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    Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Gold Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The convertible clip-brooch, designed as a flower, features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 7.00 carats, set in 18k yellow gold; accented by petals turning to reveal lapis lazuli tablets, completed by a double pinstem and tube catch mechanism on the reverse. Marked Van Cleef & Arpels, Reference number NY58982. Made in France. Gross weight 40.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-3/16 inches x 2-3/16 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 100+
    Gem Type: Lapis Lazuli
    Gem Shape: Fancy-cut Tablets
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The central diamond stamen portion is attached on the reverse via screw. This not only holds the diamond set petals in place, but by adjusting the screw, can reveal lapis petals. This gives the brooch versatility as it can be worn either "dressed up or down".
    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, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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