Van Cleef & Arpels is a French fine jewelry company founded in 1896 by Dutch diamond cutter Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law Solomon Arpels.
Although the brand is known for its creations inspired by exotic birds, fairies and flowers, the Alhambra collection is perhaps the most famous of the Van Cleef & Arpels creations.
The four-leaf clover design is very similar to Moore’s square, which is a pattern of four overlapping circles.
The first Alhambra design was a necklace with 20 gems in the shape of a clover. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the design was picked up by various celebrities and was soon seen by American actress Grace Kelly, among others.
Today, Van Cleef & Arpels is synonymous with luxury, and influencers like Molly May Hague are fans of the brand and its creations.
#vancleef currently has over 84.1 million views on TikTok, and the brand’s Alhambra necklace is one of the most popular styles.
Unfortunately, fine jewelry is expensive and out of reach for many. For example, an antique necklace from the Alhambra can cost more than £2,500.
Fortunately, if you’re looking to recreate the style on a budget, the world of dap is here to save the day.
Van Cleef imitation necklaces are easy to find and the prices are unbeatable.
These are some of the best you can buy right now.
betty and biddy
Get it for £19 at Betty & Biddy
Get it for £12.74 on Etsy
Get it for £67.15 on Amazon
Get it for £24 at Lynnott Jewelry
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