Van Cleef & Arpels - The Geneva Jewels Auction: TWO Geneva Monday, May 13, 2024 | Phillips

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    • Each bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French maker's mark and assay mark for gold, may be worn as a choker, length approximately 355mm.

  • 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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Two gold and diamond bracelets/choker combination

Each bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds, length approximately 175mm, each signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French maker's mark and assay mark for gold, may be worn as a choker, length approximately 355mm.

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€20,600-30,900
$22,000-32,000

Sold for CHF20,320

The Geneva Jewels Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 13 May 2024