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Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Byzantine Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the Byzantine collection showcases the ever so recognizable Alhambra motifs in shimmering 18k white gold. The necklace measures 16" in leng...
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Byzantine Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the Byzantine collection showcases the ever so recognizable Alhambra motifs in shimmering 18k white gold. The necklace measures 16" in leng...
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Byzantine Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the Byzantine collection showcases the ever so recognizable Alhambra motifs in shimmering 18k white gold. The necklace measures 16" in leng...
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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White 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 Byzantine Alhambra White Gold Link Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This classic long necklace from the iconic Byzantine Alhambra collection by Van Cleef & Arpels is crafted in 18k white gold and features a series of polished gold openwork Alhambra l...
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1990s Link Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Diamond White Gold Brooch Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef & Aprels diamond brooch depicting a butterfly and floral motif crafted in 18k white gold showcasing the finest Van Cleef & Arpels round brilliant cut diamonds. T...
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Early 2000s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole 9 Flower Diamond White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Frivole 9 Flower Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels With 327 brilliant round cut diamond VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approximately 5.12ct This necklace come...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Fancy Yellow, White Diamond Collar Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A prestigious piece by Van Cleef & Arpels, this flexible collar necklace is pavé set with an opulence of yellow and white diamonds, weighing approximately 7 and 15 carats respectivel...
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Vintage 1980s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Pure Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An 18k white gold Pure Alhambra necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace is composed of 14 iconic four leaf clover motifs, set to the centre with grey mother of pearl inlays and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Romance a Paris Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
This delightful necklace from the coveted House of Van Cleef & Arpels' Romance a Paris Collection, showcases a scene of romance and symbolizes the everlasting magic of love. The piec...
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Early 2000s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Turquoise, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond by the Yard White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond by the Yard necklace features 86 brilliant-cut round D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds of an estimated 5.20 carats bezel-set in 18k white gold. Made in...
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1990s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond White Gold Frivole Collar Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Diamond Collar Necklace in 18k White Gold. Four dynamic and dimensional flowers from the Frivole collection emerge from a moire-textured collar in grey sil...
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1990s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat White Gold 'Alhambra' Collar Necklace, 1998
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 karat white gold 'Alhambra' Collar Necklace, Circa 1998, consisting of 24 interlocking quatrefoil shape links measuring approximately 26.00 mm wide. In 1968 ...
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Late 20th Century Modern Chain Necklaces

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White 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

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 'Magic Alhambra' White Gold Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 'Magic Alhambra' pendant necklace crafted in 18 karat white gold features a single cloverleaf inspired motif in iridescent mother-or-pearl. Signed VCA, A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, White 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 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 Oiseaux De Paradis White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
Platinum Diamond Oiseaux De Paradis Pendant Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels With Round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color Total weight 1.65ct This necklace comes with VCA bo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Pink Opal 18 Karat White Gold 10 Motif Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This splendid Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the iconic Alhambra collection is crafted in 18k white gold and features 10 lucky clover motifs beautifully inlaid with natural pink op...
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Early 2000s Link Necklaces

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Opal, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Dentelle Diamond White Gold Neckalce
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels Dentelle collection necklace is crafted in 18k white gold and features a round open-work pendant set with brilliant-cut round D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds...
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Early 2000s Pendant Necklaces

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18k Gold, White 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 Yellow Gold White Coral Vintage Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels is from their Vintage Alhambra collection and features 20 White Coral motifs, made in 18k Yellow Gold. The Necklace has a secure springring clasp....
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Vintage 1970s Chain Necklaces

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Sapphire Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Birds of Paradise necklace showcasing a perfect gradient of multicolored sapphires, and round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Sapphire Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Birds of Paradise necklace showcasing a perfect gradient of multicolored sapphires, and round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace...
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2010s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Sapphire

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

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 Miroir Des Eaux Diamond Mother of Pearl White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Onyx Mother Of Pearl Diamond Miroir des Eaux Flower Pendant Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 32 round diamonds with approximate total weight of 2.50 - 3.00 carats...
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20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Onyx, Pearl, 18k Gold

18 Karat White Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Chain
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Stamford, CT
A wonderfully discontinued 32 inch 18Kt white gold chain by Van Cleef & Arpels. The Turquoise color is now discontinued as well as the chain. The weight of the chain is 103 grams. Se...
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Vintage 1960s Modern Chain Necklaces

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Turquoise, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Frivole 9 Motif 18 Karat White Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection: Frivole Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Length: 16.5 inches Stone: Diamonds Total Carat Weight: 5.12 ctw Accessories: Van Cleef and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Interchangable Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Interchangable Pendant Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels . This necklace comes with 3 interchangeable pendants. The pendants are Chalcedony, Black Onyx and Jade....
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Chalcedony, Diamond, White Diamond, Jade, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 9 Flower Frivole Necklace 18 Karat Gold with Pave Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 16.5", Pendant: 0.60x0.90 mm Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: 9 Flower Frivole Necklace ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Locomotive Charm
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A bi-color 18 carat gold locomotive charm, with two diamond headlights and one emerald headlight, signed and numbered: Van Cleef & Arpels, 97265, with an 18 carat gold Van Cleef & Ar...
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat White Gold Angle Filed Trace Chain
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection: Trace Chain Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Total Item Weight (gra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, White 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 Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold 3.46 Carat Diamond Y Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
The Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18K Yellow Gold 3.46 ct Diamond Y Necklace is a unique necklace to be cherished for years. This piece is made up of hexagonal links in 18K yellow gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat White Gold Byzantine Alhambra Chain
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Stamford, CT
Van Cleef and Arpels Discontinued Byzantine Alhambra Articulated Chain in White Gold. 32 inch long chain. The weight of the chain is 103 grams. Serial number BL 30349 bears French ma...
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Late 20th Century Link Necklaces

