A Gem-set 'Lucky Alhambra' Necklace

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    • Twelve plaques of various motifs, set with malachite, mother-of-pearl, tiger's eye and carnelian chalcedony

    • Connected by 18 karat yellow gold link-chain

    • With French assay and maker's marks

    • Signed VCA and numbered BL242250

    • Length approximately 870mm

    With a Van Cleef & Arpels service receipt

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Lucky Alhambra' came to the market in 2006. Inspired by nature, the motifs of heart, butterfly, leaf and star have joyful connotations, making this a highly popular model in the Alhambra series.

  • 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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A Gem-set 'Lucky Alhambra' Necklace

寶石「Lucky Alhambra」項鏈,梵克雅寶

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
$10,000-15,000

sold for HK$112,500

Contact Specialist

Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 8 July 2020