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    Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Chrysoprase, Gold Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The brooch, designed as a cat, features an oval-shaped chrysoberyl cabochon belly, a round-shaped ruby nose, an emerald cabochon eye and full-cut diamond accented brow, set in textured 18k gold, a having rhodium finish. A clip mechanism completes the reverse. Total diamond weight is approximately 0.10 carat. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Made in France. French hallmarks. Gross weight 16.95 grams.
    Dimensions: 2 inches x 1 inch


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Gem Type: Emerald, Ruby, Chrysoprase
    Gem Average Clarity: Good
    Gem Shape: Round-shaped, Oval-shaped
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: This whimsical kitty is a classic design by VCA.
    Van Cleef & Arpels: Parisian jeweler Alfred Van Cleef opened his salon in partnership with his brothers-in-law, Julien and Charles Arpels, in 1906. The company quickly earned a reputation for using only the highest quality colored gemstones. Their timeless designs employed elegant curves and clean fluid lines; capturing the essence of beauty in motion. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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