A Fine Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels

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    • One marquise-shaped diamond, 7.08 carats

    • Two tapered baguette diamonds on the side

    • Platinum

    • Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y.55540

    • Size 6¾

    (7.08-carat Diamond)
    GIA report, numbered 2175728748, 4 January 2011, D colour, Internally Flawless. Diamond type classification report, Type IIa diamond.

    附 美國GIA 證書

  • Provenance

    Christies New York, December 2016, lot 263

  • Catalogue Essay

    The marquise shape cutting style originated allegedly from the French court in the 18th century. Legend has it that King Louis XV commissioned the court jewellers to fashion a diamond resembling the irresistible lips of one of his most famous royal mistresses, Marquise de Pompadour. Rumoured to be uncommonly pretty even when she was a child, Marquise de Pompadour’s beauty was equally matched by her wits and talent.

  • Catalogue Essay

    欖尖形(又稱作馬眼形)的鑽石切割相傳源自十八世紀的法國宮廷: 傳說法國國皇路易十五極寵幸一位名叫蓬帕杜夫人蓬帕杜夫人的女子,命工匠根據她櫻唇的形狀為藍圖, 創作出新的鑽石切割。據說蓬帕杜夫人自小就已經長得相貌標緻,而且智慧過人,對推動法國巴黎成為藝術時尚之都至關重要的人物。

  • Maker Bio

    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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A Fine Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels

7.08克拉 D/IF Type IIa 橄欖形鑽石戒指, 梵克雅寶

HK$2,900,000 - 3,500,000 

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Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019