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Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18k yellow gold and diamond necklace. The necklace consists 63 yellow gold links set with total of 85 round brilliant cut diamonds. 52 round links each set with ...
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Vintage 1980s Artist Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels, 18k gold and diamond necklace, The necklace composed of gold links with braided design, encrusted at the front within quality round brilliant-cut diamonds, estim...
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Late 20th Century Artist Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Centerpiece Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Vintage ruby and diamond necklace, the front composed of a graduated series of clusters each set with a cabochon ruby surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds and stationed along a...
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Vintage 1980s Drop Necklaces

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Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Gold Openwork Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An elegant and chic Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt high-polish yellow gold openwork blossom necklace with camellia motifs sprinkled with 165 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approximat...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels 1980s Diamond and Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 1400 round cut pave set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 47.00 carats, F/G color...
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamonds Fashion Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very Beautiful Gold and diamonds necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels. This is a Rare Model, Made In France circa 1970. Propeller design for the chain. The length is 41,5 cm and the...
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Vintage 1970s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French 18 karat gold pendant necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. The necklace is composed of triple bar links joined by multiple strands of oval trace link chains,...
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k white gold necklace from the Alhambra collection by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace is made up of 9 four leaf clover motifs with a polished white gold boarder and cen...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Link Necklaces

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pear-Shaped Diamond Necklace and Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A radiant set by Van Cleef & Arpels comprising an 18k yellow gold diamond necklace and matching earrings that date back to the 1970s. The necklace is exquisitely set with a double ro...
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Vintage 1970s Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pearl and Gold 'Star' Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Late-20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with diamonds and pearls by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 231 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 17.00 carats, G...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis and Coral Double Heart Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Double Heart Lapis Lazuli and Pink Coral Long Chain. This necklace has 10 pairs of hearts along the chain made up of lapis lazuli and pink coral all set in 18k y...
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Vintage 1960s Artist Link Necklaces

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Coral, Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

French, Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Necklace and Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
French, Van Cleef & Arpels diamond & gold floral link necklace with matching ear-clips. Necklace has 5 brilliant shape diamonds ( length of the necklace is 17 inches) Earrings hav...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond Pendant and Necklace Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby & Diamond Pendant & Necklace Set 18K Yellow Gold. Pendant converts into a brooch Circa 1970 Both Pendant and Necklace Signed Van Cleef and Arpels and numbe...
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold and Diamond Dove Collar Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Bold and Beautiful our Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat yellow gold and 3.2 cts. diamond dove motif collar necklace is a dream for any woman to wear. The necklace lays effortlessly on you...
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1990s Modern More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Diamond Fleurette Necklace and Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful necklace and earring set from the Fleurette collection by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace features 5 flower motifs each set with round brilliant cut diamonds, there are ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Coral Beads, Diamond Necklace and Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A stunning suite by Van Cleef & Arpels comprising a necklace and earrings. The necklace is exceptionally made with a double row of vibrant carved coral beads and 18k gold interlockin...
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Vintage 1960s Beaded Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold, Platinum and Diamond "Angel Hair" Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French Mid-20 Century 18 karat gold and platinum "Angel Hair" necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace has 26 round-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight ...
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Vintage 1950s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Folie Des Pres Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
From the House of Van Cleef & Arpels, this exquisite Folie des Pres High Jewelry Collection White Gold, Diamond and Sapphire necklace, finely handmade in 18 Karat White Gold, showcas...
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Early 2000s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Yellow Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Brownsville, PA
A natural yellow Ceylon sapphire diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace is beautifully finished in 18kt yellow gold followed by a pattern of sapphires and diamonds. The...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

