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Van Cleef & Arpels Estate Jewelry Extravaganza

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Yesterday, 1stdibs.com posted a seemingly endless array of Van Cleef & Arpels estate jewelry, the majority of which is a part of Macklowe Gallery’s selling exhibition – Van Cleef & Arpels:  Creativity and Innovation.  In light of this special event, 1stdibs.com has gathered estate jewelry by the renowned jewelry house from the other jewelry vendors on their site.  It’s quite a collection and one which I am delighted to share here!

 

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS World’s Fair Pin – Macklowe
A Retro 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds, rubies and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 48 round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .48 carats, and 64 calibre and baguette cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 7.00 carats. The brooch is believed to have been a commemorative jewel made for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Circa 1939.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels NY 22576 S.O.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘JOKER’ Whimsy Pins – Macklowe
A pair of French 18 karat gold and enamel clips with diamonds and coral beads by Van Cleef & Arpels. The clips have 12 round-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .30 carats, and 7 coral beads. The ruffs of the jester’s collars are articulated. Circa 1940’s.
Signed, 49134 Van Cleef & Arpels, 51657 VCA, French control marks.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS A Multi-Gem, Ivory and Gold ‘Elephant’ Bangle – FD Gallery
Designed as a carved ivory elephant with pear-shaped emerald eyes, gold tusk, a headdress of gold, accented by a cabochon ruby and circular-cut diamond with gold tassels, to the turquoise tail tip, braided in gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, NY, numbered 43368, accompanied by a certificate, circa 1973.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS A Pair of Aquamarine and Diamond Ear Clips – FD Gallery
Each designed as a cluster of circular-cut aquamarines, accented by circular-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY12592, circa 1947.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS An Emerald, Diamond and Gold Sautoir – FD Gallery
Decorated with a row of cabochon emeralds weighing approximately 97.19cts, within double frames of circular cut diamonds weighing approximately 116.50cts, alternating with florets of circular cut emeralds and diamonds, mounted in 18k gold, signed VCA NY and numbered 43703.4 1996, circa 1966. The total length of the necklace measures approximately 67cm. It can also be worn as three bracelets, each measures approximately 18, 21 and 22cm.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Important Mystery Set Sapphire Diamond Ring – FD Gallery
Designed with a central circular cut diamond, measuring approximately 6.00 carats, E-F color, SI2 clarity, to the mystery set sapphire surround, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, and numbered. Circa 1985

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS The Barbara Hutton Diamond Ruby Bracelet – Macklowe
A rare French mid-20th century 18 karat gold, platinum, ruby and diamond bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet features 24 cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 50.00 carats, and 336 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 26.50 carats that forms an Indian inspired paisley pattern. Provenance: The Estate of Barbara Hutton. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels, VCA makers mark, French control marks for gold and silver. #78201.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Ruby Diamond Ring – Macklowe
A fantastic Indian-inspired 18 karat gold, ruby and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, featuring a center cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of 3.75 carats, surrounded by 38 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.45 carats and 16 rubies of approximately 3.65 carats. Circa 1970’s.
Signed, “Van Cleef & Arpels NY 32651”.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘Lamballe’ Diamond & Pearl Drop Necklace – Betteridge
“Lamballe” diamond and pearl drop necklace, set with circular-cut diamonds weighing approximately 35.59 total carats and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 3.59 total carats, mounted in 18k yellow gold, the necklace suspending five pear-shaped cultured pearl drops weighing approximately 85.65 total carats, numbered 142.743, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. 17″ approximate length.
The necklace was originally purchased on December 1st, 1995.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘Lamballe’ Diamond & Pearl Drop Earrings – Betteridge
“Lamballe” diamond and pearl drop earrings, set with circular-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.92 total carats and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 0.98 total carats, mounted in 18k yellow gold, suspending two pear-shaped cultured pearl drops weighing approximately 40.33 total carats, numbered 143.251, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. 2″ length.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Burmese 10.51 Carats Sapphire Diamond Ring – Betteridge
Sapphire and diamond ring in platinum, composed of a cushion-cut, Burmese sapphire weighing 10.51 carats (GRS-certified: natural, no indications of heat treatment, of Burmese origin), set with 18k yellow gold prongs, surrounded by circular-cut diamonds, signed ‘VCA’ for Van Cleef & Arpels. Re-sizable.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Sapphire & Diamond Chandelier Earrings – Betteridge
Sapphire and diamond chandelier earrings, set with four pear-shaped sapphires weighing approximately 18.15 total carats, accented by circular-cut and pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 17.23 total carats, mounted in 18k yellow gold, with clips and post backs, the drops detachable so that the surmounts can be worn separately, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. 2.25″ length.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Flower Blossom Necklace – Yafa

