An Important Diamond and South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace

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    • 1966

    • South Sea cultured pearls, measuring approximately 10.70mm to 19.10mm
      Round brilliant-cut diamonds, total approximately 65.00 carats

    • Signed, numbered
      18 karat yellow gold, approximately 19.00 inches, detachable pendant

  • Maker Bio

    Van Cleef & Arpels

    French

    When Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels fell in love, their marriage paved the way for iconic jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels to become a symbol of unification. With their background in precious stone dealing, the Arpels found their perfect match in the Van Cleefs, a family of expert stonecutters. In 1906, Estelle's brother Charles established the company name with Alfred's help and opened shop in the Place Vendôme in Paris. To this day, this Parisian neighborhood is associated with turn-of-the-century luxury.

    The Van Cleef & Arpels aesthetic has always had its finger on the pulse of worldwide trends: For example, the house took inspiration from Tutankhamen upon the Egyptian king's discovery in the 1920s, which spurred a global phenomenon marrying Egyptian Revival and Art Deco motifs. Over the decades, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced intricate watches, earrings and necklaces with a signature elegance that mirrors contemporary tastes. 

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Property of a Lady

An Important Diamond and South Sea Cultured Pearl Necklace

Estimate
$120,000 - 150,000 

sold for $162,500

Contact Specialist
Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383
sabeles@phillips.com

Jewels

New York Auction 6 December 2018