The quest for movement lies at the heart of Van Cleef & Arpels’ creative process. For the Frivole collection, architectural forms and the orientation of the petals have been worked with care to reproduce the random quality of nature. Mirror polishing – a technique in use at the Maison since the 1920s – provides a way of highlighting the glitter of gold and creating particularly intense reflections, suffusing each piece with unique vitality.
The search for brilliance can also be seen in the openwork: openings that the jeweler pierces in the gold structure to enable light to pass through the diamonds. All these jewelry techniques combine with rigorous attention to detail, enhancing the Frivole creations.