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18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Heart Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A classic pave diamond set heart pendant on a fine 18kt yellow gold chain necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The heart is set with 17 brilliant round cut diamonds (VVS clarity, E-F colo...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Button Pendant 1.00 Carat
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An 18 carat white gold diamond pendant by Van Cleef & Arpels. The pendant is a button motif set with round brilliant cut diamonds in the centre and around the outer edge. There are 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Gold 0.82 Carat Diamond Lapis, Coral & MOP Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This rare vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt yellow gold pendant/brooch is set with 0.82 carat of round diamonds, as well as coral, mother of pearl and lapis lazuli. It can be worn han...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Coral, Diamond, White Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Multi-gemstone, Pearl, Gold...

Van Cleef & Arpels Birds of Paradise Pink Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Van Cleef & Arpels Bird of paradise, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and pink sapphires mounted in 18 karat white gold. The brooch can be worn as a pendant as well and ...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Birds of Paradise Pink Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Van Cleef & Arpels Bird of paradise, set with brilliant-cut diamonds and pink sapphires mounted in 18 karat white gold. The brooch can be worn as a pendant as well and ...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold, White 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 & Arples 18 Karat Gold Diamond Sweet Alhambra Mini Pendant 0.08 Carat
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arples Sweet Alhambra mini pendant in 18k white gold. Set with 12 tiny round diamonds. Total carat weight 0.08. Diamond color DEF and clarity IF -VVS. Necklace length: 16...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Inspired Ballerina Sapphire Ruby Emerald Pendant Brooch
Located in Antwerp, BE
AIG Certification number: J90530098BE Gold: 18K Yellow Gold. Weight: 24,53 gr. Diamonds: 1,60ct. F-G / VVS-SI Yellow Sapphires: 16,00ct. ( 28 Yellow Sapphires ) Rubies: 2,89ct. (...
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1990s Pendant Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Alhambra White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace featuring 9 Alhambra stations pave set with the finest Van Cleef & Arpels diamonds in 18k white gold. The necklace measures 16" long and...
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef Arpels Byzantine Alhambra White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace showcasing the Alhambra motif alternating with oval links in 18k white gold. Sku: 908 Necklace Width: .47" Necklace Weight: 43.6 grams
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Openwork Butterfly Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Elegantly graceful and appealing, the enchanting butterfly motif is presented in this gorgeous necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels in a glamorous blend of prestigious 18K white gold and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic authentic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace featuring 9 motifs set with the finest Van Cleef & Arpels round brilliant cut diamonds in 18k white gold. Inventory ID: 0000558
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Early 2000s Chain Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond & White Gold Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chic and feminine necklace created by Van Cleef & Arpels. Popular Alhambra Collection. Nine diamond set clovers in 18k white gold. The necklace is 16.25" long. The clover measures ...
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20th Century More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Alhambra White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Weight: 10.9 TCW: .40 Length: 17in
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef Chrysoprase Diamond Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful torchon necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels with chrysoprase beads, clasped together by two marine not 18kt gold and diamond elements. Made in France, circa 1980
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Vintage 1980s Rope Necklaces

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Chrysophrase, White Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Choker Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 18k yellow gold Diamond Details: Approximately 2ctw of round brilliant diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity. Measurements: Necklace measures 16″ in length....
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Carved Ruby Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Vintage gem-set necklace, showcasing a petal-shaped carved ruby surrounded by pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamonds, in a twist-patterned 18k yellow collar, numbered 'N.Y. 52643' and...
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Vintage 1980s Drop Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Ref: COM1046 Serial Number: NY4****** Size: Necklace Length - 38cm, Necklace Width - 13.4mm Box & Papers: Xupes Presentation Box Material: 18k Yellow Gold, total weight - 99.40 g...
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21st Century and Contemporary Link Necklaces

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Large Lotus White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
A truly mesmerizing end extraordinary depiction of a lotus flower in a delightfully feminine and luxuriously lavish spirit, the pendant of this astonishing 18K white gold necklace fr...
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Late 20th Century Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Fleurette Large Diamond White Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
The essence of elegance and femininity is embodied in this sublime necklace designed by Van Cleef & Arpels for the exemplary "Fleurette" collection. Made of classy 18K white gold, th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Snowflake Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Designed as an openwork graduated band coming to a point, the front set with a series of circular-cut diamond snowflakes, alternating with pairs of circular-cut diamonds, within a ci...
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Late 20th Century More Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra White Gold Necklace 20 Motif
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra White Gold Necklace 20 Motif - Stunning White Gold Long necklace. 20 Mother of Pearl motifs. Pre-owned with Van Cleef & Arpels box and papers. H...
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Late 20th Century Drop Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Byzantine Alhambra 18 Karat White Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
The Van Cleef & Arpels “Byzantine Alhambra” necklace is crafted from 18K white gold and weighs 52.1 grams, measuring 16” in length. This jewelry piece is offered in estate conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, White 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. 

On 1stDibs, browse top designers like Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Bulgari, or shop by your favorite style, from eye-catching choker necklaces to understated links to pearl necklaces and more.