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Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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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
VCA Vintage Retro Ruby 14K Yellow Gold Bead Cluster Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Perfect for any occasion with these Unisex VCA NY vintage  14K gold round beads sphere cufflink.  24 cabochons Round cut genuine rubies Adorning these Van Cleef & Arpels cuff links...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Ruby, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Panther Panthere Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Panther Panthere Cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels. Details: Measurements: 20mm x 24mm x 13mm Weight: 20.2 grams Stamped Hallmarks: VCA ...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Onyx Gold Classic Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Pair of classic 18k gold Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks, with onyx and approx. 0.64ctw F/VVS diamonds. Cufflink top is 12mm in diameter. Marked: VCA, B 9102X28, 83, French marks. Weigh...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Onyx, Diamond, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Onyx 18 Karat Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Crafted in 18 karat gold featuring 24 round brilliant cut diamonds and black onyx. Weight 12.4 gr./8.0 dwt. Signed VCA 83 B 9102 X 28 750 with hallmarks. Front and backs measure 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Van Cleef & Arpels Lapis Lazuli Vintage Alhambra Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
The Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Vintage Alhambra Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks are a striking accessory that exudes luxury. Made from 18k yellow gold, these cufflinks featu...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Malachite and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
For the well-dressed gentleman, here is a pair of baton cufflinks to hold your shirt together and give your formal look that timeless sense of elegance. These cufflinks feature yello...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Retro Ruby 14 K Yellow Gold Cufflinks stud set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
Designed as chain link-style cufflinks terminating with gold spheres set randomly throughout with round Ruby Cabochons. 24 cabochons Round cut genuine rubies adorn these Van Cleef & Arpels cuff links, bezel set, weighing approx 0.80 carats connected bt a link chain. Handcrafted in 14 K yellow gold. The rubies are transparent medium purplish red in color. Numbered 23200 and fully signed Van Cleef & Arpels NY. Circa: 1950s Spheres measure: 0.93 mm in Diameter for the cufflinks and the studs 0.82 mm in DIameter Total length: 3.70 cm Total weight: 23.35 grams Perfect for any occasion with these Unisex VCA NY vintage Cufflinks and stud...
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1950s American Contemporary Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

