Centennial Celebration

Dutch jewelry designers Van Cleef & Arpels

The aquamarines hail from Brazil, the sketches from Paris, but these bijoux chose New York for their debut, when Van Cleef & Arpels celebrated its centennial with 100 one-of-a-kind pieces, presented in its revamped Fifth Avenue boutique. The collection showcases a birthday bauble for each year of the jeweler's glittering existence, and every one represents "the craftsmanship, the choice stones, and the savoir faire that defines Van Cleef," says president Stanislas de Quercize. These particular sparklers were more than 900 hours in the making. Price upon request; 800-822-5797