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    Multi-Stone Diamond, Freshwater Cultured Pearl, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The rooster brooch features a baroque freshwater cultured pearl measuring 15.30 x 8.70 mm, enhanced by single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.15 carat, accented by round-cut rubies and emeralds, set in 18k white and yellow gold, marked VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels. Gross weight 11.20 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-1/16 inches x 1-5/8 inches


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Single-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Ruby, Emerald
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Pearls:

    Pearl: 1
    Type: Freshwater
    Shape: Baroque
    Color: Silver
    Overtone: Aubergine
    Luster: Fine
    Surface: Blemished
    Count: 1
    Size: 15.30 x 8.70 mm


    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The brooch is marked V.C.A. ITALY 18K 1V387-5, accompanied by a signed inner and outer box.
    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. In 1930, the firm patented the first minaudiere, a purse-like compartmentalized vanity case. In 1933, Van Cleef and Arpels introduced "invisible setting", or “mystery setting”. This innovative technique took the market by storm. The firm continues under the umbrella of the Richmont Group.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    April
    3rd Friday
    Auction Dates
    May
    4th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    38 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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