Aug 29, 2009

Van Cleef & Arpel Alhambra Necklace and Bracelet

For the longest time I have been thinking about treating myself to a new Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Flower necklace like the short one above. I won't even think about the long necklace because I will probably choke on the price tag. I have tried on the necklace but at $7500, I can't make myself take out my credit card without feeling a little faint. But, isn't the red one just so pretty?
Of course with VCA, I know the longer I wait, the higher the price. This same bracelet used to retail for about $4400 and now it is $4650. The rate of increase is faster than inflation which I think is just rude. Anyhoo, despite all this, I think these 2 pieces will be a good buy in the long run. I am sure the price is continue to increase and I will continue to like the collection. One of these day...... *sigh* What is one piece of jewelry you have been drooling after?

image: Van Cleef $ Arpels

23 comments:

  1. I love VCA. The bracelet is divine.

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  2. it's pretty expensive, huh!
    i will forever be drooling to these kind of jewelries!

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  3. One piece of jewelry I have been drooling after...a Tiffany Key. I'm obsessed. Though, on a less expensive note, I'm completely smitten with the Rachel Leigh Gumball Ring - so gorgeous! :)

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  4. Gorgeous. Especially for fall xoxo

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  5. Sigh- lovely necklace/bracelet. I would die to have a VCA piece. I also swoon over a David Yurman piece- ring, cuff, watch, necklace, it'd take any and all! lol

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  6. Ever since I saw Reese Witherspoon always wearing her Vancleef necklace, I wanted one. I had no idea they were so expensive!

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  7. Gal pal called me this morning to tell me she likes it too.

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  8. If you love Van Cleef but hate the high price, I recommand that you shop for pre-owned or estate VCA pieces from online estate jeweler, Beladora.com.

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  9. These are so lovely! I wouldn't say I've got one piece of jewellery I'm wanting but I really like layering all my necklaces together at the moment.

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  10. I love it...Why so much money? :-(

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  11. so pretty! an investment in your wardrobe :)

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  12. I love their necklaces!

    bisous,
    La C.

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  13. The necklace is wonderful.

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  14. The necklace and bracelet are lovely!

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  15. My current lust object isn't nesarly as pricey but I'm drooling over this Alexis Bittar cuff! http://www.alexisbittar.com/product.php?productid=20540&cat=251&page=1&defvarid=11683

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  16. Great accessories sista. i like it

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  17. so hot....i love it!!!!!!!!! love the design and the red color.

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  18. I love their Alhambra collection but the rate increase seems ridic. :(

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