Dec 8, 2009

X-Mas Lust: Van Cleef & Arpels 10 Flower Necklace

I promised myself I would be good this holiday and focus on personal enrichment instead of material possessions. But, in case Santa is listening, I just want to say I have been pretty good in 2009 so please can I have this Van Cleef & Arpels 10 flower Vintage Alhambra necklace. I promise I won't ask for anything more.This is the 10 flower Vintage Alhambra gal pal and I looked at the other day. Gal pal is itching to add this to her collection. Both of us practically drooled on the 10 and 20 flower motif vintage necklaces. Although the 20 motif is more dramatic at 31.5 inch, I like the 10 flowers more than the 20 flowers because it is more wearable. Also 10 flowers necklace cost $4900 while 20 flower necklace is $9800.
Gal pal really liked the 6 motifs Magic Alhambra necklace. I like it but I rather buy the 10 motifs classic look first before spending $6350 on this fun stylish piece. This piece is about 16 inch.
To be really practical, I should just look into single flower necklace. I can wear that "almost" daily. I can do the I-will-wear-it-everyday but I know it's not true. I believe this piece is still around $1600. What are you asking Santa to bring you this year if he feels generous?

image: all via VCA catalogue

PS Today is the last day for Marc Jacob earrings giveaway here.

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous necklace. I do like the personal enrichment notion rather then material matters but the necklace is lovely to look at.

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  2. Oh yes the single flower piece is classic. I'd love a Burberry Prorsum trench. Le sigh, it would be perfection in London.

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  3. I swear, you could add a quatrefoil to anything and I'm smitten!

    If Santa is feeling particularly generous this year, I could find room in my closet for this Temperley London dress: http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/47528

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  4. I adore this necklace. always have. such a classic.

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  5. That is so beautiful. I adore it. Cheers!

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  6. I looove this van cleef necklace- the single one is so cute too!

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  7. the necklace is soooo pretty!

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  8. IF Santa is feeling generous....a car LOL! IN the mean time I'll just window shop ;D

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  9. Pretty, pretty! I hope you what you want this Christmas. :-)

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  10. So. Gorgeous. I want! By the way, love your layout! :)

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  11. I have wanted one of these since Reese Witherspoon has been wearing one. I found a woman on Etsy who makes some very similar ones. I need to buy one!

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  12. I can already hear Santa's laughter as I ask for this necklace. Hmm...it sounds a lot like my dad's laughter. Hehe. Gorgeous jewelry!

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  13. So gorgeous, darling! Love them all!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. SG, I love the 10 motifs necklace.

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  15. I always loved that jewelery design!

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  16. i hope santa hears your plea!!!!

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  17. What pretty necklaces! I hope you get yours!

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  18. they are so beautiful...i hope you get it!

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  19. The 10 flower one is so beautiful. Hmmm...I have quite a few things on my wish list!

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  20. oooh now i am in lust of those necklaces! but i won't fork over that amount of cash =( great choice for your wishlist!

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  21. Beautiful. I love the delicate feel of these designs.

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  22. I just checked out your store and let me tell ya, I just love your necklaces:)

    xoxo
    Mimi

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  23. Beautiful necklaces. If Santa is feeling uber generous he is welcome to bring me a 2.55!

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  24. I am hoping Santa is generous with every one of my friends. xoxo

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  25. These are so pretty and classic! I love Van Cleef & Arpels. Every time I see their ads, I start to want, which usually either gets me into trouble, or gets me sad!
    -Marz

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  26. Actually I think I like the single version better!!

    I would love a piece of fine artwork to put on my somewhat bare walls - investment piece I say!

    XOXO
    Amy

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  27. i've been lusting these van cleefs as well !
    i love the 4 clover flower thingis !
    i just wished their price was lower . hehe

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  29. This is very beautiful and I love the vintage aspect of the necklace. Excellent choice.

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  30. wowo wow wow...i love the Magic Alhambra necklace, so cute....

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