Description

    Diamond, White Gold Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The Alhambra earrings feature full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.90 carat, set in 18k white gold, marked VCA, with French marks. Gross weight 8.30 grams.
    Diameter: 9/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears


    Estimate: $11,000 - $13,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: D-E-F
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A stylish pair of earrings. Earrings are completed by posts with omega backs. Marked VCA CL 4583, with French 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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

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    *Reserve Not Met. A reserve has been posted on this lot, but no bids have met the reserve. The next bid will meet the reserve.

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    25th Monday 11:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    25th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    4 Days 22h 29m 2s
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: 26
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55393) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Monday, September 25, 2017 (10:00 AM Pacific Time).
    (Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session.)

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    Additional Location Info:
    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Reserve Amount:
    $9,000
    Bid Protection
    w/ Buyer's Premium (BP) : $11,250.00 Minimum Next Bid: $9,000 ($11,250.00 w/ BP)