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    Gold Jewelry Suite, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1998
    The 18k yellow gold suite includes: an openwork clip-brooch, designed as a camellia, having a high polish finish, completed by a double pinstem and catch mechanism on the reverse; together with a matching pair of earrings, completed by a clip back on the reverse. The brooch is marked VCA 1998, Reference number CU 5; each earring is marked VCA 1998, Reference number CU1448. The suite is accompanied by its original signed box. Gross weight 44.10 grams.
    Brooch Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-7/16 inches
    Earring Dimensions: 15/16 inch x 15/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears


    Condition Report*: Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: The suite has very nice weight, and beautiful flowing 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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