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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 Gold, Carnelian and Malachite Dress Set

Comprising a pair of polished gold cufflinks, each set with carved carnelian or malachite batons, to the similarly designed link; three shirt studs en suite, mounted in 18K yellow gold, cufflink length 1 inch, shirt stud length 1/2 inch.
Signed 'VCA', no.B83614

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,500

Contact Specialist
Nazgol Jahan
Worldwide Director
+1 212 940 1283

Jewels

New York 8 December 2015 11am