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).