Founded in Paris in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels, Van Cleef & Arpels is an iconic luxury jewelry, watch and perfume company. The company operates boutiques in some of France’s most elegant and frequented holiday resort areas including Nice, Monte-Carlo and Deauville. Alfred’s daughter Renee and draftsman Rene Lacaze, began successfully driving the artistic direction of the company in 1926 and would continue to do so for the next twenty years. Van Cleef & Arpels has locations worldwide including the Middle East, South East Asia, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Canada and Australia. In the U.S. the company operates boutiques in New York City, Houston, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills and Chicago. Since 1999, Van Cleef & Arpels has been owned by the Richemont group, the world’s second largest luxury goods company. Van Cleef & Arpels’ pieces frequently feature fairies, flowers and animals and have adorned the likes of the Duchess of Windsor, Eva Peron, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly.
DJR Authentication is one of the nation's premier appraisers, authenticators, and buyers of jewelry, coins, collectibles, art, sports memorabilia, and other fine goods, located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.