Entitled “Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art and Science of Gems”, the exhibition is being held at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands until June 1st.
Over 400 jewellery pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels and 250 minerals from the French National Museum of Natural History Collection are on display. Natural treasures and scientific artefacts from the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris are also being shown.
The exhibition attempts to showcase the intersection between the science of mineralogy and the art of jewellery making: one route unearths the evolution of minerals from the deep Earth to its surface, and the other presents the transformation of these minerals into precious works of art.
Held in collaboration with French National Museum of Natural History, it is the largest heritage exhibition ever staged by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Founded by Charles Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef in 1896, Van Cleef & Arpels has grown to become one of the world’s most renowned luxury jewellery brands.