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    Pink Sapphire, Diamond, Pink Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The brooch features round-shaped pink sapphires weighing a total of approximately 2.85 carats, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.15 carat, set in 18k pink gold, completed by a double pinstem and catch on the reverse, marked Van Cleef & Arpels. Gross weight 16.60 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/2 inches x 1 inch


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: D-E-F
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Gem Type: Pink Sapphire
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Round-shaped
    Gem Count: 76 - 100
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: Beautiful ribbon brooch, marked Van Cleef & Arpels NYIX 552.12.
    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. Their success was immediate. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a fancy purse-like compartmentalized lady’s vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. It created the illusion of floating gems, each being fastened by wires from the underside of the piece. It was popular throughout the 1930s and 1940s before reappearing in the 1990s. The company is continues to be family run, managing locations across the globe.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    2nd Monday
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