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Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

Van Cleef & Arpels has been at the forefront of innovation and luxury craftsmanship since its founding, especially when it comes to necklaces. Revered for technical excellence and exquisite designs, the maison has long been a favorite of royalty and marquee names in pop culture all over the world.

Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first boutique on Paris's Place Vendôme in 1906. While the French luxury jewelry house’s artisans have created some of the 20th century’s most memorable necklaces, rings and other pieces of jewelry, Van Cleef’s most iconic and enduring line is undoubtedly the Alhambra collection.

With its charming, now-famous quatrefoil motif, which has roots in four-leaf clovers as well as the keyhole arches that populate Moorish architecture, the Alhambra has never gone out of style and has inspired various subcategories and pieces, such as the Magic Alhambra necklace and the unassuming Sweet Alhambra pendant.

Debuting in 1968 — the maison was doing singular work with necklaces and other jewelry back then — the first Alhambra jewel was an all-gold necklace dotted with 20 gold clovers. The motif was later used in rings, pendants and other accessories in a range of styles set with varying gemstones.

In addition to their better-known offerings, Van Cleef & Arpels has created numerous necklaces over the years as part of widely beloved collections including Tubogas, Frivole and others that feature delicate natural-world motifs such as flowers, butterflies and shells. Introduced in 1938, Van Cleef & Arpels’s Passe-Partout necklace was an immediately popular design and represented a new era of adaptable yet luxurious jewelry. This necklace was extraordinarily innovative: It consisted of flower clips attached to a flexible gold snake chain that could be transformed from a necklace into a choker, bracelet or belt. The Zip necklace was another technically brilliant design that was inspired by a common zipper — reportedly owing to a suggestion from the Duchess of Windsor — and studded with various precious and ornamental gemstones.

While Van Cleef & Arpels is known for a broad range of jewelry, its glamorous and captivating necklaces are among the maison’s greatest legacies.

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Creator: Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels Ltd Edition Light Green Celadon Porcelain & Diamond Alhambra
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A limited edition 18k white gold light green Celadon Sèvres porcelain and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra pendant from the 2022 Holiday collection. The pendant features a...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels White Gold Mother of Pearl Vintage Alhambra 20 Motif Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k white gold mother of pearl necklace from the Vintage Alhambra (VCARF48800) collection by Van Cleef & Arpels. Featuring 20 iconic clover motifs, each motif is set with...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Five-Row Diamond Link Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional and highly flexible necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels that dates back to the 1990s, designed as five rows of graduated round-cut diamonds of exceptional brilliance, exqui...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra White Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Indianapolis, IN
The Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra White Necklace a delicate and enchanting piece that encapsulates the timeless elegance of the Alhambra collection. The necklace features a white...
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2010s Unknown Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Bear Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Southampton, PA
This Van Cleef & Arpels necklace possesses a unique sense of charm. Suspended from the vibrant 16” cord, you’ll find an 18K Yellow Gold bear-shaped pendant measuring 1.0” long by 0.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Fourteen Motifs Diamond Yellow Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Pure Alhambra 14 Motifs Diamond Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 14 diamond pave Alhambra motifs 16mm each VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approximately 5.45ct...
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Early 2000s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 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 Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels "VCA" 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels, original retro 18 karat yellow gold chain and diamond necklace. The necklace is from the 1980's with an English link/ herringbone chain style and center diamond ...
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Late 20th Century French Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Multi Gem Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Multi Gem Pendant Necklace An 18-karat yellow gold necklace set with round cut diamonds, cabochon rubies, cabochon sapphires, and cabochon emeralds. The pendant c...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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

Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Sapphire & Diamond Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Turquoise Sapphire & Diamond Earrings A pair of 18 karat gold and platinum earrings set with cabochon turquoises, round cut sapphires, and round cut diamonds Sig...
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1960s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Onyx Rose Gold 2016 Holiday Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2290 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2016 Model ARO97I00 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Stones Diamond, Onyx Weight 6.5 g Length 42 cm Condition Excellent _____________...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow 20 Motif Gold Alhambra Vintage Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
The Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra collection is one of the most coveted fine jewelry collections in the world. Each piece from the collection embodies the spirit of timelessness and go...
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20th Century French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Frivole Diamond Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Frivole Diamond Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Line: Frivole Gemstone: Diamond Material: Yello...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Sliver Obsidian Rose Gold 2023 Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2341 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2023 Model ARP9T000 Serial Number JD****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Stones Diamond Weight 6.4 g Length 42 cm Condition Excellent ________...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Byzantine 18K Yellow Gold Alhambra Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2475 Comes With Pouch Only RRP £2,750 Including taxes / $2,920Excluding taxes / €3,200 Model VCARD38900 Date approx 2012 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Weight Ap...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Malachite Yellow Gold Pendant Long Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2288 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2017 RRP £ 6,600 Inc. taxes/$7,000 Excl taxes/7,650 € Inc taxes Model ARO3MG00 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Malachite We...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Malachite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Necklace in Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Necklace in Yellow Gold Additional Information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Line: Alhambra Gemstone: Shell This item has been used and m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Necklace in Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Necklace in Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Line: Frivole Model: VCARP...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Rose Gold Grey Mother of Pearl Long Pendant Ne
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2287 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2022 RRP £6000 Inc taxes / $ 6,400 Excl taxes / 7,000 € Inc taxes Model ARP6I200 Serial Number JD****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Stones M...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Carnelian Vintage Alhambra Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels "Vintage Alhambra" pendant, featuring a carved red carnelian in a beaded 18k yellow gold frame. Suspended from a polished 18k yellow gold chain. Stamped "VCA" "Au7...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold Additional Information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Line: Alhambra Material: Yellow gold (18K) Condition details:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow 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 Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Butterfly Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2258 Comes With Box Only Date 2011 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Diamond Weight 9.2 g Length 43 cm Condition Excellent __________________________________...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cabochon Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Like Gemstones Tumbled Smooth by a Babbling Brook Through the Centuries, this Work of Art Gleams with Life and Light. Intertwined Throughout are 13 Cabochon Sapphires, 11 Cabochon Em...
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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

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 Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef Arpels Alhambra Necklace 20 motifs 18K yellow gold mother-of-pear
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage Alhambra long necklace, 20 motifs, 18K yellow gold, white mother-of-pearl. Signed, numbered and marked. Original document from Van Cleef and Arpels. Pur...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef Alhambra 2015 Holiday Diamond Pink Sèvres Porcelain Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
Limited edition released in 2015 as the holiday pendant, rhodonite stone, made in 18k rose gold, VCA doesn't create this version anymore, truly a collective piece! SKU AT-2167 Comes...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Guilloché 2020 Limited Edition Alhambra Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2281 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2020 Model ARP6L800 Serial Number JA****** Stones Diamond Main Stone Weight 0.05ct approx Weight 8.1 g Width 15 mm Condition Excelle...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Grey Mother of Pearl Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2326 Comes With Full Set (Box + Card) Date 2020 RRP £2,720 Inc taxes / $2,900 Excl taxes / 3,200 € Inc taxes Model ARP4KK00 Serial Number JA****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Weight 5...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Round Diamond Pendant Necklace 18K Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Aventura, FL
Faithful to the very first Alhambra jewel created in 1968, the Vintage Alhambra creations by Van Cleef & Arpels are distinguished by their unique, timeless elegance. Inspired by the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Rhodium

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Bois D'Amourette Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra limited edition “Bois D’Amourette” necklace, designed with five textured 18k rose gold clover-shaped motifs alternating with five clover-shaped le...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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18k Gold, Rose 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 Necklaces

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Turquoise, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pure Alhambra Mother-of-Pearl White Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2495 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 Necklaces

