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Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

French

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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Creator: Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Mother of Pearl 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2346 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2013 RRP £3,950 Inc taxes / $ 4,200Excl taxes / 4,600 € Inc taxes Model ARA41800 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Mother of ...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Rose Hammered Gold Vintage Alhambra 18K Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2313 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2014 RRP £ 4,050 Inc taxes / $ 4,300 Excl taxes / 4,650 € Inc taxes Model VCARN9T400 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Weight 9.6 g Co...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Spring Lady Bug Bracelet In 18k Rose Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Spring Lady Bug Bracelet In 18k Rose Gold Lady bug in rose gold, onyx and carnelian with open wings sat on gold link chain ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18Kt Yellow Gold Perlee Diamond Bangle Size Medium
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels bangle features a floral motif with a beaded border and is crafted in 18k yellow gold and accented with 80 round brilliant D-E-F diamonds weighing an estimated 1.7...
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2010s Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Flying Beauties Diamond Gold Butterfly Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This rare and colletible vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the iconic Flying Beauties collection is crafted in textured 18k yellow gold and accented a solitaire brilliant-cut ...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Socrate Earrings, large model
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This striking Van Cleef & Arpels pair of pierced earrings with French clips from the celebrated Socrate™ jewelry collection feature a delicate floral motif crafted in 18K white gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Blue Agate Vintage Alhambra 10 Motif Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2294 Comes With Box Only Date 2019 RRP £9,000 Inc taxes / $ 9,550 / 10,500€ Inc taxes Model ARP34800 Serial Number JA****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Agate Weight 24 g Leng...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee 18K Rose Gold Bracelet Size Small
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Sleek, sophisticated, and incredibly elegant, this 18K Rose Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee bangle bracelet will put the perfect finishing touch on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Guilloché 18K yellow gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2293 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2019 RRP £3500 Inc taxes / $3700 exc taxes / 4000 € Inc taxes Model ARP4KL00 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Weight 6.5...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Vintage Alhambra Earrings, White Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tucson, AZ
Van Cleef & Arpels earrings in Turquoise, white gold. Maker: Van Cleef & Arpels Accessories: Boxes and the earrings only. No certificate. Condition: Like-new pre-loved condition. ...
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Early 20th Century European Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Turquoise, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Mother of Pearl Yellow Gold Ring Size 52
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2490 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2014 Model ARF79052 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Mother of Pearl Weight approx 11 g Ring Size 52 Size Chart Condition Ex...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1967 Paris Bambo Clips-On Earrings In Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Hoops earrings designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very rare vintage pair of clips-on earrings, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Van Cleef & Arpels, back in the 1967. The...
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1960s French Modernist Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Wood Diamond 18K White Gold Butterfly Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bellmore, NY
The Van Cleef & Arpels Wood Diamond 18k White Gold Butterfly Brooch is a breathtaking testament to the brand's mastery of craftsmanship and creativity. This exquisite piece seamlessl...
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold Flower Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2283 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2010 Model ARD32300 Serial Number BL****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Diamond Weight approx 5.6 g Width approx 2.2 cm Condition Excellent ___...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Guilloche Carnelian Rose Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2491 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2021 RRP £4,700 Including taxes / $5,000 Excluding taxes / €5,500 Including taxes Model ARP7RP00 Serial Number JC****** Metal 18k Ro...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Carnelian, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1970 Paris Hoops Earrings In Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Hoops earrings designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Fabulous statements pair of hoops-earrings, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Van Cleef & Arpels, back in the 1970's. Th...
