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    Diamond, Enamel, Gold Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The clip-brooch from the Hawaii Collection is designed as an exotic flower, featuring round brilliant and full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 4.50 carats, enhanced by blue enamel applied on 18k yellow gold, completed by a double pinstem and catch mechanism on the reverse. Marked Van Cleef & Arpels, Reference number 17450. French hallmarks. Gross weight 30.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-5/16 inches x 2 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 26 - 50
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Enameling is chipped on corner of one petal.
    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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    May, 2010
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