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French Antique Turquoise, Enamel and Gold Locket Bracelet

A French Antique 18-karat gold and enamel bracelet with turquoise. The bracelet is composed of 4 strands of woven gold rope with clover-shaped enamel and turquoise set slides. The enamel work is designed as Moorish arabesques set with cabochon turquoise. The hanging locket has a similar clover-shaped motif. This piece can be seen as an ancestor of Van Cleef & Arpels''s iconic "Alhambra" jewelry.

French Antique Turquoise, Enamel and Gold Locket Bracelet

Okrant et Davidonniez Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Wide Bracelet

A French Art Deco platinum bracelet with diamonds by Okrant et Davidonniez. The flexible open work bracelet has 512 European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 38.00 carats, 2 larger diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.00 carats, and 2 smaller flanking diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, VS clarity, G/H/I color grade. With original box. The Okrant et Davidonniez workshop was located in Paris at 64 rue Lafayette. They produced jewelry for all the Place Vendôme fine jewelry houses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Mauboussin, and Boucheron. The firm closed in 1939. Exhibited at "Anything Goes: The Jazz Age" at the Nassau County Museum of Art, 24 March 2018 - 8 July 2018. Similar bracelets are pictured in Art Deco Jewelry, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1984, page 84, 154.

Okrant et Davidonniez Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Wide Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Ruby and Gold Ring

A French Art Deco 18 karat gold ring with rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 11 square-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.32 carats. The ring is designed in a triple stepped, polished gold motif. Similar pictured in Art Deco Jewelry, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1985, page 157.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Ruby and Gold  Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Bracelet

A French Art Deco platinum bracelet with emeralds and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The line bracelet has 14 emerald-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 2.10 carats, and 42 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.95 carats in a 3 diamond, 1 emerald pattern. The bracelet has a deeply engraved foliate motif gallery. With fitted box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Diamond, Emerald and Platinum Bracelet

Ostertag Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Double Clip Brooch

A French Art Deco platinum double clip brooch with diamonds by Ostertag. The double clip brooch has 182 round and baguette-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.50 carats, G/H/I color, VS/SI clarity. Original bill of sale from M.S.Arnold Ostertag. The clips are designed in a stylized wing motif. Signed box, ''Paris Arnold Ostertag''. The firm of Ostertag, founded in the 1920''s by Swiss-born, Arnold Ostertag (1883 – c.1940) is said to have created objects that rivaled the creations of the more celebrated houses of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Boucheron. The Ostertag Maison was located in Paris, at number 16 Place Vendôme, near other important jewelry houses of the day. During the 1920s and 1930s, Ostertag was especially known for jewelry and objets d''art based on Asian and Indian designs. One style, known as Tutti Frutti, popular from the early 1920s to the late 1930s, combined influences from Islamic religious architecture and so-called Hindu or Indian styles. Emeralds, carved rubies, and sapphires – often imported from worldwide locations – were interspersed with diamonds. The jewels were crafted into unique pieces using the highest known techniques of the day and arranged into flowers and leaves, studded with berries and fruit. Many of the creations were purchased by an elite clientele that ranged from empresses, kings, and dukes to celebrities. Ostert ... ag was among the renowned Parisian jewelers, led by Cartier and Mauboussin, that were invited to commission masterpieces in collaboration with other respected and well-known jewelry and timepiece houses of the day. Ostertag''s objets d''art and decorative clocks made by the revered clockmaker, George Verger, are jeweled works of art. In 1929 Ostertag exhibited jewelry and objets d''art at the Musée Galliera. Ostertag''s Paris shop continued until late 1939, when he left for America, where he died around 1940. His biographers, Proddow and Healy, write that Ostertag regularly visited America in years between World Wars I and II. They write that he would come to New York in mid-October, spend two months in Los Angeles, then visit Florida, and return to Paris via Cannes at Easter. After two months in Paris, he spent July in Deauville, August in the south of France, and September in Biarritz. At the onset of World War II, Maison Ostertag closed its doors forever. Discussed in Art Deco Jewelry by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1985.

