The Magic Behind Van Cleef & Arpels’ Palais de la chance High Jewellery Collection

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“To be lucky, you have to believe in luck.” said Jacques Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels.

In line with what Van Cleef & Arpels is known for – creating exquisite jewellery that has a story to tell – the Palais de la chance collection is inspired by all things magical and lucky. The French high jewellery maison sourced for legends and beliefs from all over the world to curate symbols that are known for their power to bring good luck.

This new high jewellery collection is not without its strong link to the rich history of the maison. Study the works of the maison since it was founded in 1906, and you’d notice that luck has always been one of its inspirations.

Besides its alluring inspiration, the Palais de la chance high jewellery collection also charms us with exquisitely-designed pieces made from the most unexpected precious materials, including chrysoprase, lapis lazuli, and black opal.

Seeing is believing. Here are some of our favourite pieces and the legends that inspired them.

Licorne clip
The magical, mythical unicorn is known for its embodiment of fertility, grace and purity. Its horn represents courage.


Lady Arpels Coccinelle decor
Ladybirds are welcomed as a universal symbol of luck and happiness. If a ladybird ever land on your palm, remember to make a wish and then let insect fly away. As it takes flight, your wish will be released and granted at the same time.


Phénix Mystérieux necklace
The phoenix, a magical bird, has the ability to rise from ashes and regain new life. It is, therefore, seen as a symbol of resurrection and rebirth.


Click here to read about other legendary inspirations behind the Palais de la chance pieces.



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