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Yellow Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Necklace, Cabochon Sapphires and Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18 carat yellow Gold Necklace, Cabochon Sapphires and Diamonds An Oval central Motif and 13 Petals: all together 14 Cabochon Sapphires and 3 to 4 Carats of Diamond...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Yellow and White Gold Convertible Link Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Link Convertible Necklace in 18k Yellow and White Gold. A weighty opera-length link necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels that detaches into several pieces for a...
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 'Frivole' Yellow Gold and Diamond Necklace, Large Model
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 'Frivole' pendant necklace crafted in mirror-polished 18 karat yellow gold and set with an estimated 0.16 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds (E-F, VS...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris 1948 Platinum and Marquise Diamond Fringe Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A diamond and platinum necklace with a graduating fringe of nineteen round, baguette, and marquise diamonds suspended from a neck chain of baguette and brilliant-cut diamonds; mounte...
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Vintage 1940s Retro More Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels VCA Rabbit Pendant and Necklace 18 Karat Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 18K yellow gold necklace with a massive Rabbit Charm Pendant hallmark stamps and serial numbers( VCA and 18K) on both the pendant and the chain. 30 x 28 ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Palm Leaf Gold and Diamond Necklace, circa 1950s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A gold and diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels, Paris, France, ca. 1950s. The collar necklace has 16 gold links in the shape of palm leaves - the centre five are also adorned wi...
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Vintage 1950s Retro Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Yellow Gold Zip Necklace and Ear Clips
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels has transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary by taking the humble zipper and revamping it into one of their most iconic pieces, the Zip Necklace. The Zip ne...
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Vintage 1950s More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Gold Necklace with Coral and Diamond
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This Vintage Alhambra necklace is one of the most iconic Van Cleef & Arpels creations since 1968. Chic, elegant and timeless, the necklace is a great addition to your jewelry collect...
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Vintage 1970s More Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Link Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Link Necklace features 77 round brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated total weight of 1.5 Carats E Color VS Clarity. Necklace...
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Late 20th Century Modern Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Sapphire Ruby Gold Necklace Bracelet and Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
A stunning vintage parure by Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, comprising a bracelet, necklace and pair of earrings. Necklace and bracelet in the form of three rows of cultured, saltwater pe...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Choker Necklaces

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

1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise and Diamond Yellow Gold and Platinum Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A classic and chic Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Necklace with one large pear-shaped turquoise cabochon; seventeen round & oval shape turquoise cabochons; four-hundred-and-seventy rou...
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Vintage 1950s Post-War Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, Turquoise, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Sapphire and Diamond Necklace and Earring Demi Parure
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and elegant necklace and earring demi parure set centered with an impressive pear shape yellow sapphire accented with round brilliant-cut diamonds matched with two large ...
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20th Century Retro Drop Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 'Vintage Alhambra' Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 'Vintage Alhambra' pendant necklace crafted in 18 karat yellow gold features a single mother-of-pearl clover-inspired motif. Signed VCA, Au750, with seri...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Pendant Necklace 18 Karat Gold and Diamond
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Shows signs of minor wear. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 17.5", Pendant: 14.75x14.75 mm Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Vintage Alhambra Pen...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Vintage Diamond Sautoir Necklace and Bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1970s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage diamond sautoir necklace/ bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, c.1970s, the long necklace formed of repeating motifs of three round brilliant cut diamonds in claw sett...
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Vintage 1970s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Pendant Necklace 18 Karat Gold and Carnelian
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Shows signs of moderate wear. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 16", Pendant: 14.90x14.90 mm Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Vintage Alhambr...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Bead Necklace Cultured Pearls, 18 Karat Gold and Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Bead Necklace Cultured Pearls 2 rows The necklace is signed VCA and numbered No.9116CS Diameter of the beads approximately: 7mm Clasp in 18 carat white Gold 750 an...
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1990s Beaded Necklaces

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Cultured Pearl, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Necklace Semi-Rigid in 18 Carat Gold and Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Necklace Semi-rigid articulated in 18 carat Yellow Gold set with 7.79 carats of Diamonds. Interlaced Ribbon set with Diamonds on the Front of the Necklace. The Nec...
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1990s More Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra 10 Motifs Necklace 18K White Gold and Mother
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear and slight discoloration on pendants, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Protective Case Measurements: Height 18", Width 0.5" Designer: Van Cleef...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Gold 0.20 Carat Diamond and Chrysoprase Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Do you consider yourself gem-obsessed? Take a closer look, then, at this must-have. The Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18K Yellow Gold 0.20 ct Diamond & Chrysoprase Necklace is a stunner...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Chrysophrase, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif Necklace 18 Karat Gold and Onyx
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Shows signs of faint wear. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 14" Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif Necklace 18K Yell...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Necklace and Earrings Bridal Suite 128 Grams 18k Gold, Estate
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Scarsdale, NY
Van Cleef & Arpel Necklace & Earrings Bridal Suite 128 Grams 18 K Gold, Estate One of our premium Neckalce and matching earring set from our Bridal collection. in 18 karat yellow ...
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2010s More Necklaces

