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    Retro Diamond, Gold Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels
    The Helene necklace features European and full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.85 carat, set in 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y., 21038. Gross weight 74.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 17 inches x 7/16 inch (adjustable)


    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: D-E-F
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A chic snake chain! Marked Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y., 21038. The necklace allows for adjustments and can be worn at 15 inches. Some diamonds have chips and one diamond falls in the SI clarity range. Circa 1940.
    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
    April, 2019
    29th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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