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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Textured Gold 'Philippine' Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef and Arpels features a center section with round diamonds weighing approximately .5 carats. The textured band is made of 18 karat yellow go...
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamonds Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, “Philippine” ring in 18K yellow gold, 750/000ths The center adorned with a paving of round brilliant-cut diamonds between two twisted patterns. Total diamonds we...
Category

Vintage 1970s Retro Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Ring, 18 Carat Gold Diamonds and Chrysoprase
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Philippine Ring in 18 Carat yellow Gold, 18 Diamonds and two Chrysoprases. The Philippine series is one of the most famous of the Brand. Signed VCA 68 and Numbered...
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

Chrysophrase, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis and 5 Row Diamond Stacking Philippine Ring, 18K Yellow
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Ring with Two Carved Lapis Inlays and 5 Row Diamond Stacking Philippine Ring made in 18K Yellow Gold. There are 5 rows of diamonds, totaling to 15 round diamonds...
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20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Stacking Philippine Ring, Diamonds, White Coral, Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lucerne, CH
Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Ring "Philippine-Collection" containing two carved white Coral inlays and 18 singlecut Diamaonds, approx.: 0.57 ct, VCA OR 750 68 B 5001 J 188 Ring ...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and 7 Row Diamond Stacking Philippine Ring, 18K Yellow
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Ring with Two Carved Coral Inlays and 7 Row Diamond Stacking Philippine Ring made in 18K Yellow Gold. There are 7 rows of diamonds, totaling to 24 round diamonds...
Category

20th Century Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Ring, 18 Carat Gold Diamonds and Lapis Lazuli
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Philippine Ring in 18 Carat yellow Gold and 18 Diamonds and two Lapis Lazuli. The Philippine series is one of the most famous of the Brand. Signed Van Cleef & Arpe...
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Gold, Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Philippine Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
18K gold, lapis lazuli and diamond 'Philippine' ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. Shoulders set with lapis, center decorated with diamonds, hammered gold and rope-motif borders. Circa 1970s.
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Late 20th Century Modern Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Lapis and Diamond Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Vintage Ring by Van Cleef and Arpels is from their Philippine Collection and features a Lapis Lazuli Carved Band with 18k Yellow Gold Pave Diamond section set with 18 Round Bril...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Signed Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Lapis 18 Karat Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels diamond lapis 18k yellow gold Phillipine ring. Featuring 18 round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 0.51 carats, graded E-F color, VS+ clarity. Sig...
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Vintage 1960s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Dome Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Stamford, CT
Van Cleef & Arpels signed and numbered Philippine Diamond 18k yellow gold dome ring with classic plain sides. 18k yellow gold 18 round full cut Diamonds, approx. total weight .38ct...
Category

Late 20th Century Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Signed Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Coral Diamond Philippine Collection Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The sweetest peachy coral is set into a wide band and adorned with gold and diamonds, the perfect combination to win over even the most discerning vintage jewelry enthusiast. The jew...
Category

Vintage 1960s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Lapis Lazuli Philippine Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond & Lapis Lazuli Philippine Band Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 18 round brilliant cut diamond VS1 clarity, G color total weight .50ct. And 2 beautiful lapi...
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Pink Coral 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This rare vintage Van Cleef & Arpels ring from the classic Philippine collection is crafted in 18k yellow gold and features an estimated 0.50 carats of natural round diamonds pave-se...
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Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, Yellow Gold

Circa 1968 VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Diamond Yellow Gold Philippine Dome Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Material: 18K Yellow Gold Gemstone: 18 round brilliant cut diamonds 38cts F-G/ VVS2-VS1 Measurements: 0.5” long and 0.25” high, 0.25” wide Ring Size: 5- 5.25 Weight...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS “Philippine” Rings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
“Philippine” ring. A pair of French Estate bombe rings with diamonds, lapis lazuli and coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The first ring is bombe shaped, with 18 round-cut diamonds with a...
Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold ring from the Philippine collection by Van Cleef & Arpels. The central motif is set with 18 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling approximately 0.50ct, predominan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The singular a la mode Philippine collection from Van Cleef & Arpels. Featuring numerous colorless diamonds accentuated by shoulders of multi hued brown tigers eye. Crafted in 18k y...
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold and Diamond Philippine Ring. Set with Round Brilliant cut Diamonds totaling .95 Carat. Signed, Numbered and having French Control stamp...
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine design from Van Cleef & Arpels. Creating clean, smooth lines of yellow gold that are embedded with a garden of clean, white diamonds accented by textured gold ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The lovely and popular Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine ring. Stylized with textured gold that is embedded with clean, white diamonds throughout. The garden of diamonds has been enclose...
Category

Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Ring, 18K Yellow Gold and Persian Turquoise. Centrally set with 27 Fine White Diamonds totaling 1 Carat. Signed, Numbered and Having French Hall Marks. ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold

French Black Onyx, Diamond, Yellow Gold 'Philippine' Ring
Located in London, GB
A French 18 carat yellow gold ring set with 18 round single-cut diamonds within gold ropework borders, flanked by black onyx shoulders. This ring design was created by Van Cleef & Ar...
Category

Vintage 1970s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Black Onyx Diamond "Philippine" Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Band ring, featuring a pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamond center between rope-twist motif gold borders, to the carved black onyx bombé-style shoulders, in 18k yellow gold, numbered...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Philippine Ring with Green Agate
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Darnestown, MD
Van Cleef and Arpels Philippine ring with green agate surrounding 18 diamonds. Size 6 ; can be sized.
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Tiger's Eye Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed with pave set diamonds in textured 18k yellow gold accented by vibrant multihued tiger's eye cascading down either side....
Category

Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Pink Coral 'Philippine' Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Philippine" ring with diamonds and pink coral by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is bombé shaped and has 18 diamonds with an approximate total w...
Category

Vintage 1960s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Tiger Eye 'Philippine' Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold "Philippine" ring with diamonds and tiger eye by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is bombé shaped and has 18 diamonds with an approximate total we...
Category

Vintage 1960s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The lovely and popular Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine ring. Stylized with textured gold that is embedded with clean, white diamonds throughout. The garden of diamonds has been enclose...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Angel Skin Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed with pave set diamonds in textured 18k yellow gold accented by glowing angel skin coral cascading down either side. ...
Category

Vintage 1970s Band Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Stacking Philippine Ring, Diamonds, Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lucerne, CH
Van Cleef & Arpels yellow gold Ring "Philippine-Collection" containing 18 singlecut Diamaonds, approx.: 0.57 ct Ring size: 48 / US 4.5 Maker's mark: VCA Assay mark: 750 N°: 8 5001 ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Large Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Textured Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The singular a la mode Philippine collection from Van Cleef & Arpels. Featuring numerous colorless diamonds accentuated by shoulders of textured 18k gold. Signed VCA, numbered and s...
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Lazuli Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Van Cleef and Arpels 18K yellow Gold Philippines Ring, set with Bright Blue Lapis Lazulli and Further set with Round Diamonds totaling 1/2 Carat. Signed, Numbered and Hav...
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Angel Skin Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed with pave set diamonds in textured 18k yellow gold accented by glowing angel skin coral cascading down either side. Sign...
Category

Vintage 1970s Band Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Stacking Philippine Ring, Chrysoprase, Diamonds, Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lucerne, CH
Van Cleef & Arpels yellowgold ring "Philippine-Collection" containing two carved Chrysoprase inlays and 18 singlecut Diamaonds, approx.: 0.57 ct Ring size: 46 / US: 3.5 Maker's mar...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Chrysophrase, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Stacking Philippine Ring, Lapis Lazuli, Diamonds, Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lucerne, CH
Van Cleef & Arpels yellow gold ring "Philippine-Collection" containing two carved Lapis Lazuli inlays and 18 singlecut Diamonds, approx.: 0.57 ct, Marker's mark: VCA Assay mark: 75...
Category