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Ostertag Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Double Clip Brooch

Ruser Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bracelet

An American Mid-20th Century platinum, gold and diamond bracelet by Ruser. The Modernist motif bracelet has 20 unique diamond pave links that are individually hinged and further decorated with gold beading. There are 300 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 16.00 carats. William Ruser was a much sought-after Beverly Hills jeweler to the Hollywood community. His pieces were worn by numerous film stars on- and off-screen, from the 1940''s through the 1960''s. The distinctive Ruser style involved skillfully-sculpted children and pearl-winged angels, often seated on clouds of freshwater pearls and crowned with halos of tiny seed pearls, as well as less whimsical jewelry. He closed the doors to his shop in 1969, whereupon the property was bought by Van Cleef and Arpels, which remains in the same location on Rodeo Drive today.

Ruser Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Coral, Diamond and Gold ''Clematis'' Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Clematis" brooch with diamonds and Mediterranean red coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 8 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .64 carat forming the cluster center, surrounded by a yellow gold stamen, and 5 Mediterranean red coral petals. The flower has a polished gold stem and textured gold leaf. Of a similar motif as the ''Rose de Noel'' Collection. Circa 1960''s. A similar brooch is pictured in "Living Jewels", by Ruth Peltason, Vendome Press, 2010, page 173. Clematis: The Queen of Vines Imported into Europe from Japanese gardens in the 18th century, this ostentatious bloomer derives its name from the Ancient Greek klematis, or climbing vine. Linnaeus, the Enlightenment mega-organizer of botany, was so impressed by the flower''s climbing skills that he removed the Greek name from a previously classified plant and gave it to the star newcomer. In its many enchanting forms and colors, the Clematis appears in late spring and endures all the way to the first frost, while providing a continuous profusion of flowers. A favorite food of butterflies and hummingbirds, the same plant can bloom for decades, ascending garden walls, shading verandas, and winding poetically up trellises and lamp posts.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Coral, Diamond and Gold ''Clematis'' Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Estate White and Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Earrings

A pair of Estate 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with white and yellow diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 96 round-cut white diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats, F/G color, VS clarity and 96 round-cut natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.50 carats. The diamonds range in size from ,07 carat to .15 carat. The earrings have been certified by the Gemological Institute of America, certificate # 2175461170 for the natural fancy vivid yellow diamonds.

Van Cleef & Arpels Estate White and Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

A French 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont. The necklace has 1400 round cut pave set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 47.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. The necklace is composed of 37 graduated curb links.

Van Cleef & Arpels/Georges Lenfont Diamond and Gold Curb Link Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century platinum and 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 104 circular-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.00 carats, E/F color, VS clarity. The earrings are designed as dimensional domed clusters. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels gray silk pouch.

Van Cleef & Arpels Late-20th Century Diamond, Platinum and Gold Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bombé Ring

A Mid-20th century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The scalloped bombé ring has 7 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.25 carats, G/H color, VS clarity.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Bombé Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century ''Two Feathers'' Diamond, Gold and Platinum Brooch

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ''Two Feathers'' brooch has 41 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.35 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. This brooch was first introduced in 1954 and has become an iconic piece for Van Cleef & Arpels. Similar pictured in Set in Style The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sarah D. Coffin, with contributions by Suzy Menkes (and) Ruth Peltason, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2011, page 221 (Similar). The pictured ''Two Feathers'' brooch is made in platinum, Mystery-set sapphires and diamonds,

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century ''Two Feathers'' Diamond, Gold and Platinum Brooch

George Verger French Retro Diamond, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Platinum and Gold Bracelet Cuff

An important French Retro, 18-karat rose gold bangle bracelet with diamonds, rubies, and rose quartz, by Verger Frères. The hinged bangle bracelet is designed with terminals of rose quartz sphere clusters, each set with circular-cut rubies, approximate total weight 1.65 carats, flanked by old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.30 carats, further highlighted by calibré-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 1 carat. The Verger workshop was a successful, behind-the-scenes force creating jewels for Boucheron, Cartier, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Unlike those of many manufacturing jewelers, who merely produced work to order, Verger''s own original designs were particularly valued and sought after by these great Parisian Maison. Verger are known for their magnificent clocks featuring strongly defined shapes, stylized lines and global inspiration. For the Haute Joaillerie he created elaborate fancies of form and color contrast, as we see here in this important rose gold bracelet.

