Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra

Name me someone who doesn't lust over Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra.  I bet you can't.  It is just so pretty and dainty and unbelievably expensive.

So pretty.


Unfortunately, the thought of ever owning a genuine Van Cleef in my lifetime, is pretty close to zip.

But, I found this great Etsy website, NY Metals, that seems to have pretty decent "knock-offs" (for lack of a better word).

They seem pretty, dainty and very similar without being exactly like a Van Cleef (as I don't think you in copies).  Really, I just like the style, whether it's Van Cleef, Etsy or in between.  I just like the clovers.

These are some pictures from the Etsy site.

$65.00 for this chain.

$34.00 for these Mother of Pearl earrings.

She has lots of other great jewelry as well.

By the way, don't forget to visit my latest blog sale!  The link is at the top of the blog to the right.

Happy Tuesday y'all.


  1. I love Van Cleef and Arpels! I think Heidi Klum was the perfect spokesperson for them. She makes everything look perfect. Great finds - thanks for sharing!

  2. I also adore Van Cleef & Arpels. And I LOVE that chain from NY Metals. Great tip!

  3. I love their jewelry! I saw their store on Rodeo Dr. when I was out in California and was so tempted to go in. I saw a movie recently where the main character had their watch on and it was so cute!

  4. You can't even tell the difference! What a great find!

  5. Do you have a Francescas? I was just in there last week and they have the turqoise, mother of pearl, and another color in the long strand. I got it for $34 and it looks exactly like the really thing! I think I may buy the mother of pearl too. I looked to see if it's on their website, but it's not. I love Van Cleef and Arpels!