Mystery Setting, the quest for perfection: Jewellers have always searched ways to transcend the constraints of matter to create new, delicate and voluptuous pieces. Invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933, the Mystery Setting is a unique technique mastered only by the “golden hands” of the Maison which allows creating graceful, round and exceptional jewel.
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Collection counts remarquable examples of Mystery set pieces of high jewellery like the Double leaf clip (1954) in Platinum, sapphires and diamonds, the Peony clip (1937) created with more than 200 diamonds and 700 rubies and formerly Mahmoud Fakhry Pachas' Collection, the Poppy clip (1956), the Wave bracelet (1936) and the Hummingbird box (1938) created with yellow, pink and green matte gold, diamonds, sapphires, rubies.
Dating back over 3000 years, metal casting is a complex art that has played a critical role in the development and advancement of human cultures and civilization. The fundamental process, which incorporates expertise in ceramics, sculpture and materials, involves pouring liquid metal into a mold and then allowing it to cool and solidify. Once cool, the cast is opened and the newly forged jewelry is removed for further refinement, polishing and plating. To create our Signature Bangles, Maiyet partners with artisans in Kenya who have been plying this art for generations.