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Red & White Coral Mushroom Brooch – Betteridge
Vintage mushroom brooch, designed as two mushrooms with carved white and red coral caps, with pave-set diamond accents in 18k white gold, the brooch mounted in 18k yellow gold, numbered 1K56-9, signed “VCA” for Van Cleef & Arpels. Approximately 2.75″ in length and 1.5″ in width.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Coral Earrings – Yafa

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Coral Ballerina Pin – Yafa

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS A Coral, Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Sautoir – FD Gallery
Set with alternating coral and lapis lazuli links, and a circular-cut diamond center, suspending a similarly set star-shaped pendant; the necklace has two sections that may be removed to shorten the necklace or worn as one or two bracelets, the pendant is detachable and also may be worn as a brooch, signed Van Cleef & Arpels with French marks, circa 1975.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Box – Macklowe
A French Art Deco 18 karat gold and platinum box with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The box has 108 rose-cut diamonds. The curved edge box is enameled in a Persian Art Deco motif of intertwined hearts and flowers. The secret opening mechanism are two decorative milligrained set, rose diamond niche shaped plaques. Circa 1930.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels No. 29924 French and makers marks 7781.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Multi-Gem ‘Bird of Paradise’ Brooch – FD Gallery
With a detachable tail. Signed and numbered NY37994.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Gold Blossom Earclips – Macklowe
A pair of French 18 karat gold ear clips with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 214 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 6.30 carats. The ear clips are composed of a layer of 10 diamond set leaves upon which 5 textured leaves rest, centering with a 7 diamond cluster. Circa 1970.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels M37207 French control marks VCA housemark.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Clown Pendant – Macklowe
A whimsical French mid-20th century 18 karat gold clown pendant with diamonds, emerald, rubies and sapphires by Van Cleef & Arpels. The pendant has 9 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .15 atw carats, , 2 cabochon rubies with an approximate weight of .10 carats, 2 cabochon sapphires with an approximate weight of .15 carats, and a cabochon emerald. The clown’s hands and feet are articulated. Circa 1950’s.
Signed, VCA 750 OR 750 S1532I French Control Marks (partial).

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Invisibly Set Ruby Diamond Bracelet – Yafa

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Invisibly Set Ruby And Diamond Flower Brooch – Simon Teakle
An invisibly set ruby and diamond brooch, of tulip design. The calibre cut ruby flower head with circular, baguette and marquise cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum, signed and numbered 30215 Van Cleef & Arpels New York

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Gem Set Gold Earclips – Macklowe
A pair of French mid-20th century 18 karat gold earrings with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 6 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .52 carats, 20 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.60 carats, 12 round-cut emeralds with an approximate total weight of .96 carats. The ear clips also convert and can be used as dress clips. In a conical hive three dimensional form composed of round balls. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels 750 French Control Marks.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘Hawaii’ Gold Gem Set Bracelet – Macklowe
A French 18 karat gold bracelet with rubies, sapphires and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet is named “Lawn” and features bands of gold balls with “Hawaii” flowers that have 60 round-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 2.40 carats, 46 round-cut sapphires with an approximate total weight of 1.85 carats, and 25 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carats. Circa 1948.
Pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels, by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli New York, 1987, page 236, Plate left photo.
Signed, Made in France Sold in USA #225011.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pair of Diamond Ear Clips-Brooches – Symbolic & Chase
Each of ‘Tourbillon’ design, the stylised flower head composed of a central cluster of brilliant-cut diamonds, radiating swirls of baguette diamonds each accented with a brilliant-cut diamond, 1950s, signed Van Cleef & Arpels Made in France, numbered NY17909, with ear clip and brooch fittings, comprising 134 diamond estimated to weigh 12.00 carats in total.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Coral Pearl Ring – Macklowe
The “Twist” Ring. A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold ring with pearls and coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is set with alternating rows of pearls, corals and gold beads in a bombe shape. This ring was made with various hard stones, coral, lapis, or green agate. Circa. 1963. Pictured in Sylvie Raulet’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, page 145.
Signed, VCA 750 B5052 makers and control mark.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Coral and Pearl Bracelet – Macklowe
A French Estate 18 karat gold bracelet with coral and pearls by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet is made up of strands of twisted coral, pearl and gold beads, the “Twist” bracelet. Circa 1960’s.
The “Twist” collection is discussed in Sylvie Raulet’s, Van Cleef & Arpels, page 144.
Signed, VCA 62 B9938 750 VCA/French marks.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Art Deco Box – Macklowe
An Art Deco 18 karat gold and enamel box by Van Cleef & Arpels. The box is covered with a blue and white geometric Art Deco enamel pattern. The interior of the box is fitted with a decorative panel which held in place objects inside the box. Circa 1930.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels Brevete S.G.D.G. 29976 Makers Mark 18.75.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Monumental Bird Pin – Macklowe
A monumental French mid-20th century 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds and rubies, malachite, onyx, mother of pearl and coral branch by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 10 diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.00 carat, a cabochon ruby, cut malachite, onyx and mother of pearl, and a coral branch. The brooch is in the form of a spread winged eagle sitting upon a coral branch. With signed Van Cleef & Arpels box. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, VCA 750 France NY43060.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Peridot Diamond Yellow Gold Earrings – Nadine Krakov Collection
Feminine and elegant clip-on earrings created by Van Cleef & Arpels, New York in the 1980’s. Timeless, VCA favorite floral motif, specially cut peridot, beautiful color combination – are the highlights of these lovely earrings.
Made of yellow gold, feature “flower” cut peridot , encrusted all over with finest diamonds.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Bangles – Macklowe
An exceptional set of French Estate 18 karat gold bracelets with white coral, lapis lazuli and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The set of bracelets is composed of one bracelet with swirl carved white coral with three gold and star set diamond sections with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats, one bracelet with swirl carved lapis lazuli with three gold and star set diamond sections with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats, and a third all 18 karat gold swirl bracelet with three gold and star set diamond sections with an approximate total weight of 3.60 carats. The approximate total diamond weight is 10.80 carats, F/G color, VS clarity. Circa 1974.
Signed, VCA 74, France 18 kt., House Mark, Gold Bangle: NY 44413 1.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Turquoise Diamond ‘Rose de Noel’ Pin – Yafa

