Van Cleef Arpels open in Hong Kong and expand Moscow space

High end jeweller VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, owned by Richemont Group is opening this week a new boutique in Hong Kong and expand retail space. The move comes amid booming sales in BRIC countries. Last week, the French based jeweller presented in London, its Bals de Legende collection, one-off creations in diamonds, emeralds and rare gemstones inspired by legendary balls of the 20th Century.

The pieces were on display in the sumptuous Lancaster House, St. James’s Palace, in central London, which mirrored the grandeur of the historic balls, and ranged in price up to 6.3 million euros.

The collection was inspired by balls, such as the fancy dress Winter Palace Ball in St. Petersburg in 1903, attended by the doomed Romanovs, rulers of Russia, and an Oriental ball, an extravagant celebration of the East, in Paris in 1969.