Each piece of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry is so stunning and undeniably a work of art, it’s only fitting that it’s the focus of the Set in Style exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York. The exhibit features gorgeous pieces, including Princess Grace’s diamond and pearl engagement ring (above) and this Lamartine bracelet (below), along with matching earrings, that Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor in 1971, because they matched violet eyes.
You’ll also see examples of the famed Van Cleef and Arpels zipper necklaces that transform into bracelets and this Walska Brooch/pendant. Originally a “push” present, it features wings that become earrings, a tail that’s a brooch and a 95-carat yellow diamond in the bird’s beak that can also be worn as a pendant.
The exhibition runs through June 5.