The water and waves of the Océan in white gold, diamonds, and blue sapphires
...in a creation by the French Haute Joaillerie house Van Cleef & Arpels and inspired by Charlene on occasion of her marriage with Albert in Monaco (2 July 2011).
The Océan jewellery will be shown at the 'L'Histoire du Mariage Princier'-exhibition from 9 July until end of November 2011 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
fig.: View into the Van Cleef & Arpels workshop at the 'Océan' necklace and tiara. Photo: (C) Van Cleef & Arpels. The scenery shows the study of the three dimensions of the tiara and its design on paper. Van Cleef & Arpels describes the idea behind the Océan jewellery: "The frothy lace of diamonds sparkles with the water's reflections and diffuses into fabulous asymmetrical circles."
Video: About the creation of the Océan jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels.
Van Cleef & Arpels weighs water with precious stones - and a lot of them! The Océan necklace is made of
883 round-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 44 carats;
10 pear-cut diamonds, weighing a total of over 4 carats;
359 round-cut sapphires for over a total of 18 carats, in a color gradation of 3 hues...