Luck and lustre: Timeless four-leaf clover design from luxury jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels turns 50

Van Cleef & Arpels' 50-year-old Alhambra design has enduring appeal and is still a favourite among women

Just 50 years ago, most women did not don their jewels till after the sun had set - jewellery that was likely passed down from their mothers or grandmothers, or bought for them by men.

Fine jewellery was often more ostentatious and associated with the formality of night events in the past.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'Timeless motif'. Print Edition | Subscribe