DescriptionVan Cleef & Arpels Multi-Stone, Gold Cuff Links
18k gold with interchangeable carnelian, turquoise and mother-of-pearl batons.
Dimensions: 7/8 inch x 3/4 inch
Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Gem Type: Carnelian, Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl
Gem Shape: Baton
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: The versatility of this set allows for any occasion. Batons are easily interchanged by twisting the piece and extracting, and inserting the new baton at the tapered edge. Marked VCA 750, BL118900, BL135923. Comes with two signed inner and outer boxes with mirrored compartments. Gross weight 22.12 grams.
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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