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    Retro Diamond, Gold Clip-Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The Ludo Hexagone clip-brooch features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.70 carat, set in 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y., 1843, having a French hallmark. Gross weight 26.10 grams.
    Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 1 inch


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): full-cut
    Count: 26 - 50

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A lovely honeycomb-motif adds interest to this chic buckle design. Marked 1843 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS N.Y., with a French hallmark for 18k gold. Light scratches.
    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 Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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