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    Diamond, Gold Convertible Enhancer-Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The convertible set features two components: one necklace featuring oval-shaped links, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.40 carats, set in textured 18k yellow gold with rhodium finished accents; having a matching detachable enhancer, further enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.05 carats, set in textured 18k yellow gold with rhodium finished accents, completed by a hinged bail. Total diamond weight is approximately 3.45 carats. Marked VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels. Gross weight 291.70 grams.
    Necklace Dimensions: 25 inches x 1 inch
    Enhancer Dimensions: 4-1/8 inches x 3-1/8 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleeef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full-cut
    Diamond Count: 100+
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Normal signs of wear. Both the enhancer and the necklace are marked. Slight discoloration to gold in a few areas. Versatile piece - The necklace can be worn by itself, or with the detachable enhancer, each having a different look.
    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 Dates
    May, 2010
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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