George Verger French Retro Diamond, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Platinum and Gold Bracelet Cuff

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century earrings with diamonds and rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 54 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, F/G color, VS clarity, and 54 round cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond, Ruby and Platinum Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Cufflinks

A pair of French Art Deco platinum cuff links with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The cuff links have 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .70 carat. The double sided cuff links are designed in a graphic Art Deco motif with the baguette diamond details.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Cufflinks

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond, Emerald and Gold Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ring with diamonds and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 15 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.40 carats, F/G color, VS clarity, and 38 round, calibre- and emerald-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond, Emerald and Gold Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Pink Coral ''Philippine'' Ring

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Philippine" ring with diamonds and pink coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is bombé shaped and has 18 diamonds with an approximate total weight of .48 carat set between two pink coral shoulders. "The Philippine ring was created in 1968 and is made of a slender reed turned back on itself, encrusted with brilliants at the center and various hard stones in the shank." Pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli International, 1987, page 144.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Pink Coral ''Philippine'' Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilia'' Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum "Camélia" earrings with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The camellia flower earrings set with 36 sapphires, approximate total weight of 3.60 carats, and 86 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.90 carats, F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Made in France, sold at Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. These striking flower earrings with highly three dimensional shaping are a modern interpretation of the iconic Asian flower which had so captured the European imagination in the 20th century, According to Évelyne Possémé, head curator at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, "At the same time as the Indian influence, a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips, leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds," Earclips of the same design as these, with rubies and diamonds, are pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels: L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Évelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187. The French love affair with the camellia was sparked around 1800, when Empress Josephine Bonaparte began cultivating them in her palace garden at Malmaison. The conspicuous, opulent flower was quickly adopted by French fashionistas as a corsage ornament signifying love. More than the Empress herself, however, the passionate aficionado of the camellia was the romanti ... c and mysterious Parisian courtesan Marie Du Plessis. While still in her late teens, Du Plessis was widely regarded a woman of beauty, intelligence, and wit. Self educated in literature and philosophy, discreet and private by nature, "La Dame aux Camélias" inspired Alexandre Dumas fils, Franz Liszt, and sundry aristocrats to throw themselves at her feet, and she gathered one of the great intellectual salons of the day at her home in Paris. When she died at just 23 years old, her history was immediately altered by Dumas to fit the old narrative of the fallen woman who redeems herself through self-sacrificing love for a younger man. A recent biographer, delving into the facts of Du Plessis'' brief, exceptional life, demolished most of Dumas'' fictions, but apparently her obsession with the extravagant flower was all too real: an intriguing file of Du Plessis'' rediscovered papers includes "numerous eye-popping bills" from the luxury Parisian florist who satisfied her boundless passion for red and white camellias.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilia'' Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Sapphire and Gold Cuff Links

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links with sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The cuff links have 4 cabochon sapphires with an approximate total weight of .40 carat. The box-mounted sapphires are surrounded by heavy twisted gold rope circles. Double sided.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Sapphire and Gold Cuff Links

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

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.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Gold Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat polished gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings are designed in a scalloped bombé wing motif.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Gold Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby Sapphire and Gold "Hawaii" Brooch

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat and platinum gold ''Hawaii'' brooch with diamonds, rubies and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 15 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.35 carats, 10 round rubies with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, and 36 round sapphires with an approximate total weight of 4.00 carats. This stylized spray of blossoms and leaves is part of Van Cleef''s celebrated "Hawaii" series, designed as "naive, loose bunches of flowers" meant to capture the post-war spirit of liberation and rejuvenation. With Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity stating: "According to a visual appraisal and to the Van Cleef & Arpels Archives, the item illustrated and described below bearing the engraved numbers NY22818.2...the item illustrated and described has been identified as a Van Cleef & Arpels creation." "A ''Hawaii'' clip set with round diamonds, sapphires and rubies. Mounted in platinum, yellow gold and white gold. 1954."