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18k Gold, White 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 Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Fish Charm Key Ring Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A vintage 18k gold charm key ring singed by Van Cleef & Arpels. The charm is designed as a fish, with an open work yellow gold body and eyes accented with the white gold. It's a cute...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Yellow Gold Necklace - Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An Exquisite Link Necklace and Pendent Comprised of Textured 18K Gold, Illuminated By Dazzling Diamonds With Four Removable Segments That Can Be Worn As A Set And Independantly For A...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 2 - Row Pearl Necklace with 3 - Diamond Barrel Clasps
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 2-Row Pearl and Diamond Necklace with 1- Diamond Barrel Clasp and 2- Extra Diamond Barrel Clasps. In 1956, American Actress Grace Kelly Married Prince Rainier III,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Diamond Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels pendant with an 18k Gold necklace (Not made by VCA) signed and numbered cabochon pear shape emerald weighing approximately 0.75 carat 15 round cut diamonds approx...
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1970s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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 Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Carnelian Necklace Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Indianapolis, IN
The Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Carnelian Necklace in Gold is a stunning piece of jewelry that exudes elegance and sophistication. Crafted by the renowned luxury brand Van Clee...
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2010s Unknown Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra White Gold Diamond Paved Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2330 Comes With Box Only Date 2014 RRP £7,950 Inc taxes / $ 8,500 Excl taxes / 9,250 € Inc taxes Model ARA46100 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k White Gold Stones Diamond Weig...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pink Porcelain Alhambra Necklace 18K Rose Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
This is an authentic VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18K Rose Gold Pink Porcelain Diamond Vintage Alhambra Pendant Necklace. This stunning necklace chain is crafted of 18 karat rose gold. The pen...
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Necklace/Pendant in 18K Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Necklace/Pendant in 18K Yellow Gold Additional information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Gender: Women Line: Vintage Alhambra Material: Yellow gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Diamond Necklace in 18K White Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Diamond Necklace in 18K White Gold Additional information: Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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White Gold

Rare Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Birmingham, GB
Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Red Ruby And Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace. A beautiful vintage pendant necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels with a stunning pair of deep red pear cu...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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

VCA Lapis Lazuli Vintage Alhambra Necklace in 18k yellow gold.
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VCA Lapis Lazuli Vintage Alhambra Necklace in 18k yellow gold. The necklace features 20 lapis lazuli clover motifs. Equipped with lobster clasp. Inscr...
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Late 20th Century French Artist Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Lapis Lazuli, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef Mother of Pearl & Chalcedony Alhambra Necklace 16 Motif
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Stone: Natural Mother of Pearl & Chalcedony 16 Different Sized Alhambra Motifs Metal: 18K White Gold Length: 24" Long Weight: 67.6 Grams Clasp: Box Catch with a Hidden Safety
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Leaf Motif Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Nature Collection - Leaf Motif Diamond Necklace. Approximate Diamond Weight - 62.00 CTS 18K Yellow Gold Circa - 1962 French Assay Marks Signed - Van Cleef & Arpels
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1960s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 20 Motif Vintage Alhambra Diamond & Turquoise Gold Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Alhambra 20 Motifs Diamond And Turquoise Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The Limited Edition Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold 20 Motif Alhambra Diamond Turquoise N...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Zodiaque Libra Obsidian Rose Gold Pendant Long Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Obsidian Zodiaque Librae Libra Pendant Long Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 1 Obsidian Stone, Approx 34mm Details: Chain Length: 36" Pendant Width: 37mm Weight: 50.5 grams Diamond Perlee Slider Pendant: 10mm x 11mm Perlee Slider Pendant: 10.5mm x 6mm Weight: 16.2 grams Stamped Hallmarks:Front: Libra Design Back: XXIIIIX LIBRAE XXIIX Rim: Van Cleef & Arpels VCA Au750...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Rose Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Ruby and Diamond, Necklace & Earrings, French, Maker's Mark
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
"Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace and Earrings set with Ruby and Diamonds. French, Maker's Mark for Pery et Fils. The necklace weighs 87.60 grams with approximately 16 carats of Diamond...
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20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k 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 Necklaces

