Description

    Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Mother-of-Pearl, White Gold Watch
    From the Lady Arpels Papillon Collection, in 18k white gold with mother-of-pearl and approximately 1.40 carats total weight of diamonds.
    Length: 5-1/2 inches


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels
    Diamond Average Color: G-H-I
    Diamond Average Clarity: VS
    Diamond Shapes: Full and Single-cut
    Diamond Count: 51 - 75
    Gem Type: Mother-of-Pearl
    Gem Shape: Carved
    Gem Count: 1 - 25
    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Notes: Diamonds accent the lugs and crown. 25 mm case. Quartz movement. Marked HH23010, 3366127. Comes with signed inner and outer boxes with mirrored compartment, and four extra links. Scratching on the band commensurate with wear, could be polished. Watch is currently in working order. Gross weight 102.40 grams.


    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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    September, 2014
    22nd Monday
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