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    Diamond, Sapphire, Enamel, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The brooch features round-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.33 carat, set in 18k white gold, enhanced by round-shaped sapphires weighing a total of approximately 0.24 carat, accented by black enamel applied on 18k gold, completed by a clip mechanism on the reverse. Marked VCA NY, reference # IV 702 14. Gross weight 19.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 7/8 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: D-E-F
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Gem Type: Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Fair
    Gem Shape: Round, Cabochon
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Good
    Notes: Very cute with exagerated head size. Slight wear to enamel.
    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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    December, 2010
    13th-14th Monday-Tuesday
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