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  • 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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A Diamond and Ruby Brooch

Of foliate design, the circular-cut diamond leaves and stem enhanced at the top by a larger circular-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.01 carats, and an oval-cut ruby, mounted in platinum, length 2 1/4 inches.
Signed 'VC&A', no.25159

With report no.2135612379 dated 01 July 2011 from the Gemological Institute of America, stating that the diamond weighing 2.01 carats is D color and VVS2 clarity

Please inquire with the Jewelry department for certificate information for the ruby

$40,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $50,000

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New York 20 April 2015 2pm