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    Chrysoprase, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Jewelry Suite, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The suite includes a convertible necklace which comes apart forming two bracelets and a pair of earrings; all featuring carved chrysoprase links measuring 26.00 x 22.00 x 5.19 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 8.25 carats, set in platinum and 18k gold, marked VCA. Gross weight 149.70 grams.
    Necklace Dimensions: 16 inches x 7/8 inch
    Bracelet Dimensions: 7-3/4 x 7/8 inch and 8-1/4 inches x 7/8 inch
    Earring Dimensions: 2-9/16 inches x 7/8 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears, and are easily converted

    Property of a Beverly Hills Lady

    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: Chrysoprase
    Gem Average Clarity: Fine
    Gem Shape: Carved
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: This suite was originally all one necklace and has been converted into two bracelets with an accompanying pair of earrings. The sum of all parts cannot be combined into one large necklace as it is currently configured. Earrings marked: "VCA 750 26930", French eagle and dog's head stamps indicating 18k and platinum respectively. Necklace marked: "VCA 750 22907"; eagle heads and one dog's head. The chrysoprase drops can be removed from the earrings.
    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
    May, 2015
    4th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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