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Ruby Sapphire and Gold 'Hawaii' Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''''Bagatelle" Bracelet

The Van Cleef & Arpels "Bagatelle" Bracelet: This French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Bagatelle" bracelet with diamonds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels was designed as a bed of gold beads scattered with sapphire and diamond blossoms, set with 58 round-cut diamonds, with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 61 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats. Price: $65,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400 Dating from the late 1940s/early 1950s, this chic bracelet represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor. Sometimes worn two to a wrist, these bold bracelets defined the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. Its domed form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored sapphire and diamond blossoms, presenting a complex visual and tactile texture, and combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The master jeweler workshop that realized VCA''s design was Pery et Fils, who famously collaborated with the house on the Duchess of Windsor''s "Zip" necklace and the "Passe Partout" convertible jewels. This bracelet''s superb construction, with its exquisitely articulated, myriad micro-springs and hinges, is a creation of a lost jeweler''s art and is supremely flexible, soft and comfortable to wear. A similar bracelet is pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by S ... ylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1986, page 236. VC&A devised a number of delightful variations using these design elements, sometimes variously named between the house and the trade. On page 131, Raulet explains that when the massed gold beads, referred to as the "Lawn" or in the market as "Couscous", was paired with "Hawaii" flowers, the overall design was called "Bagatelle".

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Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''''Bagatelle' Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Twisted Gold Ring/Band

A French Late-20th Century 18 karat white and gold ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The polished yellow and white gold ring is designed in a multi-strand twisted motif.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Twisted Gold Ring/Band

French Gold and Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 27 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.30 carats with a VS clarity and G-H color grade.

French Gold and Platinum Ring with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels

A French 18 karat gold ring with ruby and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring centers on a square-cut ruby with an approximate weight of 1.40 carats. It also has 16 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .64 carats.

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

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.

Gold, Ruby and Diamond Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and Blue Enamel Ring

A French 18 karat gold ring with diamonds and blue enamel by Van Cleef & Arpels. The is ring has 13 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .65 carats.

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and Blue Enamel Ring

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Ring

A ring with diamonds set in platinum by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has a 22 baguette diamonds and 143 round brilliant diamonds, all of which have an approximate total weight of 10.60 carats. The bombé ring has three traditional raised boules striated with bands of baguette-cut stones.

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and Diamond Drop Earrings

A pair of Estate coral, diamond and 18 karat gold earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The articulated earrings have 4 oval cabochon coral centers that are framed with 90 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 7.50 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The suspended bottoms of the earrings are detachable. With Van Cleef & Arpels box.

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and Diamond Drop Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Platinum and Gold "Angel Hair" Necklace

A French Mid-20 Century 18 karat gold and platinum "Angel Hair" necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 26 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.10 carats. The "Angel Hair" necklace is designed as a highly flexible tapered band of gold fringe enhanced by a circular-cut diamond cross-over front detail. Pictured in Jewelry of the 1940''s and 1950''s, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, 1988, page 172.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Platinum and Gold 'Angel Hair' Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Ebony Wood and Gold Cuff

A French Late-20th Century ebony cuff with 18 karat gold accents by Van Cleef & Arpels. The tapering exotic wood cuff with dark graining inlaid with nine 18kt gold triangle motifs. Circa 1993. Note: Having innovated with fresh and unusual materials since the 1920s, Van Cleef began incorporating wood again into its designs both in the 1960s and the 1990s, in response to enthusiasm for natural materials. Sleek, modernist forms, as these earrings, were designed, as well as whimsical items such as jeweled mushroom pins on wooden stalks. Similar to the collection pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 222.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Ebony Wood and Gold Cuff

White and Yellow Gold Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels

An 18 karat white and yellow gold ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The center of the ring is white gold with a twisted rope pattern.

