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Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Diamond-set 18ct Yellow and White Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
We have fallen well and truly in love with this sublime vintage Van Cleef & Arpels watch. This watch certainly exudes vintage glamour, and we date it to the 1960s. Crafted out of s...
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1960s French Modern Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef and Arpels Steel Gold Lady Pierre Arpels Collection Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in PARIS, FR
Van Cleef & Arpels watch, Pierre Arpels model in steel and 18-carat yellow gold, gray dial with Roman indexes, quartz movement, steel and yellow gold bracelet with folding clasp, cir...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Gold, Steel

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Wristwatch, Lady Arpels Papillon, 18K Gold, Butterfly
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Berlin, DE
Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Wristwatch, Lady Arpels Papillon, 18K Gold, MOP (Mother of Pearl) Dial and Diamonds. Strap and 18K gold clasp also original VCA. Strap with signs of wear. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond 18k Gold 38mm Charms Watch 2572115 With Box & Papers
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Charms 38mm Women's Watch in 18K Rose Gold With Green Leather Strap. Complete with box and papers. 18k Rose gold case. Silver face, roman numeral hour markers. Adjustable alligator green leather band...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Model Diamond Alligator Band White Gold Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Cadenas Ladies Watch by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 233x Diamonds, 1.18ctw range color DEF/Clarity IF to VVS The Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Watch co...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mid-Century Gold Padlock Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Lock up precious time with this Van Cleef & Arpels mid-century padlock gold watch bracelet. With a chic modern style, this one-of-a-kind and collectible timepiece will make sure you...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Lady’s Wrist Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Lady’s Wrist Watch. It depicts an 18K/750 gold round case with gold color dial that has Roman numerals and black color hour/minute hands. A...
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20th Century Swiss Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Lady’s Wrist Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Lady’s Wrist Watch. It depicts an 18K/750 gold round case with coral color dial that has Roman numerals and gold tone hour/minute hands. A ...
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20th Century Swiss Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Gold Mother of Pearl Diamond Ladies Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Solid Gold Mother of Pearl and Diamonds Ladies Watch. Made with all original parts and movement. Maintained in excellent condition. 18k solid gold Van Cleef and Arpels Ref. 18601 ladies' watch. Smooth bezel with factory diamond numeral hour markers and a white hinted mother-of-pearl dial. Gold sword-shaped hands and a push-pull crown. Swiss make with a gold polished bracelet. 24mm dial and quartz movement. Gold buckle with deployment release closure. Heavy, over 62 grams with a good weight on the wrist. Item Details: - Type: Vintage Van Cleef and Arpels Ladies Watch...
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20th Century Swiss Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18Kt. Art Deco Ultra Thin Pocket Watch, circa 1930's
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Van Cleef & Arpels STYLE / REFERENCE: 1/2 Hunter Pocket Watch / Ultra Thin METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Diameter 54mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 17 Jewels DIAL / HANDS: Silvered with Roman Numerals / Blued Steel Breguet Style Hands WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This fantastic and elegant watch was sold by the legendary house of Van Cleef & Arpels. It is the ultimate in Ultra Thin and is entirely hand made. It has just been serviced by our finest watchmaker and we offer it with our 18 month warranty. Only Cartier offered watches of the quality along with Van Cleef. The watch is called a Half Hunter, as you can check the without opening the cover, or open it for a more accurate reading. This watch is offered with an 18Kt. Gold and Platinum Pocket Watch Chain...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Talisman 18k Rose Gold MOP Dial Ladies Watch H45534
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Preowned Like New. No original box and papers. * Free Shipping within the USA * Two-year warranty coverage * 14-day return policy with a full refund. Buyers can verify the watch's a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra 30mm 18K Yellow Gold Diamond MOP Watch VCARF52800
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Unworn. No box and papers. Case size: 30x30 mm, Diamond: 44 stones, 0.75 carat. MSRP $ 17,400 Brand and Model Information: Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Model: Van Cleef & Arpels Alham...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Rose Gold Charms Carnelian Dial 38mm Diamond Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
The epitome of luxury with this stunning VCA charm watch, a true marvel of craftsmanship and elegance. Meticulously crafted from 18 karat gold, this timepiece exudes a timeless allure that captivates at every glance. Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Red Carnelian Dial 38mm 18K Rose Gold Ladies Watch. Case Shape...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Women's Two-Tone Stainless Steel 18k Gold LA Collection Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Sherman Oaks, CA
Movement ETA 256031 Case # 43607X4-38864 Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold Case 24 mm in Diameter (27 mm w/ 18k Yellow Gold Crown w/ Sapphire Cabochon) Lug-to-Lug Distance = 35 mm Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Sapphire, 18k Gold, Steel, Stainless Steel

