A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with pearls and diamonds by Cartier. The earrings each center on an 8 mm Japanese cultured pearl, surrounded by a total of 74 round brilliant-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.5 carats.
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 French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold earrings with white diamonds and fancy colored diamonds by René Boivin. The textured gold earrings are a wide open tear drop studded with variously-colored fancy diamonds. A large decorative ''X'' of gold and white diamonds encircles the bottom of the earring, making them fully dimensional. The earrings have 118 round brilliant-cut white and fancy color diamonds with an approximate total weight of 9.40 carats.
A pair of French Late-20th Century 18 karat gold and diamond hoop earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels. Four brilliant-cut diamonds accent each fluted ear clip. They have the approximate total weight of .80 carat, with a G/H color and VS clarity grade.1-1/2'''' diameter
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.
A pair of French Mid-20th Century platinum earrings with diamonds. The earrings have 82 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.20 carats, and 48 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.00 carats, H/I color, VS clarity. The design of the earrings represents the post war 1950''s ''return to glamour'' style of pendant earrings, reminiscent of rainfalls and cascades with articulated tassels. Similar pictured and discussed in Earrings From Antiquity to the Present, by Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi, Thames & Hudson, 1999, pages 172-175.
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.
A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Coffee Bean" earrings by Cartier. Each highly three dimensional earring is composed of ribbed coffee bean motifs arranged in a stylized floral form. With a signed Cartier Box. Cartier first presented this design in the 1930s as an homage to Paris'' fabulous café culture, beloved of its famous artists, writers and philosophers. Coffee bean brooches, necklaces watches and earclips were popular on both sides of the Atlantic well into the 1950s.
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