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Van Cleef and Arpels Yellow Gold Collar
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1980s Van Cleef and Arpels yellow gold choker necklace. This variation is for a medium size
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Early 19th Century French Contemporary Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold

Van Cleef And Arpels Diamond Clip Earrings Paris
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef and Arpels Earrings of a Hoop Designed Earrings. Rows of Tapering Pave Set Diamonds Est
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1990s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Used Van Cleef And Arpels Diamond Clip Earrings Paris
Van Cleef And Arpels Diamond Clip Earrings Paris
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Van Cleef and Arpels Gold and Turquoise Desk Clock
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Gold and Turquoise Desk Clock This beautiful desk clock features a turquoise
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1980s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Frivole Diamond Pendent Chain Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Pendent Chain Necklace. Frivole collection. Frivole Mini Pendant
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21st Century and Contemporary European Aesthetic Movement Van Cleef And Arpels Used

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin Beautiful Van Cleef and Arpels tie pin with ten
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Early 19th Century French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Van Cleef And Arpels PillBox 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef and Arpels Woven 18k Yellow Gold Pillbox Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 1" Signed and Numbered
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1960s American Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Earrings A pair of earrings by Van Cleef and Arpels set
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20th Century French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Amethyst Diamond Yellow Gold 18K Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels important Amethyst Diamond Yellow Gold 18K Ring. This Van Cleef & Arpels ring
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Late 20th Century European Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Amethyst, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Ropework and Diamond Hoop Earrings, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Van Cleef and Arpels Ropework and Diamond Hoop Earrings made in 18k Yellow Gold. The
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20th Century Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Hematite Necklace and Earrings Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and Hematite Necklace and Earrings Set. Necklace: Length: 35.00
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Late 20th Century European Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Hematite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Yellow Gold 18K Set Earrings Necklace 1980S
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage basket weave wide Yellow Gold 18K Set composed by Earrings and
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1980s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels "Angel's Skin" Coral and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Angel Skin Coral and Diamond Cocktail Ring. 1 Cabochon angel skin coral with
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef And Arpels Diamond Bracelet 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
. 20 cts of D E VVS Quality Diamonds, Signed Van Cleef and Arpels with Numbers NY xxxx circa 1960s
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef and Arpels Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Maltese Cross Brooch A fancy yellow old mine
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1950s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Yellow Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef And Arpels Diamond and Amethyst Bracelet Platinum.
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef And Arpels diamond and amethyst line bracelet in platinum. The bracelet features 10
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Mid-20th Century French Retro Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Amethyst, Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef And Arpels 18k yellow gold and diamond compact.
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef And Arpels 18k yellow gold and diamond compact. Made in France. The compact features
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Mid-20th Century French Artist Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Lapis Yellow Gold Shirt Stud Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Stamford, CT
Four piece shirt stud set in lapis and 18k gold from Van Cleef and Arpels. Rare complete four piece
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Estate Van Cleef and Arpels 18K Gold Socrate Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Houston, TX
Van Cleef and Arpels 18K yellow gold earrings from the Socrate collection. The earrings feature
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Iconic Van Cleef and Arpels Day and Night Sapphire Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Day and Night Sapphire Earrings - A pair of 18 karat gold earrings set with
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1970s American Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Mother of Pearl and Coral Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Mother of Pearl and Angel Skin Coral gold necklace. A beautiful combination
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20th Century French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Coral, Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and Textured Gold Bracelet, ca. 1940s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond 18k Gold Bracelet, ca. 1940s A very chic and well wearable diamond
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1940s French Retro Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Clematis Yellow Gold, Wood and Diamond Flower Clip Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Created by Van Cleef and Arpels in France in 1972’s. It is made of 18K yellow
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1970s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Perlee Variation 18K Rose Gold Ring with Pouch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Aventura, FL
Van Cleef and Arpels’ explains this creation as a beaded border. A series of ascending and
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond, Necklace & Earrings, French, Maker's Mark
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
"Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace and Earrings set with Ruby and Diamonds. French, Maker's Mark for
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20th Century Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Pair of Estate 18k Van Cleef and Arpels Feather Brooches
Located in New York, NY
Experience the luxury and elegance of this Pair of 18k Van Cleef and Arpels Feather Brooches
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1960s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Link Necklace
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Link Necklace. Featuring eight round
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1980s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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

Van Cleef and Arpels No Heat Oval-Cut Ruby 18k Yellow Gold GRS Certified Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
From the famed house of Van Cleef and Arpels, this ring centers an 8.85 carat oval-cut unheated
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Late 20th Century French Modern Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Ruby, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 1970's Van Cleef and Arpels Green Chrysoprase and Diamond Dress Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage Van Cleef and Arpels diamond and chrysoprase dress ring set in 18k yellow gold
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1970s British Retro Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Emerald Diamond Stacking Band
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Stacking Band Green Emerald Cabochon & Diamonds Stacking Ring, this variation
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1970s American Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Beryl, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Lady Arpels Féerie Rouge Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18K White Gold Diamond: 182 stones, 3.06 carats A truly protective muse, the fairy watches over the passage of time. With her magic wand, she draws the hours, while one of her grac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond

Van Cleef and Arpels Braided White Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels bangle bracelet circa 1990's featuring a braided design in glimmering
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1990s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Coral and Lapis Ring Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Each ring set set with one carved fluted coral or carved fluted lapis lazuli set with a diamond set in the center 18 yellow gold. Signed and numbered VCA Ring Sizes: 6
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1970s French Retro Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Coral, Diamond, Lapis Lazuli

Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage Alhambra Lapis Lazuli Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Ring features Lapis Lazuli lucky clover Motif. 18k yellow gold
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1970s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Coral Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous pair of authentic Van Cleef & Arpels earrings featuring a carved coral which acts as a
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1990s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Gold and Diamond Minaudière Box Clutch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Circa 1960's VCA Minaudière Diamond Clasp Includes Smaller Pill Box Also Signed and Numbered. The beautiful Minaudière Clutch Has Long Been a Staple Accessory of VCA Since 1930's 6...
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Platinum Pearl and Diamond Swirl Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
These Van Cleef & Arpels earrings have lustrous pearls and sparkling diamonds in a swirl. The two
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

A fine diamond pendant necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
fancy chain. - Signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered - French assay marks - Stamped 750 - Pendant
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Late 20th Century French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Coral Butterfly Ring 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A beautiful Vintage 18k Yellow gold Coral Motif Butterfly Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is
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1970s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Blue Lapis Cufflinks 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks 18k Yellow Gold 4 polished Lapis Lazuli cylinder separated by a gold
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1970s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Steel Gold Lady Pierre Arpels Collection Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in PARIS, FR
Van Cleef & Arpels watch, Pierre Arpels model in steel and 18-carat yellow gold, gray dial with
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1990s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Gold, Steel

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond and Platinum Cadenas Watch, Circa 1930
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Diamond and Platinum “Cadenas” Watch; Back Winder; signed Van Cleef & Arpels, France; Circa 1930
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1930s French Retro Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef and Arpels Bouton d'or pendant and detachable clip
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
The Van Cleef & Arpels Bouton d'Or Pendant with Detachable Clip 18K yellow gold, Chrysoprase
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Chrysophrase, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Bouton d'or pendant and detachable clip
Van Cleef and Arpels Bouton d'or pendant and detachable clip
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Van Cleef and Arpels VCA Perlee Alhambra Gold Diamonds Full set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in PARIS, FR
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Trèfles (or Alhambra) bracelet, medium model, in yellow gold and diamonds
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2010s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Pisces Zodiac Pendant On A Chain Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
(Pisces) design by Van Cleef & Arpels. Crafted in 18K rose gold, this necklace is a mesmerizing blend of
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef And Arpels PURE Alhambra Mother Of Pearl Diamonds Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Earrings from the Iconic "Pure Alhambra Collection" features 2 lucky Clover
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2010s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Pearl, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Yellow Gold Coral and Diamonds Ring signed VCA
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Beautiful Van Cleef & Arpels ring in gardooned yellow gold, set with an important carved pink coral
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Late 20th Century French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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

Van Cleef and Arpels 18K White Gold Black Pearl and Diamond Cluster Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Van Cleef & Arpels' black pearl and diamond ring is a mesmerizing blend of elegance and mystique
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Black Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels 43106 watch. Vintage VCA Ladies 30mm wristwatch. La Collect
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Port Charlotte, FL
Today's offering showcases this Van Cleef & Arpels "La Collection" watch. It is a mid-sized watch
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Early 2000s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Stainless Steel

Van Cleef And Arpels 1970 Paris 18Kt Gold Clips Earrings With VVS Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of jeweled clips earrings designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Great clips created by the Maison
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1970s French Modernist Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Diamond and Amethyst Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef and Arpels cocktail ring featuring a vivid amethyst encased by 4 of the finest
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Early 2000s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Diamond and Amethyst Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef and Arpels cocktail ring featuring a vivid amethyst encased by 4 of the finest
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Early 2000s Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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

Van Cleef and Arpels 1970 Paris 18Kt Yellow Gold Ring 12 VS Diamonds Chrysoprase
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Jeweled ring designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. A vintage bombe colorful piece made in Paris France
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1970s French Modernist Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Chrysophrase, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels 1960 Paris Textured Leaf Earrings in Solid 18kt Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Unique pair of earrings created by Van Cleef & Arpels. Beautiful vintage pieces from the French
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1950s French Post-War Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels 18Kt Yellow Gold Rose De Noel Brooch with VVS Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful brooch designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very chic Rose de Noel flower brooch with
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1970s French Modernist Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels 18Kt Yellow Gold Rose De Noel Brooch with VVS Diamonds
Van Cleef and Arpels 18Kt Yellow Gold Rose De Noel Brooch with VVS Diamonds
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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Onyx Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Onyx And Diamond Ring By Van Cleef &and Arpels. 18 Karat Yellow Gold Ring Consisting Of Several
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1990s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Earrings and Brooch Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Earrings and Brooch Set An Important set of vintage Van Cleef
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Earrings and Brooch Set And important pair of Vintage Van Cleef
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Onyx and Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Onyx and Diamond Earrings Signed, Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. & numbered Gold
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1970s American Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Pendant Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Emerald Pendant Brooch An important vintage Van Cleef and Arpels brooch
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1960s French Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef Arpels Alhambra Necklace 20 motifs 18K yellow gold mother-of-pear
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage Alhambra long necklace, 20 motifs, 18K yellow gold, white mother-of
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21st Century and Contemporary European Van Cleef And Arpels Used

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Van Cleef And Arpels Used For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact van cleef and arpels used you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. You can easily find a 1848 antique edition and 471 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a van cleef and arpels used may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Take a look at a van cleef and arpels used featuring Diamond from our inventory today to add the perfect touch to your look. 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 cabochon alternatives. Most of our van cleef and arpels used for sale are for women, but there are 544 pieces available to browse for men.

How Much is a Van Cleef And Arpels Used?

The price for a van cleef and arpels used starts at $39 and tops out at $785,000 with these rings, on average, selling for $8,900.

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.

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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.