The Heidi Klum Collection line of jewelry debuted on home shopping network QVC in 2006 and was brought back for a second collection in 2007. She worked with famed jewelry designer Pascal Mouawad.
Heidi’s designs incorporated a clover design which was “originally inspired by a marble clover-leaf patterned inlay that caught her eye on a trip to the Duomo in Milan.”
In 2007 Heidi was sued by Parisian jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels who claim that her pieces are an knock-off of their trademark Alhambra clover-shaped design. The lawsuit led to the eventual shuttering of the brand in 2009.
“We stopped because we had a lawsuit with Van Cleef & Arpels. They wanted to have the clover, even though our designs had never matched. I don’t know how may designs I had done in five years, maybe 800 different designs — but they just wanted to own the clover motif,” Heidi told the LA Times.