Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Necklace

Sharing what my husband got me for our 10-year anniversary. I am so excited! I've been eyeing this Van Cleef & Arpels vintage Alhambra necklace for the longest time. I first tried it on when I was in Vegas. Then I tried it on again when I was in Chicago with my husband. I briefly talked about this necklace here. What I love about about the brand is that VCA pieces are very understated. If you know, you know. The Alhambra collection has launched over 50 years ago in 1968 but not many people know about it (at least in my circle of friends). I wanted a minimalist necklace for everyday wear and this beauty is absolutely perfect. If you're unfamiliar with VCA pieces, there are 3 sizes: the sweet Alhambra is the smallest size, vintage Alhambra is the midsize and the magic Alhambra which is the largest size. I wanted it in white gold. White gold comes with only 2 stone options: mother of pearl and turquoise (which is fine - I love pearls regardless). If you like yellow gold, this necklace is available in malachite (green), carnelian (red) and onyx (black). They're all precious stones. Eventually, I'd like to have the matching pair of earrings but that's going to be a future purchase. The necklace is understated and classy. I've been wearing it everyday to work and I love it.

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