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Explore Van Cleef & Arpels' photos on Flickr. Van Cleef & Arpels has uploaded 468 photos to Flickr.

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In 1950, the Duchess of Windsor, suggested to jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels that they should design a necklace utilizing the technical magic of the zipper.  The Zip was created–a feat of master craftsmanship–the piece can be worn open as a necklace and when closed, becomes a bracelet.

In 1950, the Duchess of Windsor, suggested to jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels that they should design a necklace utilizing the technical magic of the zipper. The Zip was created–a feat of master craftsmanship–the piece can be worn open as a necklace and when closed, becomes a bracelet.

Van Cleef & Arpels - 3 rangs zip necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, via Flickr

Van Cleef & Arpels - 3 rangs zip necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, via Flickr

Zip necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, shown in 2011 at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in NYC

Zip necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, shown in 2011 at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in NYC

GOLD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1956 Of tissu Jersey design, embellished to the side with a gold Mystère IV fighter jet and a...

GOLD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1956 Of tissu Jersey design, embellished to the side with a gold Mystère IV fighter jet and a...

A GOLD ANTIQUE ETRUSCAN REVIVAL NECKLACE   The wide collar composed of a series of circular and acanthus leaf-shaped plaques with bead and wirework decoration to the rosette detail, circa 1880, 36.5cm long, in brown leather case by John G. Jacob, Liverpool

A GOLD ANTIQUE ETRUSCAN REVIVAL NECKLACE The wide collar composed of a series of circular and acanthus leaf-shaped plaques with bead and wirework decoration to the rosette detail, circa 1880, 36.5cm long, in brown leather case by John G. Jacob, Liverpool

Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition A Quest For Beauty Bowers Museum California zip necklace jewelery