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    Diamond, Gold Compact, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The 18k yellow gold hinged compact, designed with a cross-hatched pattern, opens to reveal a mirror and powder compartment; full and single-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.20 carat accent the thumbpiece. Marked Van Cleef & Arpels, Reference number 37374-1. Gross weight 101.70 grams.
    Dimensions: 3-1/4 inches x 3 inches


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full, Single
    Diamond Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: slight loss to mirror silvering
    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, 2008
    20th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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