Van Cleef and Arpels Yellow Gold 18K Set Earrings Necklace 1980S
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Vintage basket weave wide Yellow Gold 18K Set composed by Earrings and Necklace. Circa 1980. Signed Van Cleef and Arpels, marked and numbered. French marks. Nec...
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1980s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Frivole Diamond Pendent Chain Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Pendent Chain Necklace. Frivole collection. Frivole Mini Pendant, white gold 18K, round diamonds. 25 Diamond quality D...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Aesthetic Movement Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Magic Alhambra Black Onyx Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Van Cleef & Arpels necklace from the classic Magic Alhambra collection features a lucky clover pendant crafted in 18k yellow gold and set with black onyx. The chain leng...
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1990s Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Onyx, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Mother of Pearl 18k Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Van Cleef & Arpels’ Alhambra jewel was first created in 1968, and the Vintage Alhambra creations remain faithful to its timeless elegance. The iconic clover motif is a potent symbol ...
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2010s Italian Aesthetic Movement Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

Van Cleef & Arpels 1 Motif Vintage Alhambra Onyx Necklace In 18k Yellow Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection:Alhambra Model: Single Motif Style: Pendant Necklace Metal: Yellow Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones: 1 Black Onyx Alhambra Motif Hallma...
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2010s French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

Materials

Onyx, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cheval 3 Row Diamond Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef and Arpels Cheval 3 Row Diamond Yellow Gold Necklace, Estimated 25 Cts Total Weight of Fine D-E Color and VVS clarity. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels NY 55xxx About Revealed in...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. When you're 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 necklaces can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 61 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Contemporary are some of the most popular styles of Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider necklaces by Tiffany & Co., Cartier and Bulgari. Prices for Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $541 and tops out at $1,560,000, while pieces like these can sell for on average $25,000..

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We are fortunate to know much of the world’s long and dazzling history of necklaces, as this type of jewelry was so treasured that it was frequently buried with its owners.

Lapis lazuli beads adorned necklaces unearthed from the royal graves at the ancient Iraqi civilization of Sumer, while the excavation of King Tut’s burial chamber revealed a sense of style that led to a frenzy of Art Deco designs, with artisans of the 1920s seeking to emulate the elegant work crafted by Ancient Egypt’s goldsmiths and jewelry makers. 

In ancient times, pendant necklaces worn by royalty and nobles conferred wealth and prestige. Today, wearing jewelry is about personal expression: Luxury diamond necklaces exude confidence and can symbolize the celebratory nature of a deep romantic relationship, while paper-clip chain-link necklaces designed by the likes of goldsmith Faye Kim are firmly planted in the past as well as the present. Kim works exclusively with eco-friendly gold, and these fashionable, fun accessories owe to the design of 19th-century watch fobs. 

For some, necklaces are thought of as being a solely feminine piece, but this widely loved accessory has been gender-neutral for eons. In fact, just as women rarely took to wearing a single necklace during the Renaissance, men of the era layered chains and valuable pendants atop their bejeweled clothing. In modern times, the free-spirited hippie and counterculture movements of the 1960s saw costume jewelry designers celebrating self-expression through colorful multistrand necklaces and no shortage of beads, which were worn by anyone and everyone. 

Even after all of these years, the necklace remains an irrefutable staple of any complete outfit. Although new trends in jewelry are constantly emerging, the glamour and beauty of the past continue to inform modern styles and designs. In a way, the cyclical history of the necklace differs little from its familiar looped form: The celebrated French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels found much inspiration in King Tut, and, now, their Alhambra collection is a go-to for modern royals. Vintage necklaces designed by David Webb — whose work landed him on the cover of Vogue in 1950, two years after opening his Manhattan shop — were likely inspired by the ornamental styles of ancient Greece, Mesopotamia and Egypt

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

Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels Necklaces
  • 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 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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