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Van Cleef L

Van Cleef & Arpels Georges L'Enfant four Gold, Platinum and Diamond Bangles
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Georges L'Enfant for Van Cleef & Arpels four Gold, Platinum and Diamond Bangle Bracelets, France twisted ribbed bangles spaced by platinum bands of round diamonds sig...
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Late 20th Century French More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels George L'Enfant Barquerolles Gold Diamond & Pearl Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
With gold, diamond, emerald, and pearl, this Van Cleef & Arpels necklace by George L'Enfant exudes a look that is bold and delicate at the same time. The 17-inch long necklace featur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1970 Paris George L'Enfant 18Kt Textured Band 2.57 Sapphire
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful ring designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Exceptional vintage piece made in Paris France in the atelier of George L'Enfant, circa 1970. This ring was crafted in solid yellow go...
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Vintage 1970s French Modernist Cocktail Rings

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Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Van Cleef & Arpels by Georges L'Enfant Taurus Zodiac Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bethesda, MD
Designed by Georges L'Enfant for Van Cleef & Arpels "Zodiaque medal Tauri" this Taurus Zodiac is attached to an Italian oval link 27 inch necklace. The pendant is part of the tradi...
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Vintage 1970s French Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels George L'Enfant Mid-Century Gold Angel Hair Collar
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Visually replicating a soft and supple couture fabric fringe, this Van Cleef & Arpels George L'Enfant mid-century gold angel hair collar is an incredibly stylish everyday wardrobe ac...
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Vintage 1960s French Modernist Choker Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Georges L'Enfant Mid-20th Century Diamond Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold and platinum earrings with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The earrings have 36 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of...
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Vintage 1960s French Dangle Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Gold Brooch by Georges L'enfant, Paris, 1950s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Braintree, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt gold brooch by Georges L'enfant. Made in France, Paris Circa 1950's. Signed, “V.C.A” 113402 George L'enfant Mark Georges L'enfant could be described as one o...
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Vintage 1950s French Contemporary Brooches

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels, George L'Enfant Chevron Necklace in Solid 18 Karat Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An extremely elegant vintage Van Cleef and Arpels chevron link necklace made of solid 18k yellow gold. The necklace is designed by George L'Enfant for Van Cleef and is composed of a...
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Vintage 1980s Unknown Retro Link Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Large Van Cleef & Arpels Zodiac Georges L'Enfant Sagittarius Pendent
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Cincinnati, OH
V.C.A. Zodiac pendant by Georges L'Enfant for Van Cleef and Arpels. The 1 5/8" ( without bale) 18k roundish pendant designed in the antique style with an image of a centaur for the...
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Vintage 1970s French Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef L For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the van cleef l you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. Find an antique version now, or shop for 7537 vintage or 2901 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. If you’re looking for a van cleef l from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat versions are of considerable interest. A van cleef l can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 4519 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. 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 uncut alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a van cleef l, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Van Cleef L?

On average, a van cleef l at 1stDibs sells for $9,133, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $1,950,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Van Cleef & 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 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, the 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.

Jewelry of the 20th Century

1stDibs offers a range of Buccellati jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While searching for the most stylish antique or vintage Buccellati jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Buccellati diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 102. This collection contains 246 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by and . Prices for Buccellati watches and jewelry can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $800 and tops out at $220,000, while pieces like these can sell for $9,800 on average.
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.