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Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Earrings Round cut sapphires & diamonds set in 18k white
Category

Vintage 1960s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Important 18k white gold cocktail ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. Set with sapphires and approx
Category

20th Century French More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Sapphire Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Sapphire Ring An 18k yellow gold dome ring, set with circular
Category

Vintage 1970s French Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Yellow Sapphire Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond, Yellow Sapphire Ring An 18k yellow gold ring, set with diamonds and
Category

Vintage 1980s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Certified Sapphire & Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Certified Sapphire & Diamond Ring An 18 karat gold ring set with a oval
Category

Vintage 1980s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond “Camellia” Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This Van Cleef & Arpels blue sapphire and diamond "Camellia" brooch evokes the spectacular blossom
Category

Vintage 1960s French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond “Camellia” Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
diamonds (approximate total weight 3.90 carats); Platinum Signed: “Van Cleef & Arpels NY56890” Literature
Category

Vintage 1950s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond "Camellia" Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
These Van Cleef & Arpels "Camellia" earrings, in blue sapphires and diamonds, evoke the spectacular
Category

Vintage 1960s American Clip-on Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Sapphire Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Sapphire Gold Earrings Chic wearable day to evening classic Van
Category

Vintage 1970s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set Sapphire, Diamond Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Mystery-Set Sapphire, Diamond Bracelet Platinum bracelet, with five row mystery
Category

Vintage 1970s American More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Yellow Sapphire Necklace Suite
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
yellow sapphires, finely mounted in 18k yellow gold. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels Made in France
Category

Vintage 1980s French Link Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Burmese sapphire and diamond cluster ring. Set with a natural unenhanced oval
Category

Vintage 1970s French Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Important Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond Bangle
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
This Important and Rare Van Cleef & Arpels hand crafted beautiful bangle features 76 oval cut
Category

20th Century French Modern Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Sapphire Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Large Size Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Sapphire Earrings A pair of 18 karat yellow gold
Category

Vintage 1960s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold, Diamonds and Sapphire Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Monaco, MC
1,90 cts Signed: Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered: CS 148595 (Special Order) Certificate of sapphire: C
Category

Vintage 1970s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Sapphire Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Platinum diamond and sapphire straight line bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Dimensions approx
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Earrings 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Important Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Earrings Set in 18k Yellow Gold. Two Natural Blue
Category

Vintage 1980s American Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Dragonfly Brooch, Yellow Sapphires Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Dragonfly Clip Description: White gold and 18k Yellow Gold Dragonfly Clip
Category

Early 2000s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Yellow Sapphire Diamond Gold Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This stunning authentic Van Cleef & Arpels ring features a vibrant flower design crafted in 18k
Category

1990s Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold Diamond and Bakelite Minaudière
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold Diamond and Bakelite Minaudière Makeup Box Made of Bakelite and
Category

Vintage 1940s French Boxes and Cases

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Blue Sapphire Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Fabulous women's ring from Van Cleef and Arpels made in 18k yellow gold and featuring a faceted
Category

1990s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Sapphire Mystery-Set Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933, which is a technique used for setting gemstones in a specific way
Category

Vintage 1970s French More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

1960s VCA Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Sapphire Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This, beautiful and iconic dome ring from Van Cleef's & Arpels was made in the 1960's it
Category

20th Century Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond Half Hoop Earrings, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond Half Hoop Earrings made in 18k Yellow Gold. The sapphires
Category

20th Century Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Turquoise Sapphire Diamond Ear Clips
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
diamonds and sapphires. The metal is 18k yellow gold weighing 33.56 grams. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels with
Category

Mid-20th Century French More Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Sapphire and Diamond Choker Necklace, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Sapphire and Diamond Choker Necklace is crafted in 18k yellow
Category

20th Century Choker Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Dragonfly Brooch, Pink Sapphires Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
diamonds and the 18 carat yellow Gold Wings are set with Pink Sapphires. Signed VAN CLEEF & ARPELS and
Category

1990s French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Dragonfly Brooch, Yellow Sapphires Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
Diamonds and the 18 Carat yellow Gold Wings are set with Yellow Sapphires. Signed VAN CLEEF & ARPELS and
Category