VCA Van Cleef & Arpels Georges Lenfant Lapis Lazuli Yellow Gold Cufflinks 1960s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Lisbon, PT
Van Cleef & Arpels presents an exquisite pair of cufflinks crafted by the skilled hands of Georges Lenfant in 18kt yellow gold, originating from France circa 1967. Each cufflink boas...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and 18k Gold Ball Cufflink and Stud Tuxedo Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Elegant sapphire and 18K yellow gold ball cufflink and stud set by Van Cleef & Arpels. It features rich blue sapphires throughout each ball. Beautifully made and easy to wear. One st...
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Mid-20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Blue Lapis Cufflinks 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks 18k Yellow Gold 4 polished Lapis Lazuli cylinder separated by a gold post. Easily removable post and easily threaded through the shirt cuff. 11 Grams 1 i...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Stirrup Cufflinks, Circa 1950
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A pair of Van Cleef & Arpels stirrup cufflinks, with reeded engraving, mounted in 18ct gold, with white gold fittings, signed V.C.A, numbered 78454, French eagle marks for 18ct gold ...
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1950s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage 18k VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Hematite Malachite Cufflinks Original Box Receipt
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Winter Springs, FL
An original pair of cufflinks by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS with changeable hematite and malachite sections. Cufflinks are accompanied by original box and Amex receipt attributing original o...
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1990s Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Hematite, Malachite, 18k Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Lapis Yellow Gold Shirt Stud Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Stamford, CT
Four piece shirt stud set in lapis and 18k gold from Van Cleef and Arpels. Rare complete four piece set. Van Cleef and Arpels box included. 4 1/2 tubes blue lapis, 12.9 x 5.3 x 3 1...
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Retro 2.20 CTW Ruby 18 Karat Gold Vintage Sphere Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Designed as link-style cufflinks terminating with gold spheres Flush set throughout with round cut rubies Weighing approximately 2.20 carats total Transparent medium purplish red in...
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1940s Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Wood Baton 18k Yellow Gold 1960s Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
These stunning circa Mid-20th century authentic Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks are crafted in 18k yellow gold and feature 2 interchangeable reeded wood batons with polished gold mounti...
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1960s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef and Arpels diamond cufflinks in 18k white gold and platinum. The cufflinks feature openwork foliate design. The leaves are set with 170 o...
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Late 20th Century French Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18-Carat Gold Cufflinks with Lapis Lazuli and Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in PARIS, FR
These are Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks made of 18-carat gold, lapis lazuli, and diamonds. The cufflinks are signed vca and numbered. makers mark of STe LFV (Lasbleiz,fournier,vitiel...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold and Black Enamel Cufflinks Measuring 0.85 Inch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Solid 18K Yellow Gold and Black Enamel Cufflinks signed Van Cleef & Arpels Handsome cufflinks from Van Cleef & Arpels finely crafted of solid 18k yellow gold The cufflinks have a te...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Van Cleef & Arpels 14 Karat Yellow Interchangeable Baton Cufflink Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef and Arpels 14 karat yellow gold baton cufflink set circa 1970. An outstanding vintage set of baton cufflinks, each featuring a 14 karat yellow gold T-bar terminal which is...
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1970s European Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, 14k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18ct Gold Baton Cufflinks With Interchangeable Ends Ca 1972
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A stylish pair of gold and hardstone vintage cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1972, the double ended cufflinks formed of two cylindrical bars in 18ct yellow gold with fluted edges linked by a solid bar to create an overall H shape, the gold bar ends are removable and can be swapped for carnelian, tiger’s eye or rock crystal bars, meaning you get four pairs of cufflinks in one, of course you could always mix and match and wear one of each colour or marry up two gold with two tiger’s eye for example, there are multiple options. These cufflinks were part of VCA’s ‘la boutique’ offering, a concept which they launched in 1954 which aimed to sell fine jewellery and accessories to a younger clientele. Amongst these pieces were a range of charming animal brooches which proved hugely popular with many clients, jewellery set with coral, turquoise and a variety of hardstones as well as accessories such as cufflinks, watches, vanities cases and cigarette boxes. Maker Van Cleef & Arpels Period Circa 1972 Origin French Gemstones 4.44 grams carnelian 4.53 grams rock crystal 4.74 grams tiger...
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Late 20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Carnelian, Rock Crystal, Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Classic Onyx Diamond Gold Cufflinks and Stud Dress Tuxedo Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Classic 18k gold cufflinks & studs set by Van Cleef & Arpels, featuring diamonds in the center, approx. 0.80ctw G/VS, and onyx rim. Cufflink top measures 0.5" in diameter, 7/16" in d...
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20th Century French Art Deco Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Diamond, Onyx, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels "Twist" Cufflinks in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in San Rafael, CA
Reminiscent of fusilli (corkscrew) pasta, these cufflinks in 18K yellow gold by Van Cleef & Arpels are handsome, charming and versatile. While cufflinks in this design are rare, the ...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Rope Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Signed VC&A, these 14 karat gold cufflinks have knotted ropes on both ends. Total weight: 27.5 grams. Length: 3.1 cm. Serial No. 12V480-1
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

14k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Sapphire Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18K Y/gold sapphire cufflinks, signed Van Cleef & Arpels NY 12 V 25 .16 18K, sapphires weight 1.20 ct, top of cufflinks measures 1/2 x 3/8 inch...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

