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A journey to Alhambra . . . Over a year in the making (a reveal)

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  1. So here is how the story begins . . .

    Over a year ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra 50th Anniversary Exhibit at South Coast Plaza in Southern California.

    I left the exhibit with not only the desire to own one of these beautiful pieces, but also a small gift set that included cards showcasing beautiful scenes from the exhibit (the back of the cards are titled Luck, Icon, Timeless, Savoir-Faire, and Precious Variations with more information about Van Cleef & Arpels).

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  2. Next was the difficult part. What would I choose for my first piece? I dived deep into the Louis Vuitton Bag, Social Media, and the VCA website looking at pictures while trying to decide what stone color, metal color, and type of jewelry I wanted. I tried on many options, and thought I wanted the Vintage Alhambra Bracelet, 5 motif, yellow gold, with mother-of-pearl.

    I love bracelets, I love yellow gold, and I have a watch with a mother-of-pearl dial. I was set . . . or was I?

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  3. I thought maybe I would wait to see what the Holiday Pendant would be for this year, and maybe buy this limited edition piece for my first purchase.

    I ultimately decided on . . .
     
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  4. The Magic Alhambra pendant, white gold, with mother-of-pearl. It is beyond beautiful, and fits both my personal style and lifestyle.

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  5. I am happy I took my time making this decision. It was well worth the wait, and I am glad I had the experience of visiting the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra 50th Anniversary Exhibit to really help me appreciate how special their pieces truly are.

    Thank you for letting me share my story with you. I hope you enjoyed reading it!
     
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  6. Enjoy and congrats on your first piece!
     
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  7. Congratulations. :idea:
    Great classic choice and thanks for the collage of VCA cards.
     
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  8. Great choice and I love the MOP in white gold especially for summer! It's on my wishlist, too! Congrats on your first piece!
     
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  9. Congrats- Enjoy!
     
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  10. What a beautiful choice. The magic pendants are......magical!
     
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  11. Thank you so very much!
     
  12. Thank you so much! I am glad you liked the VCA cards; I knew members on the forum would appreciate seeing them.
     
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  13. Well said! Thanks so much.
     
  14. You will love it! It does not seem as popular as the vintage or sweet sizes. At first I was worried it would be overwhelming on me, but it really is not.
     
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  15. Congratulations on your beautiful Magic Alhambra Pendant, it’s beautiful in WG and white MOP!
     
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