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Mother-of-Pearl White Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2544 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2011 Model ARA40100 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k White Gold Stones Mother of Pearl Weight approx 57 g Length approx 84 cm Condition Excelle...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage VCA 0.52ct Diamond & Onyx Cocktail Ring, 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A captivating vintage VCA ring showcasing a striking combination of onyx and pave-set round brilliant-cut diamonds arranged in a V-shaped design. The diamonds have an approximate tot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Art Deco Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Diamond, Onyx, Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Round Diamond Three Stone 18k Yellow Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Natural Diamond Round Cut Three Stone 18k Yellow Gold Ring. A stunning vintage ring with a classic three stone design. Set with three fine natural round b...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Modernist Three Color Hoops Earrings in Solid 18Kt Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Hoops earrings designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very attractive and beautiful hoops earrings created in Paris France by the iconic jewelry house of Van Cleef & Arpels. These earring...
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Late 20th Century French Modernist Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Byzantine 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2346 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2013 RRP £3,950 Inc taxes / $ 4,200Excl taxes / 4,600 € Inc SKU AT-2282 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2010 Model ARA49500 Serial Number BL****** M...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Hammered 18K Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2454 Comes With Box Only Date 2012 RRP £ 4,050 Inc taxes / $ 4,300 Excl taxes / 4,650 € Inc taxes Model VCARO1IH00 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Weight Approx 8...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum Diamond Choker Necklace 10.00ct TDW
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An elegant platinum diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The necklace features stations alternating between 1 and 3 round brilliant cut diamonds with a decorative surround. A tota...
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1970s Unknown Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and 18k Yellow Gold Butterfly Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2284 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2010 Model ARD33000 Serial Number BL****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Diamond Weight approx 6.05 g Width approx 2.4 cm Condition Excellent Ot...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Heart Ring And Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Very Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Heart Ring AND Pendant. A unique and rare piece by Van Cleef & Arpels. A diamond set heart that measures 9mm x 10.2mm ac...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 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. A stunning vintage ring with a unique floral design typical of Van Cleef & Arpels,...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Animals Lapis Malachite Humming Bird Yellow Gold Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2403 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2019 Model Lucky Animals Serial Number VCARP2B000 Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite Weight Approx 14.7 ...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vinatge Alhambra Malachite and 18K Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
The iconic Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Malachite earrings! The earrings display a vibrant banded Malachite stone, surrounded in the VCA beaded frame, with an omega clip and ...
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Late 20th Century French Revival Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ladie's Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Rose Gold Sweet Alhambra Diamond Watch 23mm
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Ladie's watch from the "Sweet Alhambra" collection finely crafted in an 18K rose gold case and beaded bezel measuring 23mm , featuring 185 round brilliant cut pa...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Art Deco Wristwatch Platinum Diamond Manual Wind
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant and timeless jeweled Art Deco lady's watch created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s. The watch is made of platinum (tested & hallmarked) and encrusted with Old European cut...
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1930s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Tubogas Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New Orleans, LA
This exceptional Van Cleef & Arpels necklace is a wonder of retro design. This necklace is comprised of a revolutionary, flexible Tubogas link chain of 18K yellow gold. Slightly rais...
