Van Cleef & Arpels’ gem workshop is filled with precious materials from all over the world: lapis lazuli in Afghanistan, tiger eye in South Africa, mother-of-pearl in Indonesia and Australia… After careful cutting and repeated inspection by artisans, only less than 1% of the raw materials will be selected. What is more, each piece of jewelry needs to go through no less than 15 consecutive processes to become the finished product.
There are 11 common materials of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra replica, including mother-of-pearl, malachite, turquoise, tiger eye, lapis lazuli, diamond, chalcedony, carnelian, onyx, serpentine wood and rose gold.
The inlay is done in the jewellery workshop of Van Cleef & Arpels. The base of all Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra replica, is made of 18K gold. You will see the word “750” on the edge. The earliest Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra replica is made of only pure yellow gold. Now there is the new items in 18K yellow gold, 18K white gold and 18K rose gold.
The requirements of the Van Cleef & Arpels’ jewellery workshop for the inlay, are absolutely stringent to perfection. No matter what the material is, the inlay must be free of any cracks or defects, and 21 tests must be completed in the last inspection before it can be put on the shelf smoothly.