Description

    Diamond, Gold Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels
    Each earring features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, set in 18k yellow gold, completed by a clip back on the reverse. Total diamond weight is approximately 1.30 carats. The earrings are accompanied by their original signed box. Marked NY 50947, for Van Cleef Arpels. Gross weight 19.80 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/16 inches x 11/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: D-E-F
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Each earring is marked NY 50947. The earrings are accompanied by a Van Cleef & Arpels box. Although unsigned, the earrings have been authenticated by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York boutique.


    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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    May, 2010
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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