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘LUDO’ Gold Diamond Retro Clips – Macklowe
A French Retro 18 karat gold and diamond pair of double clips “Ludo Hexagone” by Van Cleef & Arpels. The pair of double clips features 84 round-cut diamonds in a honeycomb and etched star pattern with an approximate total weight of 4.85 carats. Circa 1938.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels #46498 French control mark.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘LUDO’ Gold Diamond Retro Bracelet – Macklowe
A French Retro 18 karat gold and diamond “Ludo Hexagone” bracelet by
Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet features 172 round-cut diamonds set
in a honeycomb and etched star pattern with an approximate total
weight of 5.15 carats. Circa 1937

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS ‘Tourbillion’ Gold Diamond Retro Ring – Macklowe
A French Retro 18 karat gold and platinum ring with diamonds by Van Cleef
& Arpels. The Tourbillion ring features a 48 round-cut diamonds that form
a swirl with a pave center with an approximate total weight of 2.90
carats. Circa 1951

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS DIamond Gold Earrings – Macklowe
A pair of French 18 karat yellow gold and platinum earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 84 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 10.20 carats. In a swirl motif. Circa 1950’s.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Retro Gold Diamond Bracelet Watch – Macklowe
A French Retro 18 karat gold, platinum and diamond Angel Hair bracelet
watch by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet features a concealed watch with
a bombe dome of round-cut diamonds, further accented with diamonds on the
back of the watch and on the clasp of a button loupe closure. There are 66
round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.35 carats. They
have a VS clarity and H/I color grade. The circular white face is signed
Le Coultre and is a backwind watch.
Circa 1940¹s.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels Made in France #520574.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Gold Diamond Blossom Pin – Macklowe
A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch has 36 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 3.90 carats. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels 92582.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Ruby and Gold Dome Earrings – Botier
Chic and unusual diamond, ruby and 18K yellow gold dome earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1955. They feature very high grade round brilliant cut diamonds totaling approx. 2.5-3.0cts, along with rich red round cut rubies resting on top of them, totaling approx. 2.0-2.5cts. The earrings also offer a hidden post where a drop can be hung. Hallmarks: Van Cleef & Arpels, reference numbers, N.Y.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Gold Necklace – Macklowe
A very fine mid-20th century French 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The organically inspired necklace is completely articulated, and features 181 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 14.00 carats with a F/G color and VS clarity grade. Circa 1957.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels 78330 French Control Marks.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Ebony Ring – Macklowe
A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold, carved ebony and ivory ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has the scallop carving through the three materials to create a bombé shape and striking color combination. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, “VCA B5049D69”.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Spiral Brooch – Botier
Stunning diamond encrusted 18k white gold spiral brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch is set with approx. 2.75 carats of high grade white diamonds. The abstract spiral three-dimensional design offers a welcome change from the more usual brooch designs, and the way the design is made also doubles as a flower holder.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Cosmos Earclips – Betteridge
Large-size Cosmos earclips, with pavé-set diamonds and larger round brilliant cut diamond centers, the diamonds weighing approximately 6.80 total carats, mounted in 18k white gold, signed “VCA” for Van Cleef & Arpels. Comes with original earrings box. Dimensions: 1.1″ x 1.1″ (at widest points).

