"Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends” is launched at Spencer House

"Van Cleef & Arpels:  Treasures and Legends" is launched at Spencer House.

We've been the exclusive provider of audio visual services at Spencer House for many years now and it is one of our favourite venues.  It was built in 1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and it remains one of London's finest and most exclusive venues.  It's magnificently decadent and it's one of the most ambitious aristocratic townhouses ever built. 

It came as no surprise when we were asked to support the launch of Vincent Meylan's new book "Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures & Legends"; Spencer House is the perfect setting.  For the launch event, some of the world's most amazing pieces of Van Cleef & Arpels' jewellery were to be temporarily on display.  Guests included Van Cleef & Arpels staff, the press and VIP guests.

In his book, Vincent Meylan explores a century in the history of one of the most prestigious Parisian jewellery dynasties and takes us into the world of Van Cleef & Arpels where we embark on a fascinating treasure hunt.  It contains sometimes fantastical stories of some of the most exceptional stones in the world, owned and worn by the Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Princess Grace of Monaco, Maria Callas, Barbara Hutton and the Countess of Camargo.

We couldn't resist sharing some of our crew's pictures of just a few of the items on display.  

If you would like to know more about events at Spencer House and for a tour in pictures of many of the magnificent event spaces the venue has to offer, click here http://www.spencerhouse.co.uk/events-weddings/