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Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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 Diamond Emerald Enamel 18k Yellow Gold Lion Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This iconic Van Cleef & Arpels brooch features a fabulous lion design crafted in 18k yellow gold and accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, green emerald eyes, and a black enamel nose...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Van Cleef & Arpels Invisible set Sapphire Bow
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Retro period Large Bow Brooch with Invisible Sapphire setting .
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20th Century French Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Vintage Diamond Emerald Gold Platinum Lion Cub Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Keep your baby lion cub close to you when wearing this adorable Van Cleef & Arpels Paris vintage diamond emerald gold and platinum brooch. With its black enamel nose, emerald eyes, a...
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1960s French Modernist Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Sapphire and Mabe Pearl Frog Pendant Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
A pin and pendant in one, this Van Cleef & Arpels creation would make a fine choice to reinvent your style with playful accessorizing. This 18K yellow gold piece of jewelry features ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Pearl, Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noel Gold Diamonds and Coral Large Clip Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noel Collection clip Brooch, measuring 2 inches in Diameter, comprised of 6 Light Pink Coral Pedals with an 18k Yellow Gold center set with 7 Round Brillia...
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Early 2000s French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Scarecrow Clip Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels gem studded yellow gold scarecrow clip brooch circa 1966. * ABOUT THIS ITEM: #P-DJ1018A. Scroll down for specific details. This charming little fellow is a marv...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin Beautiful Van Cleef and Arpels tie pin with ten round cut diamonds and cabochon ruby. Signed: VCA and numbered Metal Type: 18 karat ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Diamond Pin 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Lapel Pin Cabochon Cut Red Ruby Est .50 cts 16 Brilliant Cut Diamonds .50 cts Cute little flower pen 20 x 10 mm. Hallmarked VCA French Eagles head Workshop mark...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Large 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Wood Clematis Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels large clematis flower brooch, the flowerhead centering three round brilliant-cut diamonds within a gold wire spray surrounded by five carved wood petals each withi...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Spring Multi Gemstone 18k Rose Gold Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Van Cleef & Arpels Lucky Spring brooch is an exquisite piece of jewelry featuring an array of vibrant gemstones set in 18k rose gold. The design exud...
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2010s French Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquose Diamond 18 Karat Gold Papillon Butterfly Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed a stylized butterfly featuring inlaid turquoise wings  Opaque strong robin's egg blue in color Centering round brilliant cut diamonds  Bead set in body and graduating in size Weighing approximately 0.38 carat total G/H color with VS clarity  Completed by high polished finish Completed by hinged double pinstem with locking closure Stamped 750 with French assay marks for 18 karat gold Numbered and fully signed for Van Cleef & Arpels Circa: 2010; from the Papillon Butterfly...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow & White Gold Diamond Straw Hat Brooch VC11-120523
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
Shaped like a straw beach hat, this Van Cleef & Arpels brooch will add a touch of vintage charm to any ensemble. Crafted from a combination of 18K yellow gold and 18K white gold, a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Diamond Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Diamond Flower Bouquet Brooch. A bouquet brooch set with 11 turquoise and 35 round diamonds approximately 3.25 cts. Signed: Van Cleef & Arpels and...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1925 Paris Lapel Clip Watch Platinum With 2.17 Ctw Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Art deco lapel clip watch designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Fabulous and very rare lapel clip watch, created during the art deco period in Paris Fr...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels vintage 18kt. yellow gold Leaf brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Braintree, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels vintage 18kt. yellow gold Leaf brooch. Designer : Van Cleef & Arpels Made in France, Circa 1960's Fully hallmarked. (Van Cleef & Arpels, 750, Serial Number, Frenc...
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1960s European Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Chalcedony Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Chalcedony Flower Brooch A brooch featuring six blue chalcedony petals, 23 round cabochon sapphires, and approximately 3.30 carats of 78 round cut dia...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Chalcedony, Sapphire, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Platinum, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Diamond Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise & Diamond Brooch An 18 karat yellow gold flower motif brooch set with 76 round cut diamonds and 4 cabochon turquoise Signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. an...
