visit their official website here.
Source and photos courtesy of: Van Cleef & Arpels Official Facebook Page and Nice-Matin