Vintage 1980s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Free flowing design to create a brilliant touch of understated sophistication. Featuring 18 round brilliant cut diamonds that are D-E color, VVS+ clarity. Signed VCA, numbered and s...
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegance from the French designers at Van Cleef & Arpels. This ring features 18 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.45 carats that are E-F color, VVS clarity. Perfe...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and White Coral Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This Van Cleef & Arpels ring is made of 18K yellow gold and embellished with diamonds and white coral. The ring weighs 6.5 grams and boasts band thickness of 2 mm and top height of 6...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels, a long rich history of trend setting fashion that is still relevant today. Fashioned with sleek black onyx and numerous near colorless diamonds that are all broug...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This golden ring from Van Cleef & Arpels' Philippine collection is perfect for any occasion. The ring is made of 18K yellow gold, and is partially paved with .35ct of diamonds. Ring...
Category

Late 20th Century Band Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold "Philippine" Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Phillippine" band ring, centering a cluster of circular single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.35 total carats, mounted in 18k yellow gold with a textured finish, the ring mea...
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine design from Van Cleef & Arpels. The clean, white diamonds have been pave set at the focal point of the ring and is accented by fluted rope motif 18k yellow gol...
Category

Vintage 1980s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Phillippine design from VCA. Designed in 18k yellow gold featuring clean, white pave set diamonds. What makes the vintage ring rare is VCA no longer manufactures this col...
Category

1990s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegance and timeless fashion from the French designers at Van Cleef & Arpels. This ring features 18 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.45 carats that are E-F colo...
Category

Vintage 1980s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed with pave set diamonds in textured 18k yellow gold accented by glowing angel skin coral cascading down either side. Sign...
Category

Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Designed with pave set diamonds in textured 18k yellow gold accented by glowing angel skin coral cascading down either side. Sign...
Category

Vintage 1970s More Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

1980s Van Cleef & Arpels Coral Diamond Gold Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1980 Van Cleef and Arpels 18K yellow Gold Philippine ring, set with coral and diamonds. Finger size = 3 1/4. Signed and numbered.
Category

Vintage 1980s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Diamond White Coral Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A rare white coral 'Philippine' ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, the larger than usual ring set to the centre with 27 round diamonds framed by a gold ropetwist border and flanked by white...
Category

Vintage 1960s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels, a long rich history of trend setting fashion that is still relevant today. Fashioned with sleek black onyx and numerous near colorless diamonds that are all broug...
Category

Vintage 1980s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond and White Coral Philippine Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This Van Cleef & Arpels ring is made of 18K yellow gold and embellished with diamonds and white coral. The ring weighs 6.5 grams and boasts band thickness of 2 mm and top height of 6...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Phillippine design from Van Cleef and Arpels. The clean, white diamonds have been pave set at the focal point of the ring and is accented by fluted rope motif 18k yellow ...
Category

Vintage 1980s Modern More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Philippine Wood Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The classic Philippine design from Van Cleef & Arpels. The clean, white diamonds have been pave set in textured gold adding a subtle but extra stylistic touch. This is accented by a ...
Category

Vintage 1980s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Philippine Diamonds Ring, 18kt Yellow and White Gold, France
Located in London, GB
Weight: 7,7gr Metal: 18kt yellow and white Gold Stones: 18 Diamonds • Cut: Brilliant • Total carat weight: 0.70ct approximately • Colour: F/G • Clarity: VVS Signature: Van Cleef &...
Category

Vintage 1970s Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Philippine Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact philippine ring you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. 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. Making the right choice when shopping for a philippine ring may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. See these pages for a single cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also brilliant cut cut and round cut cut versions available here, too. When shopping for a philippine ring, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Philippine Ring?

On average, a philippine ring at 1stDibs sells for $3,774, while they’re typically $2,200 on the low end and $2,200 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Van Cleef And Arpels Biography and Important Works

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 jewelry whose primary aim was the display of wealth and opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels sought to produce pieces that projected the wearer’s taste and style — winning the house a roster of dedicated, fashion-conscious clients that included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Jacqueline Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor.

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, the firm distinguished itself with both the consistency of the color and clarity of its stones and the creativity of its designs. 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 bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other accessories on 1stDibs.