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1960s American Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Diamond Red Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Pearl Diamond Red Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Gemstone: Diamond, Pearl M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Onyx Lion Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Onyx Lion Brooch in 18K Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Model: Lucky Animals Lion Gemstone: O...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond 18 Karat Gold Magnolia Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bethesda, MD
From Van Cleef & Arpels, this beautiful brooch is from the Magnolia collection. • Metal:18 Karat Yellow Gold • Circa: 1980s • Gemstone: 6 Diamonds=.49 carats • Weight: 11.4 grams • D...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1960s 18 carat gold sapphire and diamond flower brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
The design of this outstanding Van Cleef & Arpels 18 carat gold brooch from the 1960s centres around a 5.66 carat Ceylon sapphire. The centre stone is adorned with 18 round cut diamo...
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1960s American Contemporary Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Gemstone Floral Motif Brooch 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in MIAMI, FL
One beautiful brooch crafted by famed designer Van Cleef & Arpels. The brooch is crafted to depict a large flower as details are seen throughout. The brooch shows multiple layers ...
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1960s French Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Bird Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This vintage Van Cleef & Arpels brooch will serve as a stunning addition to any jewelry collection. The intricate design is crafted from 18K yellow gold and beautifully depicts a bir...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Black Mother-Of-Pearl ‘Rose de Noel’
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Black Mother-Of-Pearl ‘Rose de Noel’ brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. This brooch is designed in floral motif, featuring six Mother of Pearl petals and center set with eight round brill...
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Late 20th Century French Artist Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Art Deco Diamond and Platinum ‘Un Cercle’ Clip Brooch Circa 1931
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A fabulous Art Deco ‘Un Cercle’ clip brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels c.1931, the brooch of open circular form set throughout with brilliant cut diamonds, embellished to each side with baguette diamonds and to the centre front with an angular geometric motif channel set with baguette and brilliant cut diamonds, the lower half with cut out details adding to the contrast between the curved and straight edges, all in platinum with a hinged opening, the top right quarter folding forwards to allow the brooch to be clipped in place. This is an iconic VCA design that has featured in books and exhibitions on the jewellery of this prestigious Maison. An archival advert for ‘Un Cercle’ shows how versatile the clip is, the clever mechanism allowing it to be pinned easily to hats, clothing and even an evening bag. Anywhere you need a touch of pure glamour, pin the ‘Circle’ and it is instantly elevated. Maker Van Cleef & Arpels Period Circa 1931 Origin French Gemstones 14 x baguette diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.2cts 81 x brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 6.4cts Setting Platinum signed Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Bte SGDC numbered and with workshop mark for Rubel Freres and French assay mark Weight 23 grams Dimensions 4.9cm / 1.9” in diameter 0.5cm / 0.2” wide at narrowest point tapering to 1.1cm / 0.43” at widest point Condition Very fine Literature & Exhibitions See ‘Set in Style – The Jewellery of Van Cleef & Arpels’, Sarah D. Coffin p.225 for an image of this brooch design alongside an archival advert for it. Directors Notes The names of Jean and Robert Rubel are relatively unknown today but during the 1920s and 30s they ran one of the most important jewellery workshops in Paris. Responsible for creating many beautiful and iconic jewels of the period, predominantly for Van Cleef & Arpels, the firm was one of the ‘unsung heroes’ of French haute joaillerie in the first half of the 20th Century. Before emigrating from Hungary to France, the brothers had run a successful jewellery shop in their native Budapest. They settled in Paris and opened a workshop at 22 rue Vivienne, not far from the Place Vendôme, in 1915. They gradually built their business and reputation for fine quality craftsmanship and within ten years they were working for some of the most prestigious Parisian jewellers. One such client was Van Cleef & Arpels who began working with Rubel Frères sometime around 1923 and the two firms would go on to form a close working relationship that would last for twenty years. They remained in Paris, quietly creating their masterpieces for sale in the Place Vendome boutiques, until 1939. It was then that they were offered the opportunity to move to America where Van Cleef & Arpels had recently opened offices. The two brothers were asked to set up and supervise a workshop in New York which would make the Van Cleef jewellery...
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Mid-20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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White Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Butterfly Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Papillon 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Butterfly Brooch An openwork butterfly design with round brilliant-cut diamonds of ...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Bow Design Yellow Gold Pin Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Bow Design Vintage Brooch Pin by Van Cleef & Arpels. Details: Weight: 26 grams Measurements: 43mm x 22mm Stamped Hallmarks: VCA 750 DR01.00YG ...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18KYG Rose de Noel Diamond Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Naples, FL
Experience the epitome of luxury with the Van Cleef & Arpels Rose de Noël Brooch. Crafted in radiant 18k yellow gold, this masterpiece captures the essence of elegance and grace. Ado...