White and Yellow Gold Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Gold Twist Bangle Bracelet

A French 18 karat gold bangle bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels. The polished yellow and white gold bangle bracelet is designed in a multi-strand twisted motif.

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Late-20th Century Gold Twist Bangle Bracelet

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pearl and Gold ''Star'' Necklace

A Late-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds and pearls by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 231 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.00 carats, G-H color, VS clarity, and 21 cultured pearls ranging in size from 7.85 mm to 7.50 mm. The cultured pearls alternate with 21 diamond-set five pointed stars.

Van Cleef & Arpels  Diamond Pearl and Gold ''Star'' Necklace

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Modernist Brooch

A French 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 23 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.30 carats, G/H color, VS clarity. The brooch is designed in a modernist motif of ''krinkled'' hammered gold, with one section of the brooch platinum and diamond-set.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Modernist  Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilla'' Brooch

A Mid-20th Century platinum brooch with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The "Camellia" brooch has 113 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 40 round & oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 22.00 carats. The sapphires are most likely of Burma origin. "At the same time as the Indian influence a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips (and brooches), leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds." Evelyne Possémé in the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition catalogues. Pictured with rubies and diamonds as earrings in Van Cleef & Arpels L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond Sapphire and Platinum ''Camilla'' Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''Camellia'' Earrings

A pair of Mid-20th Century platinum "Camellia" earrings with diamonds and blue sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 150 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats, G/H color, VS clarity, and 48 round and oval-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 7.70 carats. "At the same time as the Indian influence a rather more classical vein was still found in earrings such as the Camellia clips, leaves composed of bead and prong-set rubies (and sapphires) and diamonds." Evelyne Possémé in the Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition catalogues. Pictured with rubies and diamonds in "Van Cleef & Arpels L''Art De La Haute Joaillerie", by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, page 187.

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Sapphire ''Camellia'' Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Ruby Earrings

A pair of ruby and diamond cluster earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels. Set in platinum, the earrings feature clusters of 80 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 12.00 carats that have a G/H color and VS clarity. They are interspersed with 16 beautifully matched round rubies that have the approximate total weight of 1.28 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Ruby Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond & Ruby Flower Cluster Ring

An American platinum ring with diamonds and rubies by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 40 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats,with 8 round rubies, with the approximate total weight of .80 carat, as an accent of color. The delicate clusters are reminiscent of sparkling blooms with ruby red centers.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond & Ruby Flower Cluster Ring

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Bracelet

An 18 karat gold bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, the bombé form composed of domed ribbed links forming a braided pattern, completed by an integral clasp.

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Bracelet

Van Cleef and Arpels Elephant Brooch

A French 18 karat gold elephant brooch with coral and enamel by Van Cleef and Arpels. A novelty brooch of an elephant with oval-cut emerald eyes that have the approximate total weight of .24 carat, carved white coral tusks and black enamel feet, in textured 18 karat yellow gold.

