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    Description

    Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Black Onyx, Gold Earrings, circa 1960
    Stones: Carved black onyx bi; full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.30 carat
    Metal: 18k gold
    Marked: Van Cleef & Arpels NY. 432114
    Gross Weight: 17.31 grams
    Diameter: 13/16 inch
    *Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears and are easily converted


    Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000.

    Condition Report*: Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Black Onyx
    Shape(s): Bi
    Count: 1 - 25
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: The earrings are completed by clips backs.
    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.

    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Proxy Bidding Ends
    September
    27th Monday 9:50 am CT
    Auction Dates
    September
    27th Monday
    Proxy Bidding Time Remaining
    6 Days 23h 35m 2s
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    This lot is in: 1 - Signature® Floor Session (Live Floor, Live Phone, Mail, Fax, Internet, and Heritage Live):
    (Lots 55001-55445) - 10:00 AM Central Time, Monday, September 27, 2021.
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    Dallas, TX 75261



    Current Bid:
    $4,000
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