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Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very classy and elegant, this beautiful Emerald ring is created by the famed jewelry house of Van
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20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1960s VCA Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Sapphire Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This, beautiful and iconic dome ring from Van Cleef's & Arpels was made in the 1960's it
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20th Century Dome Rings

Materials

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

French Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Ring, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful emerald, ruby, and diamond yellow gold ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring is set with
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20th Century Bridal Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Platinum Ring Circa 1940
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond platinum ring, circa 1940. Set its centre with a
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Vintage 1940s European Retro Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Emerald 18k Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
VCA Emerald & Diamond Asymmetrical Stacking Ring. Pave Set Round Brilliant Diamonds and Emeralds TW
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Vintage 1970s French Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald and Diamond Three Flower Ring, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald and Diamond Three Flower Ring made in 18k Yellow Gold. Ring Size US 5
Category

20th Century Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Emerald Sapphire and Diamond Ring, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Emerald Sapphire and Diamond Ring made in 18k Yellow Gold. Ring Size US
Category

20th Century Bridal Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Canard Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Gold. Original Design Copyright by Van Cleef & Arpels. Size - 53 / 6.25 Signed - Van Cleef & Arpels
Category

Vintage 1960s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Fleurette Emerald Diamond Flower Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels ring from the classic Fleurette collection is crafted in 18k
Category

1990s French More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold

1970s Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Diamond Emerald-Cut Engagement Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond emerald-cut ring. Set to centre with a rectangular emerald-cut diamond
Category

Vintage 1970s French Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Fleurette Flower Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond And Emerald Flower Band Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 13 diamonds, VS1
Category

1990s French Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Emerald Yellow Sapphire Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond, Emerald and Yellow Sapphire Band Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 7
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Vintage 1980s French Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Sapphire, Yellow Gold

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

20th Century Bridal Rings

Materials

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

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PARIS 18k Yellow Gold, Emerald & Diamond Ring Retro 1950s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Apels Paris 18k Yellow Gold, Emerald & Diamond Cocktail Ring Retro 1950s Here is your
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 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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Vintage 1970s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Beryl, Emerald, 18k Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald & Diamond 18k Gold Fleurette Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Fine Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald And Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Fleurette Flower Ring. A
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20th Century French Cocktail Rings

Materials

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Ruby Sapphire and Diamond Three Band Stacking Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A Van Cleef & Arpels Trio Emerald Ruby Sapphire and Diamond Three Band Triangular Stacking Rings
Category

20th Century Band Rings

Materials

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Hawaii Tutti Frutti Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Hawaii Tutti Frutti Ring in 18k Yellow Gold. Diamond weight approx. 2.00 carats
Category

1990s American Wedding Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 2 Carat Emerald And Diamond Cocktail Dome Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Oval Cabochon Emerald And Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Cocktail Dome
Category

20th Century American Cocktail Rings

Materials

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

Rare Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Emerald Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Floral Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Fine Ruby, Emerald And Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Floral Flower Ring
Category

20th Century French Fashion Rings

Materials

Emerald, Ruby, White Diamond, Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Double Headed Swan Ring In Black Onyx With Diamonds Emeralds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A whimsical double headed swan ring by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1970s, the bypass style ring in 18ct
Category

Late 20th Century French Cocktail Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ring Gemstones Flower Design
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous and rare vintage ring by Van Cleef & Arpels made of 18k gold, featuring diamond, pink
Category

Vintage 1970s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Double Headed Coral Duck Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Finely crafted in 18k yellow gold with carved Coral, Diamonds, and Emeralds. Signed by Van Cleef
Category

20th Century More Rings

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arples Platinum Floral Cocktail Ring Ruby, Emerald, Sapphires
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
and some Chanel sandals for your day-look. Unsigned, Van Cleef & Arples a true piece of art. Ring
Category

Vintage 1950s French Cluster Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, White Gold

Van Cleef Inspired Set of Four Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire 18K Gold Rings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Four Van Cleef Inspired Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire 18K Gold Rings today and experience the joy of
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Vintage 1960s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Emerald 18 Karat VCA Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Explore your whimsical charming nature, with this glorious Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond
Category

Vintage 1980s French Retro Link Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold

VCA GIA 10.10ct Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
GIA-certified 10.10ct diamond and emerald ring in an 18k yellow gold mounting. The center diamond
Category

Vintage 1970s Unknown Art Deco Engagement Rings

Materials

Emerald, Diamond, Yellow Gold, Gold

Mellerio Paris, 2.50cts Colombian Emerald & Old Mine Diamond Ring, C.1940
By Mellerio Paris
Located in Paris, FR
resize if necessary. Condition : Weight: 10.66 grams Ring top measuring 2 cm x 1.5 cm Emerald : 9.34mm x
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Bridal Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Aletto Brothers Colombian Emerald, Diamond, Platinum and Gold Ring, Circa 2000
Located in London, GB
A Colombian emerald and diamond ring, set with a 2.40ct cushion shaped step-cut emerald, in an 18ct
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2010s American Modern Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum, Gold

David Webb Sapphire Ring
By David Webb
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Jacket paired with a Van Cleef Arpels bracelet! Ring is a size 6 and weighs 29.95g total.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

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

Vintage Tourmaline Ring 18k Gold French Estate Jewelry
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
and fashion. A quick look at the top 5 French jewelry companies — Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Hermes
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Vintage 1980s French Cocktail Rings

Materials

Tourmaline, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Andre Vassort 1960 France 18Kt Cocktail Ring with 1.02 Ct Diamonds Coral & Onyx
By Andre Vassort
Located in Miami, FL
note is the spectacular emerald, ruby, pearl and diamond crown made on behalf of Van Cleef & Arpels for
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Vintage 1960s French Post-War Cocktail Rings

Materials

Onyx, Diamond, Coral, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

1950s French Ruby Emerald Chrysoprase Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Bird Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
at that time by Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels. Moreover, the latter ordered many works from the
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Vintage 1960s French Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, Emerald, White Diamond, Chrysophrase, Gold, Yellow Gold, ...