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18k Gold, Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Charm Pendent ARD31900
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Wilmington, DE
18k White Gold Diamonds 0.43 ARD31900
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Flower Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Pear-shaped petals of 18 karat yellow gold are embellished with yellow sapphires and fashioned into a flower, it’s center punctuated with a cluster of white diamonds. The esteemed ho...
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Late 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Carat Yellow Gold and 6 Ct Diamond Collar/Choker Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Scarsdale, NY
A prestigious piece by Van Cleef & Arpels, this flexible collar necklace is pavé set with an opulence of white diamonds, weighing approximately 6 carats , all finely mounted in 18...
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1990s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic White and Grey Mother of Pearl White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Magic White And Grey Mother Of Pearl Alhambra Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 3 x 21mm white & grey mother of pearl alhambra stones 4 x 15mm white & grey mother o...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

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Pearl, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Gold 0.65 Carat Diamond and White Coral Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace is crafted from 18K yellow gold and weighs 45.7 grams. It is presented with a 14” chain and a white coral pendant that measures 1.14” in leng...
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1980s Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Suite
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Brownsville, PA
A, beautiful 1980's Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, bracelet and earrings suite. This, set feature a lovely 15" in choker style diamond necklace stamped VCA B2406A17 French Hallmarks. I...
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20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Bead Necklace with 18ky Gold and 3.00 Carat of Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels multi-strand ruby bead necklace with 3.00 carats of round diamonds set in an 18k yellow gold clasp and four 18k yellow gold accents. This necklace measur...
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Late 20th Century Beaded Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Butterfly Pendant 18 Karat Gold and Turquoise
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Shows signs of moderate wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 16", Pendant: 8.0x11.0 mm Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Sweet A...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Maharajah of Baroda Pearl Diamond Choker and Bracelet Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
From the Collection of Maharaja Baroda with Harry Winston Certificate Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Diamond Platinum Choker and Bracelet Set, circa 1950. Materials: Platinum: 93 grams ...
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Vintage 1950s Art Deco Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Heart Pendant 18 Karat Rose Gold and Carnelian
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Shows signs of minor wear. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 16", Pendant: 8.85x8.20 mm Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Sweet Alhambra Heart Pen...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arples 'Vintage Alhmabra' White Gold and Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 'Vintage Alhambra' pendant necklace crafted in 18 karat white gold features a single clover-inspired motif set with an estimated 0.48 carats of round bri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

VCA Necklace and Bracelet with Diamond Coral and Onyx
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
The necklace is finely crafted in 18k yellow gold with coral ,onyx and diamonds weighing approximately total of 36.00 carat. Sign by Van Cleef.
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Vintage 1960s Choker Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Necklace Earrings and Bracelet Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Turquoise Necklace Earrings and Bracelet Set Total diamond weight approximately 36-42 carats Necklace 15 ½ ins., Bracelet 7 ins. Earrings 2 ins. With origina...
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Vintage 1970s Retro Bracelets

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Diamond, Turquoise, Platinum

VCA 3.83ct Colombian Emerald and Diamond Platinum Necklace with French Hallmarks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Van Cleef & Arpels platinum Colombian emerald and diamond necklace with French hallmarks. The centerpiece of this necklace is a 3.83 carat pear shape Colombian emerald accompanied b...
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1990s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Perlee Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Van Cleef&Arpels Name:Perlee Diamond Pendant Necklace Material :Diamond , 750 K18 YG Yellow Gold Comes with:Van Cleef & Arpels box, case, VCA certificate x 2 (Aug 2016) Necklac...
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2010s More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Long Chain Gold Necklace 129.7g
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:VanCleef&Arpels Name:Long chain gold necklace Material:750 K18 YG yellow gold Weight :129.7g(Approx) neck around 約80cm /31.49in(Approx) Width(inch):7.22mm / 0.28in(Approx) Com...
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Vintage 1980s More Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Alhambra Pendant Necklace and Ear Clips
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Boston, MA
Taking design cues from traditional Moorish architecture and imbued with the luck of a four leaf clover, the Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra is one of the firm’s most enduring and collec...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in San Antonio, TX
VCA adjustable tassel necklace. 3.18 carats of diamonds set in 18kt gold. Signed #22591, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS MADE IN FRANCE
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Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18k yellow gold and diamond necklace. Consisting of 52 round and 11 marquise shape links. The links 25.8set with total of 85 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing ...
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Vintage 1980s Artist Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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.


Finding the Right Necklaces for You

We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners. Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this universally beloved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume-jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt. 

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