Van Cleef & Arpels' Alhambra Is Our Favourite Lucky Charm

Van Cleef & Arpels' Alhambra Is Our Favourite Lucky Charm

As the story goes, Jacques Arpels (the nephew of founder Estelle Arpels) had a habit of searching for four-leaf clovers in the gardens surrounding his house in Germigny-l’Évêque Whenever he found them, he would present the lucky charms to a member of the staff at Van Cleef & Arpels, along with a poem called Don't Quit, to encourage them to never give up hope for a better (and luckier) future. And while the maison has incorporated lucky motifs into its jewellery since the 1920s, it was only in 1968 that the famous long Alhambra necklace was born It had 20 of the lucky covers in creased gold, edged with delicate gold beading.

The elegance and simplicity of the necklace made it easy to wear at just about any occasion, and it proved an immediate success Throughout the years, the Alhambra collection has been spotted on countless luminaries, including H.S.H Princess Grace of. More

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