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20th Century European Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Bird Lapel Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Bird Lapel Pin, Italian 18 karat yellow gold, with a textured small bird motif and a spiral back; marked VCA, 18k, Made in Italy, 750 Size: width 1.5 cm, length ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Clematis Diamond Coral Gold Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Classic and delicate clematis flower brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels, set with six angel skin coral petals, and approx. 1.75ctw in FG/VVS diamonds. Brooch measures 2" x 2". Marked: VCA 750...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1960s Diamond Gold Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
1960s vintage Van Cleef & Arpels brooch, in 18k gold, with approx. 0.60ctw FG/VVS diamonds. Brooch measures 1 5/8" x 1 5/8". Hallmarked Van Cleef & Arpels, 750, 10400, French mark. W...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Bacchus Wine God Gold Brooch Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18k gold brooch, depicting Bacchus, the God of wine. Brooch measures 1.75" x 1.5". Hallmarked Van Cleef & Arpels, 35361. Weight of the piece - 19.8 grams.
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Platinum Bouquet Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This signed and numbered Van Cleef & Arpels platinum brooch is truly a work of art. The floral motif is beautifully crafted and adorned with diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. What m...
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20th Century French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Superb Rose de Noel Diamond Red Coral Gold Suite
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Superb Rose de Noel Diamond Red Coral Gold Suite Since the 1970’s Van Cleef & Arpels has celebrated the Christmas Rose by pre...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Heart Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This opulent Van Cleef & Arpels Heart Brooch will add charm and sophistication to any ensemble. It’s crafted from 18K Yellow Gold and measures 1.10” long by 0.90” wide. This jewe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Onyx 18k Gold Dog Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Fine and rare brooch by Van Cleef and Arpels, of French origin and circa late 20th Century. This brooch is made in the likeness of a small dog with a rolled up newspaper in its mout...
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels VCA Jester Diamond Coral Enamel Clip Brooch Yellow Gold Cased
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lisbon, PT
Van Cleef & Arpels (VCA) Mid-Century Jester diamond, coral and green enamel clip brooch in 18kt yellow and white gold, France, in maker’s case, circ...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ruby Butterfly Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A petite butterfly brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels dating from the 1980s. This abstract pin features a quatrefoil with oval-cut radiant rubies framed with white round brilliant diamonds...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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

Antique Jade Lily Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in METAIRIE, LA
Antique Circa 1920 [Attributed to the French Lalique pieces - same era] The Latin word for this type of flower [Lily] is 'Lilium' - symbolic of Purity, Innocence, & Rebirth.. The mo...
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1920s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Jade, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage 18k Diamond and Onyx Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Wilmington, DE
Van Cleef & Arpels 18kt Diamond and Onyx Alhambra Pin This Pin is an example of the rich yet classic design that Van Cleef & Arpels has is known for. ...
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1980s European Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Bee Pins
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exuding timeless charm, this trio of pins from French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels takes the form of whimsical bees. Encrusted with glittering white diamonds, two pins feature vivid gr...
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20th Century French Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos 18k Yellow Gold 3.65 Carat Diamond Pendant Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
A pendant and a brooch in one, this medium sized Van Cleef & Arpels piece will undoubtedly become one of your favorites. It is crafted in 18K yellow gold with a sculpted cosmos flowe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Floral Brooch, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels gold and diamond floral brooch features an intricate design with 18K gold leaves, stems and petals inlaid with shimmering diamonds. This sophisticat...
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1960 Paris Brooch 18kt Gold with 4.64cts Diamonds & Rubies
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Brooch designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very beautiful piece, created in Paris France by the jewelry house of Van Cleef & Arpels, back in the 1960. This brooch has been crafted in t...
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1960s French Post-War Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Rose Brooch Pin, 18k
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Rose Brooch Pin is crafted from 18k gold and features brilliant-cut diamonds for a stunning display of luxury. Its classic design makes it t...
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Mid-20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond

Van Cleef & Arpels Camellia Flower Yellow Gold Pin Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Camellia Flower Pin Brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels. Details: Measurements: 40mm x 36.5mm Weight: 23.6 grams Stamped Hallmarks: VCA 1998 750 CU *Free Shipping within t...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Flower Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire & Diamond Flower Brooch 1 larger cushion cut center natural Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 5 smaller cushion cut natural Ceylon sapphires weighing approxi...
