A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 32 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The hoop earrings are composed of dimensional overlapping diamond-set and deeply-textured leaves.
A pair of French 18 karat gold hoop earrings with rubies and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The hoop earrings have 2 square cut rubes with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, and 60 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats. With openwork and ribbing that mimics the shape of the sizably-cut rubies, and stones lining both the front and back faces of the hoops.
A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum and diamond hoop earrings. The compressed hoop of the earring features a beautiful interplay of round- and baguette-cut diamonds arranged to give the appearance of being strung on three braided, interlocking bands. There are a total of 60 round diamonds with an approximate weight of 3.20 carats, and 40 baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate weight of 3.60 carats. VS clarity and H/I color grade.
A pair of British Early 21st-Century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds and emeralds by Graff. The compressed gold hoops feature 10 cabochon emeralds with an approximate total weight of 5.8 carats and are studded with an additional 78 VS clarity, G/H color round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.7 carats.
A pair of French 18 karat textured gold "Chevalerie" earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The pendant hoop earrings designed with a complex geometric patterning that lends them significant visual interest. Circa 1972. Together with a letter of authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels dated 14 February 2019. In the 1970s, Van Cleef & Arpels moved away from the gem-studded opulence of the post-war years and instead focused their efforts on creating dynamic forms out of precious metals. Inspired by the moon landing, simple, forms such as these earrings were modeled so as to appear "cratered." Important, too, as an influence was kinetic art, inspiring a new dynamism and sense of movement and patterning of the famed firm''s designs, strongly represented in these earrings. Voluminous but not overly heavy, the earpendants, with their unusual surface texture, represent a subtly different interpretation of the classic hoop design.
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