Van Cleef & Arpels - Magnificent Jewels Geneva Monday, May 12, 2008 | Phillips
    • Designed as three swagged rows of faceted ruby beads interspersed with faceted diamond beads, joined by a pavé-set diamond clasp of flowerhead design. 

    • With report no. 0710078 dated 17 October 2007 from the Gübelin Gem Laboratory stating that the rubies are of Burma origin and with no indication of heat enhancement. 

  • Artist Biography

    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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A Unique Diamond and Ruby Bead Necklace

Designed as three swagged rows of faceted ruby beads interspersed with faceted diamond beads, joined by a pavé-set diamond clasp of flowerhead design. 
With report no. 0710078 dated 17 October 2007 from the Gübelin Gem Laboratory stating that the rubies are of Burma origin and with no indication of heat enhancement. 

Estimate
CHF65,000 - 75,000 

Sold for CHF79,000

Magnificent Jewels

13 May 2008, 2 & 7pm
Geneva