DescriptionDiamond, Gold Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, France
The earrings feature full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.10 carats, set in 18k gold, completed by omega clips, marked Van Cleef & Arpels, French hallmarks. Gross weight 17.18 grams.
Dimensions: 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears, and are easily converted
Property of a Prominent California Collector
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.
Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
Diamond Average Clarity: VS
Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
Diamond Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: A very chic design. Stamped with serial number B3593, French marks and British import marks.
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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