1990s French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Sapphire Cabochon and Diamond Earrings, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Sapphire Cabochon and Diamond Earrings made in 18k Yellow Gold
Category

20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 3-Oval Shaped Sapphires and Diamond Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum and 18K White Gold No Heart Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet. 3-Oval
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Mysery Set Sapphire Ring with Diamonds, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Mysery Set Sapphire Ring with Diamonds, 18k. The ring size is US 5.50. The
Category

20th Century Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pink Sapphire Flower Rose Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Diamond And Pink Sapphire Flower Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With brilliant cut
Category

Early 2000s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Chalcedony Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Chalcedony Flower Brooch A brooch featuring six blue chalcedony
Category

Vintage 1980s French Brooches

Materials

Chalcedony, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum, Gold

Van Cleef & Arples Platinum Floral Earrings Ruby, Emerald, Sapphires Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
), 12 Rubies (1.44ctw), 12 Sapphires (1.44ctw), and 30 full-cut and single-cut diamonds (0.54ctw
Category

Vintage 1950s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Dancing Fairy Moonstone Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pair
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite pair of Van Cleef & Arpels brooches are crafted in 18k yellow gold and feature
Category

Vintage 1980s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Moonstone, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cabochon Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Rubies and Diamonds all set in Platinum and 18K Yellow Gold. French Assay Marks Signes - Van Cleef and
Category

20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels pair of Sapphire and Diamond 'Mystery-Set' Earclips
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Original VCA earrings of calibré-cut sapphires, bordered by baguette diamonds, signed Van Cleef
Category

Vintage 1950s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold and Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Magnificent Very Rare Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Sapphire Gold and Diamond Detachable Earrings. The
Category

20th Century French Drop Earrings

Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Yellow Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A natural yellow Ceylon sapphire diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace is
Category

20th Century American Link Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Oval Sapphires and Baguette Diamond Bracelet Circa - 1938
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Bracelet of Oval Sapphires Surrounded by Baguette Diamonds Which Embrace the
Category

Vintage 1930s Link Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Oval Sapphire and Diamond Bypass Ring in Platinum
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Behold the beauty of this Van Cleef and Arpels sapphire and diamond bypass ring, where
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Flower Diamond Pink Sapphire Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
18k Rose Gold Stones Diamond / Pink Sapphire Weight 5.8 g Length 42 cm Condition Excellent
Category

2010s French Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Oval AGL Certified 10.28 Sapphire, Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Oval-Shaped Sapphire, Diamond Ring A platinum ring, set with Thailand oval
Category

Vintage 1960s American Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Cushion Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring in Platinum
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Captivating elegance meets timeless beauty in this Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire and diamond halo
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Invisibly Set Diamond Sapphire Double Boule Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Invisibly Set Diamond Sapphire Double Boule Ring From Our Signed Jewels
Category

Vintage 1980s European Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold 0.39ct Diamond and Sapphire Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
dimensions measure 5 mm by 20 mm.This Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold 0.39ct Diamond and 0.70ct Sapphire
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold, Yellow Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold, Yellow Sapphire & Diamond Bangle Bracelet Here is your chance
Category

Vintage 1980s French Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby and Emerald Hoops
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald hoop earclip earrings in 18k yellow gold
Category

Late 20th Century French Artist Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Blue Sapphire & Diamond Fleurette Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Blue Sapphire And Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Fleurette Flower Ring. A
Category

20th Century French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Sapphire Ruby Diamond Wide 18k Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous vintage Van Cleef & Arpels ring features a wide band design crafted in 18k yellow
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ruby Emerald Sapphire Flower Gold Pin Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Flower Diamond Emerald Sapphire Ruby Brooch Pin by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 126
Category

20th Century French Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

1960s Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
maker's mark, 'Van Cleef Et Arpels' and the serial number '77807'. This exceptional sapphire and diamond
Category

Vintage 1960s Unknown Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Emerald Sapphire Ruby Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold bangle bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, featuring flowers, set in rubies, emeralds
Category

20th Century American Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Fleurette Diamond Blue Sapphire Yellow Gold Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels ring from the exquisite Fleurette collection features a double
Category

Vintage 1980s Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Birds of Paradise Pink Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Van Cleef & Arpels Bird of paradise, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and pink
Category

2010s French Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Birds of Paradise Pink Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Van Cleef & Arpels Bird of paradise, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and pink
Category

2010s French Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Tri-Floral Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Floral-Trio with Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire Flowers with Diamonds in 18 Karat
Category

20th Century Bridal Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Blue Diamond, White Diamond, Diamond, Agate, 18...

Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery Set Sapphire Diamonds Gold Pont Neuf Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand: Van Cleef&Arpels Name:Pont Neuf Ring Material :15P Sapphire, 4P Diamonds, 750 K18 WG White
Category

Early 2000s French More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels No Enhancement Burmese 12.01 carat Sapphire Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Burmese sapphire and diamond ring. Set with natural no enhancement oval old
Category

Vintage 1980s French Artist Engagement Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Folie Des Pres Diamond & Sapphire Flower Necklace in 18kyg
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Van CLeef & Arpels Folie Des Pres diamond & multi-color sapphire flower necklace in 18k yellow gold
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Green Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Diamond Sapphire Van Cleef For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact diamond sapphire van cleef you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold — can elevate any look. Find an antique version now, or shop for 516 vintage or 79 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Making the right choice when shopping for a diamond sapphire van cleef may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but 2 Carat and 2.5 Carat versions are of considerable interest. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes brilliant cut and mixed cut alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a diamond sapphire van cleef, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Diamond Sapphire Van Cleef?

On average, a diamond sapphire van cleef at 1stDibs sells for $16,950, while they’re typically $2,700 on the low end and $485,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Van Cleef & Arpels for sale on 1stDibs

One of the world’s foremost jewelry houses, Van Cleef & Arpels is particularly noted for a focus on technical virtuosity, craftsmanship and artistry, evident since its beginning. Rather than create earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other adornments primarily for the aim of displaying of wealth and opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels sought to produce jewelry that projected the wearer’s taste and style.

The company was formed a year after the 1895 marriage of Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a gem cutter, to Estelle Arpels, daughter of precious-stones dealer Salomon Arpel. Ten years later, Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first boutique on the Place Vendôme in Paris, setting the march on a square now crowded with dealers in bijouterie. (The company still occupies the New York flagship store opened in 1939 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.)

Born from a union of expertise in both jewelry making and gem selection, Van Cleef & Arpels distinguished itself with both the consistency of the color and clarity of its stones and the creativity of its designs. In doing so, the house would win a roster of dedicated, fashion-conscious clients that included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Jacqueline Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor. In 1933, Van Cleef & Arpels patented its trademark Mystery Setting — a technique by which gems are fitted into an intricate matrix of slots and “drawers” that keep the setting hidden. Another signal innovation was the Zip necklace, introduced in 1951, which can be worn either around the neck or, with the zipper closed, as a bracelet.

But as much as to the firm’s craftsmanship, clients have been drawn by the insouciance and playfulness of Van Cleef & Arpels designers, as well as their attunement to the cultural climate. After the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the company produced several lavish pieces featuring hieroglyphics and other Egyptian motifs to go along with the geometric Art Deco jewelry of that decade and the next. Following World War II, as symbols of freedom and rebirth, the firm focused on naturalistic forms such as birds, flowers, fruit and flying insects. High society’s 1960s fascination with the Near East and India prompted such pieces as the best-selling Alhambra necklace, popularized by Princess Grace.

Lately, attention among collectors and connoisseurs has centered on Van Cleef & Arpels’s quality of workmanship as much as its glamour. The firm was the subject of a 2012 show at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, as well as exhibitions at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, in 2013 and at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2014.

Find an exquisite collection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.

Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Van Cleef & Arpels is so expensive because it is a well-known company that has a fantastic reputation. Van Cleef & Arpels are universally renowned for high quality jewelry with a focus on detail. High-profile fans of the French jewelry house over the years have included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor and many more. Find an extraordinary range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.