Prince Albert’s Van Cleef & Arpels gift to Princess Charlene

Oh to marry a prince! The wedding itself may have seemed a bit, shall we say, “interesting”? However, the parties leading up to and after the wedding are the dream worthy.  One can only imagine the gifts that were given at such events. However, what really could Prince Albert need? He’s already the Prince of Monaco and now the Prince officially has his princess. We have for you a first look at what Prince Albert gave to Charlene Wittstock, the new Princess of Monaco, to celebrate their “union of souls.”  It’s from Van Cleef & Arpels. Need I say more? It should be noted that Grace Kelly also received a gorgeous set of jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels when she married Prince Rainier III in 1956. Tradition is a wonderful thing. Here’s the official statement from the VCA camp:

Van Cleef & Arpels has the rare privilege of having been chosen by the bride to create a set of jewellery: Océan by Van Cleef & Arpels exalts the grace and elegance of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene. This pledge of love, offered by the Prince to his Princess, who chose its name, transforms into a tiara. Since 1956, Van Cleef & Arpels has held the honour of being “Official Supplier to the Principality”. Such a privilege demands the highest standards: that of being at the pinnacle of the art of jewellery creation.     

And here’s a look at the beautiful pieces:

Image: Getty Images / Van Cleef & Arpels Video: Van Cleef & Arpels


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