Premiering at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum on April 23, Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems exhibition will feature over 400 stunning creations from Van Cleef & Arpels and 250 minerals from the French National Museum of Natural History Collection.
A first for the high jewellery brand, the exhibition will explore the worlds of exquisite jewellery and their links to minerals. It will reveal the fascinating journey that starts from the unearthing of each mineral stone, to its final transformation into bejewelled art in the hands of the Maison’s best craftsmen, known as the Mains d’Or. The stunning exhibits are composed from the brand’s personal archive collection and pieces on loan from private collectors around the world. One of the many highlights include a striking brooch depicting a bird carrying a briolette-cut yellow diamond of 96.62ct. This magnificent example of craftsmanship once belonged to famous opera singer and socialite Ganna Walska in the 1930s.
Visitors will also be treated to a display of natural treasures and scientific artefacts from the Minerals and Gems Collection of the French National Museum.
Tickets for the Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems exhibition will be on sale on April 1 at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website.