Description

    Mother-of-Pearl, Agate, White Gold Earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The Magic Alhambra earrings feature mother-of-pearl and agate stations, set in 18k white gold, marked VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, French hallmarks. Gross weight 16.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-5/8 inches x 13/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears

    Property of a Texas Lady


    Condition Report*:

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Mother-of-Pearl, Aget
    Shape(s): Clover-shaped
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Fine

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A chic and iconic motif. Marked BL228630. Completed by posts and omega backs. Accompanied by a signed pouch.

    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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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    5th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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