DescriptionVan Cleef & Arpels Mother-of-Pearl, Gold Earrings
From the Magic Alhambra Collection, in 18k gold with mother-of-pearl stations.
Dimensions: 2 inches x 3/4 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for pierced ears, and are easily converted
Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Gem Type: Mother-of-Pearl
Gem Shape: Slice
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Excellent
Notes: The iridescent mother-of-pearl adds a touch of shimmer. Top clover measures 9/16 inch. Comes with signed inner and outer boxes with mirrored compartment. Marked "VCA 750, BL190237". French hallmarks. Completed by posts and clip backs. Gross weight 13.71 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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