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Gold Necklace and Earrings – Sign Jewelry
Van Cleef & Arpels is renowned for their extraordinary taste in precious jewelry. From their Snow Flakes collection, this necklace and earring set is no exception.
Both pieces feature F VS quality diamonds that total 65 carats, are made from 18k yellow gold, and have the maker’s mark.
The earrings are stunning 2 inch long teardrops and the necklace, which measures 16 inches in length and a 12-26mm width, has rows of diamonds and flowers. This truly remarkable set is in excellent condition and will blow away all that look upon it.
This set is accompanied with a letter of authenticity from Van Cleef & Arpels.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Gold Ring – Macklowe
A French 18 karat gold ring with diamonds. The ring has 33 old European-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.65 carats. In a five-sectioned diamond set “Watermelon” domed ring. Circa 1960’s.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Gold Diamond Ruby Bracelet – Macklowe
A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold bracelet with ruby and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The bracelet features a cabochon ruby with an approximate total weight of 3.61 carats, and 23 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.20 carats. The bracelet is composed of woven gold links in a modified buckle motif. Circa 1957.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels 750 #77481 French control marks.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Gold and Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks – Macklowe
A French pair of mid-20th century 18 karat gold cufflinks with lapis lazuli by Van Cleef & Arpels. The cufflinks have a lapis lazuli base with an applied relief set of scales surrounded by a rope bezel. The astrological sign for Libra ( sept 23-Oct 22). From a Collection of astrological signed cuff links. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, 12V438-3 VCA.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Gold Lace Pin 1949 – Yafa
Rare VAN CLEEF & ARPELS New York diamond Gold Lace pin 1949, from a collection as described in ”Set in Style” The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, chapter by Suzy Menkes, Smithsonian

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS – Macklowe
A whimsical American mid-20th century 18 karat gold and platinum cat brooch with diamonds and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels/New York. The brooch has 10 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .20 carat, and 2 round-cut emerald eyes that have the approximate total weight of .10 carat. The brooch is accented with a black enamel nose and pink enamel tongue. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, VCA 1L99-6.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Poodle Pin – Macklowe
An American mid-20th century 18 karat gold brooch with sapphire by Van Cleef & Arpels. The poodle dog brooch has one cabochon sapphire eye with an approximate total weight of .02 carats, and a spring articulated tail. Circa 1960’s.
Signed, VCA NY 18 kt IK 26 6.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pussy Cat Gold Pin – Macklowe
A whimsical Mid-Century cat, 18 karat gold and platinum brooch with
diamonds and emeralds by Van Cleef & Arpels/New York. The brooch has 10
round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .20 carat, and
2 round-cut emerald eyes that have the approximate total weight of .10
carat. The brooch is accented with a black enamel nose and pink enamel
tongue.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Leopard Pin – Macklowe
A French mid-20th century 18 karat gold leopard brooch with diamonds, emeralds and black onyx accents, by Van Cleef & Arpels. The body of the leopard features 230 pavé round cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 4.70 carats, and 2 round-cut emerald eyes with an approximate total weight of .10 carat. The spots of the leopard are round-cut black onyx with a black enamel nose. The leopard is portrayed lazing on a tree limb, with an articulated left paw and tail. This whimsical piece is finished with a heart shaped black enamel nose. (This jewel comes with its original VCA box.) Circa 1960’s.
Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels M33678 OR 750 French control mark.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Panda Climbing Bamboo Pin – Macklowe
A whimsical French Estate 18 karat gold, diamond and black enamel panda brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch features a black enamel panda bear clinging to a bamboo tree, decorated with 64 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats. Circa 1987.
Signed, “VCA IK418-2”.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Gold, Enamel & Diamond Bulldog Pin – Betteridge
“The Toff” bulldog pin, designed as a whimsical, British bulldog, analogous to Winston Churchill, with white enameled wingtip collar and black enameled bow tie, circular-cut ruby eyes and gold chained, circular-cut diamond monocle, mounted in 18k yellow gold, with double pin stem in 18k yellow gold at back, numbered 77.551, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. 35mm length and 28mm width at widest point.

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Phaedra
    November 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I am totally in love with your blog! You post amazing stuff about jewelry! The pictures really amaze me… ♥ I also have a blog about jewelry, I hope you drop by someday. =)

    • Reply
      Natalie
      November 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy my blog so much! I will definitely check yours out.

  • Reply
    mariam
    December 11, 2012 at 11:18 am

    awesome

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