Prince Albert II of Monaco has given to their spouse the Princess Charlene set of tiara and necklace Ocean of Van Cleef & Arpels carried out in diamonds and sapphires. Two fabulous jewels that are much more than thousands of precious considered.
The know-how of the French Jewelers is reflected in every inch of this jewel that represent the sea and the ocean. Gradient colors of sapphires and the design of the base in white gold to emulate the waves. Charlene of Monaco She chose the name of this gem, its Royal wedding gift.
La Maison has the privilege of being official jeweler of the Principality from the year 1956. It is a necklace and a headband, a convertible jewel. In the images that I show you you can see made sketches for later manufacture handmade necklace.
In the video you will see below, Stanislas de Quercize, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, explains in detail how to made the Ocean. Has set a total of brilliant-cut diamonds 883 (44 k) of the highest quality, which reverberate the daylight. They were selected among more than 1,200 gemstones.
Blue sapphires they represent the foam of the ocean, the gradient is achieved with 359 sapphires three different blue shades. Its total weight is 18 k. In the video you can see the craftsmanship of the the claws of white gold bezel.
Other jewel stones are cut PEAR, quality D.I.F 11 diamonds., that they represent the water drops. The largest of which weighs 4.01 carats and the 10 remaining diamond set 44 carats in weight.
Monaco is organizing an exhibition on the Royal Wedding in Monaco that sounds to me rather Hollywood. The venue is the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and will open its doors Today 9th July until the end of November 2011. It will be a unique opportunity to see the necklace-tiare Ocean of Van Cleef & Arpels, part of the exhibition.