Van Cleef 18 Karat White Gold Bar Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef 18 Karat White Gold Bar Cufflinks 20.7 mm long x 8.0 mm wide 18K white gold 14 white diamonds Signed VCA
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Early 2000s Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Sapphire Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels NY, these 18 karat gold cufflinks are lined with sapphires on the middle. Total weight: 16.8 grams. Length: 2.5 cm. Serial No. 12V25-16
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef Lapis and 18 Karat Gold Bar Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Fine pair of 18K yellow gold and lapis lazuli bar cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels. These cufflinks feature a bar design with lapis inserts; on the opposite side is an easy to use fo...
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Diamond Emerald Platinum Round Tuxedo Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
An Antique Art Deco piece from the House of Van Cleef & Arpels.  Vie to relive the past in these Exquisite, circa 1940s cufflinks Crafted in luxurious Platinum.  From the rounded s...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Leo Cufflinks, 18k Gold Emerald
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A great pair of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Leo cufflinks made of 18k gold, featuring emerald. The Leo's head has amazing hammered gold mane and facial details. VCA workmanship was ...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin, ca. 1930s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Tie Pin, ca. 1930s A beautiful pin by Van Cleef & Arpels from the 1930s in an oval shape, set with myster...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Ruby Gold Baton Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Ruby Gold Baton Cufflinks An 18k yellow gold Baton cufflinks, set with ruby, signed Van Cleef & Arpels circa 1970s; French
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1970s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels VCA 1960s Sapphire Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 1960s 18k gold cufflinks by Van Cleef & Aprles, with blue sapphires. Each top is 15mm x 10mm. Marked: Van Cleef & Arpels, NY, 12 V 25.16, 18k. Weight - 16.8 grams.
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1960s American Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Mystery-Set Men's Cufflink and Dress Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional and extremely rare set of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set cufflinks and dress-set, made in platinum and gold. The buttons ...
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Late 20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold and Wood Plaque Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Wood plaques, 18k yellow gold (French marks), signed V.C.A., maker's marks, numbered Size/Dimensions: cufflink head 10.85 mm Gross Weight: 5.4 dwts
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1980s French Contemporary Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels VCA 1970s Wood Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Pair of vintage 1970s 18k gold cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels, with wood. Each top is 11 x 11mm, back - 9 x 9mm. Marked: V.C.A, French marks, B...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Sapphire Gold Double Baton Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
18kt rose gold and star set sapphire double baton cufflinks, by Van Cleef & Arpels. A superb example utilizing a quintessential VC&A stone setting style. Made in France, signed, numbered and properly hallmarked for 100% authenticity. Complimentary overnight delivery...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1960's Gold and Ruby Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Austin, TX
A gorgeous and elegant pair of Van Cleef and Arpels 18K yellow gold square cufflinks set with rubies, early 1960's, New York. The heavy gold links of square form with rounded corne...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Ruby, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Stirrup Cufflinks Yellow and White Gold Circa 1960's
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A stylish pair of Van Cleef & Arpels stirrup cufflinks in 18-karat yellow and white gold, circa 1960. Each cufflink is designed as a stirrup with ridged engraving, with a hinged clic...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Pisces Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Outstanding "Pisces" cufflinks. Made, signed and numbered by VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. Solid gauge 18K yellow gold. On the front are two figural applied fish; on the reverse side is the astrological symbol for Pisces. Separated by a solid gold bar...
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1950s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 1970s Tiger's Eye Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
These vintage Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks features a chic oval design crafted in 18k yellow gold and set with tiger eye stones. Made in France circa 1970s. Measurements: 0.66" (17mm...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Tiger's Eye, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Panther Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
These vintage Van Cleef & Arpels round cufflinks feature a stunning motif of fierce panthers crafted in 18k yellow brushed and polished gold. Made in France circa 1970s. Measurements...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1950s Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire Gold Dress Set
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels dress set consisting of a pair of cufflinks and 3 studs . The cufflinks and stud set come with the original Van Cleef & Arpels suede box. Chevron pattern set with...
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1950s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Cufflink/Button Covers
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Very clever "instant" cufflinks. These well constructed onyx and 14K gold covers clip onto the shirt cuff button. Voila, you have VCA cufflinks! These m...
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1930s American Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Onyx, 14k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Agate Gold Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Agate Cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels Paris. Details: Measurements: 17mm x 17mm x 12 Weight: 15.7 grams Stamped Hallmarks: VCA 750 18k C9001 X22 *Free Shipping...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Agate, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Paris 1930s Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Cuff Links
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A pair of French Art Deco platinum cuff links with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. The cuff links have 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Diamond, Platinum

VCA Large Flip Cufflinks
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
18k gold and onyx flip cufflinks, made and signed by VCA. Extra large size, very easy to put on. Most handsome and chic. A stunning cufflink
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1950s Italian Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

Materials

Onyx, 18k Gold

Cufflinks Van Cleef & Arpels 18k and Fine Lapis Back to Back Vintage, 1960
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Aspen, CO
Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks 18K yellow gold and fine natural lapis and back to back. Secured by tightly woven bands of boldly textured 18K gold, the 4 stones of lapis all match well in their vivid blue color. Usually we see this cufflink in black onyx, so we were excited to find this unusual pair with lapis. Notice how the lapis is not flat but a high sugarloaf cabochon - giving them a three dimensional quality. These cufflinks are easy to put on with ample room for French cuffs. Signed and numbered, these vintage Van Cleef cufflinks...
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Late 20th Century North American Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks 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 cufflinks, from our inventory of 7, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 41 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 cufflinks by Christian Dior, Mauboussin, and Chaumet. Prices for Van Cleef & Arpels cufflinks can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,275 and tops out at $45,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $4,700.

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Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels Cufflinks
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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.

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