Vintage 18 Karat Gold Diamond Turquoise Sapphire Ruby Emerald Love Birds Brooch
Located in Vilnius, LT
This is a lovely vintage Van Cleef & Arpels style brooch depicting three playful love birds sitting
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold

Retro Cartier Citrine Earrings 18k Gold Gemstones Clip-on Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
as Van Cleef & Arpels or Tiffany & Co. who are working with precious stones a lot, Cartier is
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Vintage 1940s British Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Citrine, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, White Gold

Vintage Cartier Charm Bracelet 18k Gold French Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
jewelry brands, such as Van Cleef & Arpels or Tiffany & Co. who are working with precious stones a lot
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Vintage 1980s French Charm Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Malachite, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vintage Brooch 18k Gold Gems Enamel Pin Clip Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
still up to date. Comparing to other famous luxury jewelry brands, such as Van Cleef & Arpels or Tiffany
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Vintage 1950s Unknown Retro Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Quartz, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Victorian 1837 Mughal Tutti Frutti Brooch In 17Kt Gold With Carved Gemstones
Located in Miami, FL
houses in Paris, such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron were specialists in this new fashion
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Antique 1820s British Early Victorian Brooches

Materials

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

Alexandre Reza, Rare Obsidian, Silver-Gilt, and Rock Crystal Circus Panther
Located in New York, NY
Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Harry Winston, Louis Gérard, and Van Cleef & Arpels. After more than
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20th Century French Art Deco Figurines and Sculptures

Materials

Rock Crystal, Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Silver

1950s Retro 18 Karat Gold Bouquet Precious Stones Brooch
Located in Poitiers, FR
of the 1950s. Our opinion: A vintage brooch of good quality in the style of the Van Cleef & Arpels
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Vintage 1950s French Retro Brooches

Materials

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

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Emerald Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York City, NY
A French Retro 18 karat gold and emerald ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring features a row of 5
Category

French Band Rings

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Emerald Cabochon and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This decadent vintage Van Cleef & Arpels cocktail ring features a gumdrop size cabochon emerald
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Cabochon Sapphire Diamond and Emerald Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
sapphire, surrounded by diamonds and emeralds. Ring size EU 51-52, US 5.5 - 6, sizeable Signed Van Cleef
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Vintage 1970s American Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Mystery Set Sapphire and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York City, NY
Bombe design ring set with an emerald cut diamond weighing approximately 3.35ct, framed by calibre
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American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

GIA Certified 5.28 Carat Corundum Sapphire and Antique Pear Diamond Bypass Ring
Located in Metairie, LA
emerald bypass ring tapered with baguettes. The design by Van Cleef & Arpels is still replicated to this
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Art Deco Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Untreated Green Emerald 5.00 Carat GIA Certified with Platinum and Diamond Ring
Located in Middletown, DE
of the clearest emeralds we have had in a while! This stunning ring RETAILS TODAY for $75,000 plus
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2010s American Art Deco Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Platinum Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A platinum and 18 karat gold ring with emeralds and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The ring has 5
Category

Vintage 1950s Unknown Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels ring, set with emeralds and approx. 0.54ctw in diamonds. The
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20th Century American More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Cluster Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Signed by Van Cleef and Arpels finely crafted in platinum ring featuring a beautiful oval shaped
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Vintage 1980s French Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond ring. The ring comprises of a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald and Diamond Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels emerald and diamond ring. The ring comprises of a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
approximately to 1.70 carats in this gorgeous 18K yellow gold ring from Van Cleef & Arpels. Ring Top
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Late 20th Century French Cocktail Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Emerald Band Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 1 round brilliant cut emerald total
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Vintage 1980s French Band Rings

Materials

Emerald, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cabochon Emerald Diamond Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
Van Cleef & Arpels ring featuring Vs1 E-F Color Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds, finished with 2
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Early 2000s French Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Platinum Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Style effortlessly radiates from each of Van Cleef and Arpels creations. Featuring an approximately
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Vintage 1970s French Cluster Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Braided Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
stones in this splendid ring that is designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. The emeralds weigh approximately
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Late 20th Century French Band Rings

Materials

Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Gold Cluster Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1960s, 18k, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York. Set with a stunning deep green 2.25 carat emerald
Category

Vintage 1960s American Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Gold Ring, 1970s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Sparkly and colorful band ring created by Van Cleef & Arpels New York in the 1970s. Timeless, chic
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Vintage 1970s American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Emerald Gold Flower Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
from Van Cleef & Arpels. Included Items: Manufacturer's Box Ring Size: 4.5 Ring Top Dimensions
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20th Century French More Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Emerald Cut Diamond Ring.
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A platinum and diamond ring. Van Cleef and Arpels serial number NY64154. Centering an emerald cut
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Vintage 1980s French Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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Van Cleef Emerald Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact van cleef emerald ring you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Our collection of these items for sale includes 138 vintage editions and 13 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a van cleef emerald 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 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. For this particular piece, 1 Carat and 1.5 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also emerald cut and brilliant cut versions for sale. Finding a van cleef emerald ring for sale for women should be easy, but there are 31 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Van Cleef Emerald Ring?

Prices for a van cleef emerald ring can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $1,450 and can go as high as $560,000, while this accessory, on average, fetches $9,600.

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 Rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bulgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. On 1stDibs, a range of buying guides can be found for those in the market for antique engagement ringsvintage engagement rings or Art Deco engagement rings

The most collectible antique engagement rings and vintage engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.

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