Jewelry Obsession

Jewelry Obsession: Van Cleef & Arpels Double Eagle Pendant Chain Necklace

Jewelry Obsession VCA

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Jewelry Obsession post and today’s piece will certainly make up for lost time. This past weekend, I dropped by Betteridge to see what new estate pieces had come in recently and my jaw nearly dropped to the floor when I laid eyes on this Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Double Eagle Pendant Chain Necklace, circa 1972.


Van Cleef & Arpels ​18k Gold Double Eagle Pendant Chain Necklace – Large double eagle & wing motif pendant in 18k yellow gold, suspended from a 25.5″ long chain link necklace, composed of double eagle & wing motif links alternating with polished open circular-shaped links, in 18k yellow gold, circa 1972, numbered 120440 and 120441, signed “VCA” for Van Cleef & Arpels. Pendant dimensions (excluding ring at top): 2.25″ x 3″. 255 grams total weight for the pendant and chain necklace. Price:  $35,000

The serious piece is both bold and beautiful, in a very 1970s kind of way. Not only is the pendant intricate in detail but the chain itself carries on the double eagle and wing motif throughout its links. This statement necklace is certain to be a conversation starter and is my current jewelry obsession!


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    May 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Bold & Beautiful!

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    Kristen Malan
    May 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

    That is one of the most beautifully detailed all gold necklaces that I have ever seen!

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