Uncovering the Secrets of Jewellery at Les Jardins Secrets by Van Cleef & Arpels

A must-visit boutique slash exhibition space when in Singapore.

Spring has finally sprung and what better way to welcome it than metaphorically basking in the morning sun on a diamond-encrusted flowerbed that is Les Jardins Secrets by Van Cleef & Arpels. Situated at Singapore’s Raffles Hotel, the new boutique echoes the Parisian house’s age-old love affair with nature and the republic’s Garden City moniker with a scenography filled with graphics that are inspired by Mother Earth.

Parading the most emblematic collections in the brand’s rich catalogue such as the Alhambra and Perlée, the boutique’s main intrigue however lies behind a secret door that leads to an elegant exhibition area. Here, patrimonial pieces are juxtaposed against an exclusive setting designed by acclaimed French interior architect Jean Baptiste Auvray.

“Les Jardins Secrets by Van Cleef & Arpels stands as an embodiment of our unwavering dedication to the art of beauty, culture, and savoir-faire at the very heart of our profession,” said Nicolas Luchsinger, the President of Van Cleef & Arpels Asia-Pacific. “We have thoroughly curated an exclusive space that harmoniously marries Van Cleef & Arpels’ rich heritage with the enchantment of the Garden City,” he added.

Indeed, the boutique highlights the house’s storied craftsmanship spanning 110 years with poetic collections and stories, and the exhibition area is an essential part of it. It is slated to host curated themed exhibitions regularly. The inaugural showcase at Les Jardins Secrets by Van Cleef & Arpels, Precious Nature by Van Cleef & Arpels, narrates the jeweller’s relationship with nature that dates back to its inception in 1906.

The exhibition features 15 pieces from the Maison’s patrimonial collection, archival documents, and exceptional loans from private collectors. Among the standouts here are the 1964’s Daisy clip in platinum and yellow gold with diamonds and Mystery Set rubies as well as the 1948’s Daisy powder case in platinum and yellow gold with diamonds. The exhibition will run until 16th June 2024, from 11 am to 8 pm.