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Van Cleef Alhambra Cufflink

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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Alhambra Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent pair of authentic Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra cufflinks in 18k yellow gold set with
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Early 2000s Cufflinks

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Vintage Alhambra Cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels. Measurements: 14mm x 14mm
Category

1990s French Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Alhambra Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredibly rare set of authentic Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks showcasing the iconic Alhambra
Category

Vintage 1980s Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Offering a look of sheer luxury and refinement, these exceptional Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks are
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Lazuli Vintage Alhambra Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
The Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Alhambra Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks are a
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1990s French Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Diamond Yellow Gold Cufflinks and Stud Dress Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Alhambra Cufflinks and Stud Set by Van Cleef & Arpels. With Cufflinks: 24
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra Swivel Back Cufflinks in 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra swivel back cufflinks set in 18k yellow
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2010s Unknown Modern Cufflinks

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels "Alhambra" cufflinks Inlaid black onyx on 18 karat white gold, clover motif
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Vintage 1960s Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Cufflinks
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Cufflinks
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Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Lazuli Alhambra Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold cufflinks Alhambra cufflinks, set with lapis lazuli, signed Van Cleef & Arpels.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Black Onyx Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Black Onyx Vintage Alhambra Cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels. Details
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Vintage 1980s French Cufflinks

Materials

Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Mother of Pearl Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
elegant cufflinks from Van Cleef & Arpels are made of spotless 18K yellow gold and set with splendid
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Cufflinks

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Mother-of-Pearl Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
elegant cufflinks from Van Cleef & Arpels are made of spotless 18K yellow gold and set with splendid
Category

Late 20th Century French Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra 18 Karat Gold and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
The Van Cleef & Arpels “Pure Alhambra” cufflinks are made of 18K yellow gold and embellished with
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21st Century and Contemporary Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18ct Gold And Mother Of Pearl Alhambra Cufflinks Circa 2010
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A chic pair of 18ct gold and mother of pearl ‘Alhambra’ cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels c.2010, the
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 'Alhambra' Cufflinks in 18-Karat Gold and Mother-of-Pearl
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of exquisite quatrefoil cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels from the Alhambra collection, in
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Early 2000s French Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Gold Onyx Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra 18k Gold Onyx Cufflinks
Category

French Cufflinks

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Onyx Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Pair of iconic Alhambra 18k gold cufflinks, crafted by Van Cleef & Arpels, set with black onyx
Category

20th Century French Cufflinks

Materials

Onyx, 18k Gold

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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.

Finding the Right cufflinks for You

Cufflinks rose to popularity during the 1800s as fashionable men sought a refined and elegant solution for keeping their shirtsleeves together. Prior to this accessory, which initially materialized as a simple chain fastened to a button, men were lacing the ends of their sleeves with ribbon or string. Today, there are all manner of antique and vintage cufflinks that add flair and functionality to relaxed casual wear as much as they do for classy formal attire.

It wasn’t long before diamonds, emeralds and other precious gemstones began to appear on cufflinks, a means of adding ornament to clean and starched formal wear. When clothing manufacturers began to produce shirt cuffs and collars with more durable materials during the 19th century, a class of newer, stronger cufflinks gained credibility as being both essential and stylish. In the decades following this era’s design evolution, an entire industry bloomed around the craft of these subtle statement pieces.

Luxury brands more often associated with engagement rings and bracelets, such as Cartier and Tiffany & Co., have added cufflinks to their lines over the years, and jewelry designers, working in numerous styles, have explored the use of different materials and integrated a variety of ornamentation. Understated cufflinks of gold and platinum are guaranteed to cleanly complement any ensemble, while more niche designs allow the jewels to truly shine.

Cufflinks are practical pieces of jewelry that can also be very expressive. Consider the event for which you’re donning cufflinks and accessorize accordingly, but know that a distinctive pair of cufflinks, such as the colorful confections offered by Trianon, can pop against your dressy evening wear. Whether they’re geometric wonders of the Art Deco era, reliably relevant skull jewels or glittering accessories designed by Van Cleef & Arpels, adorned with the maison’s celebrated four-leaf clover or prominent animal motifs, you can delicately break from what can be a stuffy business meeting by introducing personality and pizzazz with a duo of nifty cufflinks.

A carefully chosen set of cufflinks can bring a stylish outfit together — literally. Find a large, luxurious collection of contemporary cufflinks as well as irresistible vintage pieces on 1stDibs today.

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.