DescriptionMulti-Stone, Gold Pendant-Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
The pendant features an oval-shaped black onyx cabochon measuring 8.00 x 6.00 mm, enhanced by an emerald cabochon, accented by a ruby cabochon, set in 18k gold, suspended by an 18k gold chain, pendant marked Van Cleef & Arpels 82758. Gross weight 9.44 grams.
Pendant Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 5/8 inch
Chain Length: 15 inches
Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
Gem Type: Black Onyx, Emerald, Ruby
Gem Shape: Oval-shaped Cabochon, Cabochon
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Very Good
Notes: A playful winking cat, a classic design.
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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