Van Cleef and Arpels Elephant Brooch

Van Cleef & Arpels Bagatelle Ring

A Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond "Bagatelle" ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. The bombé form features a ruby, sapphire and diamond "Hawaii" floral motif: 6 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of .66 carat, 13 round-cut rubies of approximately 1.40 carats, and 9 round-cut diamonds of approximately 1.15 carats. Dating from the 1950s, this chic ring represents the spirit of post-war rejuvenation and easy glamour. Sometimes worn two to a hand, these bold, domed rings expressed the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The bombé form, topped with playful beads, is scattered with richly colored, gemmy flowers, combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The ring''s volume is perfectly distributed and sits balanced on the hand. Representing the spirit of joyful post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor, this stylish suite, dating from the 1950s, comprises domed earclips and a bombé-form ring. The jewels belong to a chic and original VCA collection of bold, colorful designs which exemplified the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The domed, voluminous forms, scattered with gemmy blossoms, have an organic appeal characterized by the pleasing asymmetry of nature. The little jeweled flowers, interspersed with playful gold buds, lent the design its name, "Hawaii ... ". A reference to the islands'' climate of eternal spring, the motif derives from the plumeria flower. Like these sensational jewels, plumeria forms dense clusters of vivid blooms composed of perfectly formed petals, while, sprinkled among them, tight buds promise to unfold.

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Van Cleef & Arpels Bagatelle Ring

Sweeping Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels

A French 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The sweeping brooch features 56 stunning F/G color and VVS/VS clarity diamonds graduating from .02 carat to .60 carat, with an approximate total weight of 7.75 carats. The piece also features 30 fantastically matched rubies approximate total weight of 3.10 carats, 24 clean emeralds approximate total weight 2.25 carats, and 9 blue sapphires, with the approximate total weight .85 carat. All framed by delicate twisted gold work.

Sweeping Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Chevalerie Gold Earrings

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.

Van Cleef & Arpels Chevalerie Gold Earrings

Gold Clip Brooch with Calibre-Cut Sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels

A convertible French 18 karat gold clip brooch with calibre-cut sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch, convertible into a set of three, is highlighted by channel-set lines of 22 calibre-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 2.90 carats. In this set of three-in-one convertible clips, Van Cleef & Arpels captures the spirit of the 1940s - curvaceous, streamlined, and intriguingly asymmetrical. The dynamic clips with their reverse curves, bound by lines of angular sapphires, are a jewelry echo of the avant garde sculpture of the period. A similar set of brooches, known as the "Joined Wave", is pictured in Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, p. 62, and was shown at the eponymous exhibition at the Smithsonian''s Cooper Hewitt in New York, in 2011.

Gold Clip Brooch with Calibre-Cut Sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels

Three Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels

A set of three French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelets with round-cut sapphires, rubies and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelets are set with 13 round-cut blue sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.50 carats, 14 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 2.10 carats, and 14 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.25 carats. The bracelets are able to connect together to be worn as a necklace. This trio of chunky, gem-set rope twist bracelets represents a classic form of the 1960s by Van Cleef & Arpels, the renowned Parisian-American jewelers who have been in the forefront of glamour and imaginative design since their founding in the early 20th century. A sleek, beautifully-modeled set, highlighted by bold sparkles of color, these three bracelets nestle comfortably together on the wrist for a look of casual glamour.

Three Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels

Gold Pendant Necklace with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A French 18 karat gold pendant necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. The necklace is composed of triple bar links joined by multiple strands of oval trace link chains, highlighted by arched bars set with 35 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.40 carats. suspending a detachable pendant of conforming design. The necklace has a detachable segment allowing it to be converted from 19" to 16". This necklace is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels. With its contemporary sensibility and soft flexibility, this necklace is unmistakably French modern. The dynamic geometric motifs are creatively extended and completed by the draping, flexible swags of trace link chains, while the smooth, polished gold is counterbalanced by the contrasting lines of brilliants.

