Van Cleef & Arpels - Jewels & Jadeite Hong Kong Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | Phillips

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    • Five quatrefoils set with brilliant-cut diamonds, together approximately 1.80 carats

    • 18 karat yellow gold

    • Signed VCA and numbered 33135

    • Length approximately 185mm

    With a Van Cleef & Arpels Letter of Authenticity

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 1968, the four-leaf clover in the 'Alhambra' Collection soon became a signature design of the House. Women from all over the world fell under the spell of these quatrefoils that symbolize luck, fortune, love and health.

  • Artist Biography

    Van Cleef & Arpels


    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

A Diamond 'Alhambra' Bracelet, Circa 1984

Signed VCA and numbered 33135
Length approximately 185mm

HK$35,000 - 55,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

Contact Specialist

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

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 8 July 2020