Founded in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels offers an outstanding collection of fine jewelry, watches & fragrances. Shop for the best jewellery pieces from our extensive Van Cleef & Arpels catalogue below.

Why is Van Cleef so expensive? | Is Van Cleef real gold? | How can I tell if my Van Cleef is real?

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All You Need to Know About Van Cleef Singapore

About Van Cleef & Arpel Singapore

As a French luxury jewellery, watch, and perfume company, Van Cleef & Arpels was established in 1906 by founders Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law Salomon Arpels in Paris. They are best-known for pieces that have been donned by style icons and royalty members including the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Nazli of Egypt - just to name a few. Their collection usually features flowers, animals and fairies, all of which are similar to the cottagecore aesthetics.

Why is Van Cleef so expensive?

Van Cleef & Arpels has upheld its reputation throughout several decades and affirmed its position in the luxury jewellery industry with its quality jewellery pieces that come in fine details and premium-grade materials. The company adopts the finest craftsmanship in designing and crafting exquisite jewellery pieces.

Besides, the brand's pieces hold their value very well even years after their first release. It's important to consider the resale values when it comes to investing in a good jewellery piece. Owning a Van Cleef & Arpels piece will yield an equal, if not, higher return, especially their exclusive pieces, followed by their Alhambra collection.

All of the reasons above justify the exorbitant price tag that comes with the brand's pieces.

In a nutshell, Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery wearers will appreciate the brand's incomparable value over the years regardless of the change in jewellery trends.

Is Van Cleef real gold?

The answer is yes. Van Cleef & Arpels only uses an 18-carat gold alloy, hence you'll find that each piece is marked "750" or "Au750", which indicates that the metal is 75% pure. This is also a good indication of whether your VCA piece is authentic or counterfeit.

How can I tell if my Van Cleef is real?

With the rising popularity of Van Cleef, coming across fake Van Cleef jewellery is inevitable. Here are some ways to determine if your Van Cleef piece is real:

Stamp Signature: Genuine Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery comes with a signature stamp: rings' stamps are pressed on the inside shank; earrings' stamps are placed on one or both of the ear clips; stamps on Alhambra pieces appear on the gold edge of the clover station closest to the clasp. The stamp should read "Van Cleef & Arpels" or "VCA". Fake ones generally read "Van Cleef".

Serial Number: Each VCA piece has a unique serial number, which appears near the signature and hallmark stamp. Call the manufacturer to cross-reference the stamped serial number and their records.

Quality: One of the most obvious elements is the material quality. When holding their piece, you can feel some weight to it. Your VCA piece should not look faded or lacklustre. Besides, there should not be any loose stones set in the quatrefoil Alhambra motif.

Van Cleef & Arpels Stores Singapore

You can shop for Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery such as necklace, bracelet, ring, earrings, and others at the following locations in Singapore:

  • The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands
  • ION Orchard
  • Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City
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