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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 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 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 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 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 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. The earrings are composed in a twisted scallop motif topped with diamonds.

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

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 & 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 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

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 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

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

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