Gold Pendant Necklace with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold ear clips by Van Cleef and Arpels with diamonds, rubies and sapphires. The 12 round-cut diamonds have the approximate total weight of 1.68 carats and the approximate total weight of the 24 round sapphires and rubies is 2.00 carats. Dating from the 1950s, these stylish earclips represent the spirit of joyful post-war rejuvenation and easy glamour. They belong to a chic and original VCA collection of bold, colorful jewelry, informally named "couscous", which exemplified the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The domed, voluminous forms, topped with playful beads, center richly colored, gemmy blossoms, combining organic appeal with a sculptural quality. The ear clips are precisely modeled to hug the ear close to the face. Representing the spirit of joyful post-war rejuvenation and easy glamor, this stylish suite, dating from the 1950s, comprises domed earclips and a bombé-form ring. The jewels belong to a chic and original VCA collection of bold, colorful designs which exemplified the relaxed elegance of cocktail hour and women''s renewed social freedom. The domed, voluminous forms, scattered with gemmy blossoms, have an organic appeal characterized by the pleasing asymmetry of nature. The little jeweled flowers, interspersed with playful gold buds, lent the design its name, "Hawaii". A ref ... erence to the islands'' climate of eternal spring, the motif derives from the plumeria flower. Like these sensational jewels, plumeria forms dense clusters of vivid blooms composed of perfectly formed petals, while, sprinkled among them, tight buds promise to unfold.

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Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

White and Yellow Gold Earrings with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat white and yellow gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The two earrings together have 76 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.20 carats that form a spiral. They have a G/H color and VS clarity grade. These earrings are part of the "Angel Hair" collection.

White and Yellow Gold Earrings with Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Hoop Earrings

A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold and diamond hoop earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. Each horizontally ribbed and ridged hoop highlighted by a cluster of four brilliant-cut diamonds accents, approximate total diamond weight .80 carat, with a G/H color and VS clarity grade. 1-1/2'''' diameter

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Hoop Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels French Retro Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Bouquet Earrings

A pair of French Retro 18 karat gold bouquet earrings with diamonds and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. Each designed as a cluster of sapphire blossoms centering diamond pistils amidst leaves and foliage, set with 10 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat and 50 round brilliant-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 6.00 carats.

Van Cleef & Arpels French Retro Gold, Diamond and Sapphire Bouquet Earrings

Gold Cufflinks, by Van Cleef & Arpels New York

A pair of American Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold cuff links by Van Cleef & Arpels NY. The cufflinks are designed as ridged double cylinder forms with hinged terminals. These classic cylindrical cufflinks are ridged to create a subtly gleaming surface and streamlined aesthetic. Each terminal link is hinged for ease of placement in the cuff. The links are sold with their original velvet presentation box. The Parisian Van Cleef and Arpels families'' establishment in New York has been a mainstay for great jewelry since the 1930''s, and a source of innovative jewelry design with a distinctive French-American spirit.

Gold Cufflinks, by Van Cleef & Arpels New York

Platinum and Gold "Camellia" Earrings with Rubies and Diamonds, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A pair of French Late-20th Century platinum and 18 karat gold "Camellia" earrings with rubies and diamonds, by Van Cleef & Arpels, France. The earrings are designed as sculpted flower blossoms, set with 18 oval-cut rubies, approximate total weight 7.00 carats, and 56 round brilliant-cut diamonds, approximate total weight 4.00 carats. These vivid red ruby earrings are an updated version of the eternally popular "Camellia" designs, which first appeared in the 1960s in response to opulent Indian jewels and exotic flowers of Asian origin that supplied inspiration for Van Cleef''s best work of the period.

Platinum and Gold 'Camellia' Earrings with Rubies and Diamonds, by Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Hoop Earrings

A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The hoop earrings have 48 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.28 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. These diamond pave tapering ribbed earrings are topped with diamonds. Jewels with a Twist : Nothing expresses Mediterranean summer quite as well as these beautifully-modelled gleaming gold hoops by Van Cleef & Arpels, so reminiscent of a zesty lemon twist with a touch of diamond effervescence. Lemon twists inspire dreams of summer travel postponed, of Amalfi, where ancient dry-stone terraces planted with 400 year old lemon trees occupy the vertiginous slopes, bordered on high by the heart-stopping village-to-village walk known as "Pathway of the Gods". Amalfi spritzes, unlike the Northern variety, are made with local lemon liqueur, the driest prosecco, and a dash of sparkling water, proportioned to taste, to be savored during the evening "passeggiata", the altogether superior Mediterranean answer to cocktail hour. Alla vostra!

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-20th Century Diamond and Gold Hoop Earrings