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    Sapphire, Gold Lapel Watch Pin, Van Cleef & Arpels, French
    The manual wind watch features round-cut sapphires weighing a total of approximately 1.95 carats, set 18k gold, marked for Van Cleef & Arpels, having French hallmarks. Gross weight 13.30 grams.
    Dimensions: 2-1/4 inches x 11/16 inch




    Condition Report*: Colored Gems:
    Type(s): Sapphire
    Shape(s): Round
    Count: 76 - 100
    Avg Quality: Good

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Good
    Condition Notes: The back of the pin is marked 47817, having French hallmarks on several elements. Image depicts the full Pin on the right and bottom portion on the left featuring the timepiece.
    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, 2020
    28th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 23
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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