Jewellery maison Van Cleef & Arpels has announced its support for the Australian Ballet, and described it as “one of the world’s premier ballet companies.”
The announcement came after a visit to Australia by the maison’s President and CEO Nicolas Bos, who inaugurated the first High Jewellery Gala celebration of its kind in Australia at Barford House (a National Heritage home situated in Sydney’s Bellevue Hill).
Items displayed during the exhibit included the Zip Antique Astral necklace, Paradaiza necklace, Nœud bracelet, Palmyre earrings and Lathyrus ring. Also presented at the Sydney gala, direct from the Parisian workshop, was a new ballerina clip adorned with rose-cut, pear-shaped, and round diamonds and rubies.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ spokesperson said: “The Australian Ballet is devoted to nourishing and promoting the art of dance, an emblematic source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels, this union with one of the world’s premier ballet companies further extends the maison’s relationship with the arts and their enchanting universe of dance.”
Similar associations have included the New York City Ballet, the Royal London Ballet and more recently, the LA Dance Project, a collective founded by French choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer behind Oscar-winning film Black Swan.