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20th Century French Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Pendant Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Pendant Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Line: Vintage Alhambra Material: Yellow gold (18K) Conditio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Diamond Yellow + White Gold Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow and White Gold Ruby and Diamond Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 2 round brilliant cut diamonds, VVS1 Clarity, E Color and 2 princess cut Rubies. This rare and authentic...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Diamond, Ruby, Yellow Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef&Arpels Vintage Alhambra Turquoise Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
Brand : Van Cleef&Arpels Description: Van Cleef&Arpels Vintage Alhambra Turquoise Necklace Metal Type: 750WG/White Gold Weight 5.7g Condition: Preowned; small signs of wearing Box ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee Diamond 3 Rows Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Perlee diamond band ring by Van Cleef & Arpels. The Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Perlee Diamond 3 Rows Band Ring features three rows of shimmering diamonds. E...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra butterfly earstuds 18K yellow gold MOP
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bilbao, ES
Sweet Alhambra butterfly earstuds 18K yellow gold, Mother-of-pearl VCARN5JM00 Jacques — the nephew of Estelle Arpels, who founded Van Cleef & Arpels with her husband, Alfred, in 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee 18K White Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Intricate beadwork lines the perimeter of this sleek, sophisticated Van Cleef & Arpels Perlee bracelet. Shimmering 18K White Gold gives it a luminous quality, while the brands signat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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18k Gold, White 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 sapphire and emerald. The dome part is encrusted with a flower design with the sapphi...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Pink Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arples Vintage Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
Brand : Van Cleef & Arples Description: Van Cleef & Arples Vintage Alhambra Necklace Condition: Preowned; small signs of wearing Box - Included Papers -Included
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Malachite Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2505 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2017 RRP £ 2,990 Inc. taxes/$3,200 Excl taxes/3,500 € Inc taxes Model VCARO9VA00 Serial Number JE**** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones M...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Mother-of-Pearl Yellow Gold Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2483 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2015 RRP £6,200 Including taxes / $6,600 Excluding taxes / €7,200 Including taxes Model VCARA36300 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold Lapis Limited Edition Vintage Alhambra Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare pair of limited edition Vintage Alhambra 18 karat yellow gold and lapis lazuli necklaces by Van Cleef & Arpels. Each necklace measures 16" in length and can be worn separately ...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Heart Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18K yellow gold Sweet Alhambra heart necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. Clasp closure. 0.375" width, 16" length.
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpel Three Butterfly Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bethesda, MD
Indulge in the timeless elegance of the Butterfly Collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, where masterful craftsmanship meets nature's delicate beauty. This iconic necklace showcases three...
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Mid-20th Century American Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, 18k Gold

Van Cleef Arpels 18k White Gold Turquoise Vintage Alhambra Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels "Vintage Alhambra" bracelet, designed with five turquoise clover-shaped stations in beaded 18k white gold frames, the stations on an 18k white gold cable chain. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Turquoise, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Textured Bombe Cocktail Ring in solid 18 kt Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 1970 Textured Bombe Cocktail Ring in Solid 18Kt Yellow Gold Textured Bombe Cocktail ring from Designer Van Cleef & Arpels Size 5.5 Weight of 18 Karat gold 25 gm Ar...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Tiger Eye Yellow Gold 20 Motifs Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2538 Comes With Box Only Date approx 2015 RRP £17,300 Incl taxes /$ 18,400 Excl taxes / 20.100 € Incl taxes Model VCARD39900 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stone...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Tiger's Eye, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arples Vintage Alhambra Bracalet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Oyster Bay, NY
Brand : Van Cleef & Arples Description: Van Cleef & Arples Vintage Alhambra Bracalet Condition: Preowned; small signs of wearing Box - Included Papers -Included
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arples Malachite Magic Alhambra Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Here we have a luxurious pair of 18ct yellow gold malachite earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels from their Magic Alhambra collection. Each piece showcases 3 four leaf clover motifs set to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

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Malachite, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Zodiaque Medal Geminorum Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2511 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2022 RRP £2,280 Inc taxes / $ 2,430 Excl taxes / 2,650 € Inc taxes Model Pendant :ARP7SV00/ Necklace:ARP7U600 Serial Number Pendant JC******/Ne...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pure Alhambra Diamond White Gold Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the iconic Pure Alhambra collection features the lucky clover pendant crafted in 18k white gold and set with brilliant-cut round diamon...
