Les Arts Decoratifs, Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art of High Jewelry, edited by Évelyne Possémé, page 123.
"During the war, Van Cleef & Arpels' workshop operated at a considerably reduced pace. Precious stones no longer reached Europe and the jewelry houses fell back on gold, considered a safe investment, for their creation...Presented at the World's Fair in New York in 1939... The Hawaii series, with its clips of simple, almost naive, loose bunches of unsophisticated flowers, and matching rings and bracelets, set with rubies, diamonds and sapphires in the colors of the allied flags, met with success at the time of the Liberation."
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