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STAR APPEARANCE Actress Cate Blanchet with (from left) Van Cleef & Arpels president and CEO Nicholas Bos, ArtScience executive director Honor Harger and president of the French National Museum of Natural History, Bruno David. Blanchet wore on her neck, wrist and finger the fine jeweller's yet-to-be released line, the Bouton d'Or collection.
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STUNNING: A bird clip and pendant that features a briolette-cut yellow diamond of 96.62 carats; zip necklace that can be 'zipped up' to become a beautiful bracelet.
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STUNNING: Zip necklace that can be 'zipped up' to become a beautiful bracelet.
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STUNNING: An Egyptian-inspired bracelet.

Gem of a history

An exhibition of Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery pieces offers a gateway into the lives of wealthy women over a century.

CATE Blanchett, Australian actress and Hollywood A-lister, graced the Friday preview of Van Cleef & Arpels' exhibition of over 400 jewellery pieces at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands.

Looking effortlessly chic in an all-black ensemble and a windblown bob, she sported the fine