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2010s Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Byzantine Alhambra Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2504 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2023 RRP £2,750 Incl taxes / $2,920Excl taxes / €3,200 Incl taxes Model ARD38900 Serial Number JD****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Weight...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Zodiaque medal Leonis 18k Yellow Gold Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2517 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2024 RRP £2,280 Incl taxes/ $ 2,430 Excl taxes / 2 610 € Incl taxes Model VCARP7SO00 Serial Number JF****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold We...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Mother-of-Pearl Onyx Tiger Eye Lucky Animals
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2510 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2017 RRP £6,150 Inc taxes / $ 6,550 Excl taxes / 7,150€ Incl taxes Model VCARP2AZ00 Serial Number JA****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Onyx, ...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Onyx, Tiger's Eye, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpel MOTHER OF PEARL Butterfly Necklace Sweet Alhambra Yellow gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Alhambra Butterfly Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra MOTHER OF PEARL Limited Edition The butterfly suspended from a fine link chain Metal: 18K yellow gold...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Malachite Vintage Alhambra 5 Motif Bracelet VCARL80900
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous 18k yellow gold malachite bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels, from the Vintage Alhambra collection. The bracelet features 5 iconic 4 leaf clover motifs, each with a beaded edg...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Butterfly Diamond Lapis Lazuli Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the timeless Flying Beauties collection is crafted in 18k yellow gold and features a butterfly pendant with lapis lazuli wings ...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Diamond Paved Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2261 Comes With Pouch Only RRP £7,500 Inc taxes / $ 7,950 Excl taxes /8,700 € Inc taxes Model VCARA45300 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Diamond Weight app...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Van Cleef & Arpels diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 1,066, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 1,513 pieces in this collection 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 Boucheron, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., and Andre Vassort. Prices for Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $650 and tops out at $3,600,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $17,579.
Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Yes, many people feel that VCA jewelry is worth it. One of the world's foremost jewelry houses, Van Cleef & Arpels is particularly noted for its focus on technical virtuosity, craftsmanship and artistry. Van Cleef & Arpels produces jewelry that projects the wearer's taste and style and is carefully made to stand the test of time. 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. Explore a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What the flower is on Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry varies. Artisans at the luxury jewelry house have drawn inspiration from several types of flowers over time, including roses, chrysanthemums, peonies and daisies. Floral designs are frequently set with gemstones at their center and feature glittering pavé petals. 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. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Many notable people wear Van Cleef & Arpels. During the 1970s, celebrities like Françoise Hardy, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor helped make the luxury jewelry maker famous worldwide by sporting pieces from the Alhambra collection. Today, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Sienna Miller, Mariah Carey, Kate Middleton and many other celebrities step out wearing pieces made by the luxury jewelry house. Explore a selection of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Van Cleef & Arpels is popular because it has been focused on technical virtuosity, craftsmanship and artistry since the brand's early days. 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. One of the world's foremost jewelry houses, Van Cleef has also gained very prominent fans over the years, which definitely contributes to its popularity. The house's clients have included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich and Jacqueline Onassis. British royals, whom have long been influencers when it comes to jewelry and fashion, are among the world's countless devotees of Van Cleef's Alhambra collection. In the aughts, Reese Witherspoon was routinely photographed in her onyx Alhambra necklace. Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey were also seen sporting pieces from the collection. Find Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    No, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier are not the same. Although both are French and specialize in fine jewelry, they are different makers. Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels founded Van Cleef & Arpels, while Louis-François Cartier established Cartier. Explore a diverse assortment of Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    A few things are special about Van Cleef & Arpels. The French luxury jewelry maker is noted for its longstanding focus on technical virtuosity, artisanship and artistry. The maker is also known for its innovative 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 innovation was the Zip necklace, introduced in 1951, which can be worn either around the neck or, with the zipper closed, as a bracelet. Clients have also been drawn by the elegance and playfulness of Van Cleef & Arpels designers, as well as their attunement to the cultural climate. Over the years, its pieces have drawn inspiration from current events, such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the end of World War II and the 1960s interest in the Middle East and India. Shop a wide variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Van Cleef & Arpels is from France. In 1905, the luxury jewelry house opened its first boutique on the Place Vendôme, across from the Hôtel Ritz in Paris. Today, the company maintains its headquarters in the city. Shop a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Van Cleef & Arpels uses a variety of stones in its pieces. Some of the luxury jewelry maker's most common materials include malachite, mother-of-pearl, carnelian, onyx, turquoise, lapis lazuli, chalcedony and tiger's eye. In addition, there are Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with gemstones like diamonds, rubies and sapphires. There are even pieces featuring wood and S�vres porcelain. Shop a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1sDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    The most iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace is arguably the Alhambra. It features 20 clover-shaped motifs. When it debuted in 1968, each clover was formed from gold and had gold beads around its edges. In 1971, the house began making the motif from colorful opaque hard stones, including malachite, lapis lazuli, onyx, coral, tiger’s-eye and turquoise. Many celebrities, like Grace Kelly, Sharon Stone, Mariah Carey and Kate Middleton, have sported the necklace over the years. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklaces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The Van Cleef & Arpels clover represents luck, fortune, health and love, according to the brand. This motif is famously seen in the iconic Alhambra collection, but the luxury jewelry house has used four-leaf clover motifs in designs since the 1920s. Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    No, the Van Cleef & Arpels iconic shape is not a cross. Called the Alhambra, the shape is actually a four-leaf clover. As a young man, Jacques Arpels, the nephew of one of the jewelry maker's founders, was fascinated with the relationship that four-leaf clovers have long shared with good fortune. His Alhambra motif pays tribute to the lucky charm but also references the quatrefoils so prevalent in the Moorish architecture of Spain's stately Alhambra palace, which is where the series gets its name. Explore a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Yes, Van Cleef and Arpels has rose gold pieces. Some of the luxury jewelry maker's designs in 18-karat rose gold include the Alhambra necklace, the Félicité wedding band and the Perlée Signature bangle bracelet. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    To authenticate Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry, check for stamps. Authentic pieces will display either VCA or Van Cleef & Arpels plus a serial number, a metal hallmark and a trademark. Shop a collection of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry, the red stone is usually Brazilian carnelian, a type of semiprecious gemstone that typically comes from Greece and Asia. The luxury jewelry brand uses the stone in it’s Bouton d’or and Alhambra collections. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    Van Cleef & Arpels became popular early in the 20th century. Many trend-setting women of the time sported Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. The jewelry house’s fashion-conscious clients have included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Jacqueline Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor. Its popularity has continued to the present day. 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 in New York, as well as exhibitions at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, in 2013 and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2014. Find a wide range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    No single Van Cleef & Arpels stone is the most durable. A few stones commonly used by the jewelry maker compete for the title. Among them are carnelian, tiger's eye, onyx and agate. All four of these stones have a hardness rating of 7.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Keep in mind that how well you care for and store your jewelry, not just its materials, will impact its longevity. Following the care instructions provided by Van Cleef & Arpels can help your piece stand the test of time. Explore a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Yes, celebrities have been known to wear Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. Over the years, many trendsetters have been photographed wearing the jewelry maker's pieces. They include Mariah Carey, Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and Kate Middleton. Pieces from the Alhambra collection are especially popular with celebrities. Find a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 27, 2023
    Although opinions may vary, the most famous Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is arguably the Alhambra collection, which debuted in 1970. Jacques Arpels – the nephew of Estelle Arpels, who founded Van Cleef & Arpels with her husband, Alfred, in 1906 – liked to say, "To be lucky, you must believe in luck." This mantra is embodied in the four-leaf clover motif of the Alhambra collection, and it can be found in sketches in the house’s archives dating back to the 1910s. The quatrefoil shape also has architectural resonance, as it is found in Gothic and Renaissance structures and in such Moorish buildings as the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain, which inspired the name of this famed Van Cleef & Arpels line. Explore a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    Yes, Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry is usually made of gold. Specifically, the French luxury jewelry house typically makes necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and other pieces out of 18-karat yellow, white or rose gold. Find a selection of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 17, 2023
    The green stone on Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry varies by the piece. Often, the green gemstones are emeralds, but the luxury French jewelry house also creates pendants and other accessories that feature green malachite and tourmaline. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry.

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