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  • 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 Pair of Diamond and Ruby Ear Pendants

Each designed as a circular-cut diamond flower, suspending a detachable calibré-cut ruby drop from a pavé-set diamond cap, mounted in 18K yellow gold, length 1 7/8 inches.
Earclips signed 'Van Cleef Arpels', no.M40198, with French assay marks, detachable pendants are not signed

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $50,000

Contact Specialist
Nazgol Jahan
Worldwide Director
[email protected]
+1 212 940 1283

Jewels

24 April 2013 New York 2pm