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    Carnelian, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The Alhambra necklace features ten carnelian stations, set in 18k gold, marked VCA for Van Cleef and Arpels, BL 148952. Gross weight 20.90 grams.
    Dimensions: 16 inches x 9/16 inch


    Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000.

    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Carnelian
    Shape(s): Carved
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A classic design in the perfect fall hue. Marked VCA 750 BL 148952. Accompanied by signed inner and outer necklace 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. 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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    (Lots 55001-55408) - 12:00 PM Central Time, Monday, October 1, 2018 (10:00 AM Pacific Time).
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    Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
    9478 West Olympic Blvd., 1st Floor
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Current Bid:
    $4,000
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