Description

    Mother-of-Pearl, Black Onyx, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The Magic Alhambra necklace features mother-of-pearl stations ranging in size from 12.75 mm to 24.00 mm, alternating with black onyx stations ranging in size from 12.75 mm to 17.95 mm, set in 18k gold, marked VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels. Gross weight 66.80 grams.
    Length: 48 inches

    Property of a Texas Lady


    Condition Report*:

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

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A timeless and chic necklace. Marked: VCA VCA 750 BL 187905. Retail $23,700. Accompanied by a signed case.

    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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