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1960s North American Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Large Model Lotus White Gold Clip Brooch Pin
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Large Model Lotus Diamond Clip Brooch Pin by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 156 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight ap...
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Early 2000s French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Vintage Multi Gem Diamond Parrot of Splendor Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Vintage Collection Multi Gem Diamond Parrot of Splendor Brooch Van Cleef & Arpels mastered the art of precious birds in flight in the early 1920s. No Paris...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

Van Cleef and Arpels 18Kt Yellow Gold Rose De Noel Brooch with VVS Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Beautiful brooch designed by Van Cleef & Arpels. Very chic Rose de Noel flower brooch with diamonds. Crafted in France in solid yellow gold of 18 karats and finished with very high...
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1970s French Modernist Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Gold Chrysoprase and Coral Pendant Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in METAIRIE, LA
Doubling as a Brooch or a Pendant, featuring Natural Chrysoprase & Natural Angelskin Coral - crafted completely in 18 Karat Yellow Gold, clearly in multiple techniques of gold-smithi...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Chrysophrase, Coral, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Vintage Fancy Yellow White Diamond 'Camellia' Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Paris Vintage Fancy Yellow White Diamond 'Camellia' Brooch from our Signed Vintage Jewels Collection In 1957 Van Cleef & Arpels introduced the “Camellia” design, w...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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White Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Leaves Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 karat yellow gold brooch with leaves motif. The piece measures 1.75" x 1.75", weighs 24.5 grams. Marked: Van Cleef & Arpels / B7621 / 750 / 65, Serial no. B7621.
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris 18k Yellow Gold & Diamond 4 Leaf Clover Clip Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Paris 18k Yellow Gold & Diamond Four Leaf Clover Clip Brooch Retro Here is your chance to purchase a beautiful and highly collectible designer clip brooch. Trul...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pair of Gold and Diamond Star Pins
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels gold and diamond star pins crafted in 18k yellow gold and set with 158 round diamonds for an approximate total carat weight 4.80 cts. Made in France. On...
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Mother of Pearl Clematis Flower Brooch in 18kyg
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and mother of pearl Clematis flower brooch in 18k yellow gold. This VCA brooch features 5 gray mother of pearl petals with 3 rou...
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Late 20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Dragonfly Brooch, Yellow Sapphires Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Paris, FR
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18 carat White gold and 18 carat yellow Gold Dragonfly Brooch, Yellow Sapphires and Diamonds. Brooch VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Dragonfly, ...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Brooch Carved lapis lazuli and turquoise set with diamonds 18k yellow gold Signed Van Cleef and Arpels and numbe...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches

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Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels brooches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels brooches 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 brooches, from our inventory of 130, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 161 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 brooches by Christian Dior, Cartier, and Christian Lacroix. Prices for Van Cleef & Arpels brooches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,500 and tops out at $1,200,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $28,250.
Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels Brooches
  • 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
    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To tell if Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra jewelry is fake, first look for markings. Authentic pieces will have the brand name or "VCA," a serial number, the hallmark of the metal and a trademark symbol. In addition, look at the clasps. Signs of soldering or poor quality hardware may indicate a replica. Find a collection of Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    No, you typically can't shower wearing a Van Cleef & Arpels necklace. You should remove all fine jewelry before you shower. Doing so will help to protect your pieces from damage from the water and the chemicals in shampoo, soap, body wash and other personal care products. On 1stDibs, explore a wide range of Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces.
  • 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 13, 2023
    Yes, you can wear Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry every day, provided you aren’t engaging in any activities that might damage your accessories. Take off your jewelry whenever you are exercising or performing work-related duties that could expose it to chemicals or otherwise result in physical damage. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Yes, Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is made out of real gold. The brand produces its earrings, necklaces, bracelets and other pieces out of 18-karat rose, yellow and white gold. Platinum is another popular material for Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. On 1stDibs, explore a selection of Van Cleef & Arpels gold jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    The gold in Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is 18 karats. In the luxury jewelry maker's collection, you'll find pieces made of 18-karat white, yellow and rose gold. They typically feature a 750 or Au750 hallmark as a testament to the use of 18-karat gold. Shop a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.

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