Part 3 of our 'Firm Favourites: Jewellery Houses That Reign' series has a distinctly French feel as Matty and Alyce discuss the Parisian jewellery giants Van Cleef & Arpels.
VCA have a reputation for being one of the most innovative jewellery firms in history and we put some of their most remarkable designs under the microscope such as the inimitable mystery setting and the marvellous Zip necklace. We also reveal the reason why you will never find opals in antique Van Cleef pieces.
And of course do listen to the end to join us for another round of Gem Trivial Pursuit!
Producer: Ross Hannon
Join us in our Gem Pursuit, as we discuss the intricacies of antique and vintage jewellery. Explore the fascinating stories behind these historic pieces, be inspired by the craftsmen and designers that created artistic movements and become captivated with the gemstones that have stood the test of time.
Host is Matty Weldon joined by co-host Alyce Ketcher. As we say out with new and in with the old!
Producer - Ross Hannon