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Diamond & 18k Yellow Gold Facade Quartz Dress Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Façade 18K Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Wrist Watch Façade collection Watch weighs 29g (including crocodile strap) Case measures appx 30mm x 19mm (21.5mm with crown)...
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2010s Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Quartz, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold White Diamond Collection Estate Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
This luxury timepiece from Van Cleef & Arpels is a timeless addition to any wardrobe. It's crafted from 18kt yellow gold and features a sleek design with an 18 kt. yellow gold bracel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

$8950 / Van Cleef & Arpels La Collection 31 mm Wristwatch / 18K Gold & SS
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Rancho Mirage, CA
- Top quality Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels watch - Offered in top quality used status, was used as floor model and looks like new, comes with our store tags and ant-tampering tags ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Stainless Steel

7.06 Carat Blue Sapphire and 3.32 Carat Diamond Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
This Van Cleef & Arpels high jewelry Cosmos wristwatch is like having a flower filled, secret garden on your wrist! The legendary history of fine jewelry and watch maison Van Clee...
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Late 20th Century Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels la Collection Moonphase 35001 35MM Stainless Steel Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Houston, TX
Brand: Van Cleef & Arpels Metal Type: Stainless Steel 18K Yellow Gold Diameter: 35.00mm Width: 20.0mm Length: 8.50 inches Weight: 38.70 grams is equipped with a jewelry clasp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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15k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Van Cleef and Arpels Lady Arpels Féerie Rouge Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18K White Gold Diamond: 182 stones, 3.06 carats A truly protective muse, the fairy watches over the passage of time. With her magic wand, she draws the h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond

Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Papillon Watch Ref. 1032104 - Quartz. 18K Yellow Gold with smooth bezel (36 mm). Mother of pearl dial with Mother of pearl butterfly with diamonds. Van...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms 18K Rose Gold Diamond Watch VCARM95000
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Van Cleef & Arpels Charms 18K Rose Gold Diamond Watch VCARM95000 - Quartz. 18K Rose gold case ( 32 mm ) with two rows of diamonds; small Alhambra charm with diamonds on the side. Gui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS PIAGET 18k Yellow Gold Watch Circa 1970s Men's Size
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Van Cleef & Arpels Piaget 18k Hammered Yellow Gold Watch Men's Circa 1970s Here is your chance to purchase a beautiful and highly collectible designer ...
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1970s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Red Carnelian 18K Rose Gold Diamond Charms 2572114 32 mm
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Van Cleef & Arpels continues its legacy of presenting us with wondrous works of art to wear and treasure forever. An 18k rose gold round case is centered with a red carnelian dial, t...
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2010s Italian Aesthetic Movement Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels x Piaget Lapis Lazuli La Collection 9064 Ultra Thin P9 Gold
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in PARIS, FR
Van Cleef & Arpels Founded in 1906 Wear Van Cleef & Arpels watches it's integrate the club of famous clients : Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marlene Dietrich and Wallis Simpson, Du...
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1970s Swiss Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Lapis Lazuli, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels "Charms" large Diamond and Rose Gold Wrist Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2020 Van Cleef & Arples "Charms" Collection Wrist Watch, 32 M.M 18k Rose Gold 2 Piece water resistant case, 3 Row Diamonds Bezel totaling 2 Carats with dangling Diamond set Alh...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Classique Diamond Ladies Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Classique Diamond Ladies Watch - Automatic. 18K yellow gold with three row pave set diamond bezel ( 36 mm). White dial with stick hour markers and Roma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Charm and Blue Alligator Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Charm and Blue Alligator Watch. The epitome of luxury with this stunning VCA charm watch, a true marvel of craft...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Geneva, CH
Van Cleef and Arpels 18k yellow gold wristwatch. Signed and numbered. Bracelet size: From 14.9 centimeters to 18.00 centimeters. Total bra...
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Late 20th Century European Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Serti 18k Yellow Gold Wrist Watch with Diamonds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Braintree, GB
Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Serti 18k Yellow Gold Wrist Watch with diamonds. Made in Switzerland, Circa 1990's Metal: 18k yellow gold Dial: Mother of pearl Movement: Quartz Pave Diamo...
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1990s Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Pre-Owned Van Cleef & Arpels Automatic Roma Black Dial 18k Solid Gold Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
Pre-owned Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Solid Gold 37MM Black Dial Unisex Watch. Model 132054 with automatic self-winding movement. Roma series with a Calibre 2892-A2 and 42-hour power rese...
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Early 2000s Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Watch, 32 mm
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
Born from the love story between Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef, French brand Van Cleef & Arpels showcases its adoration for jewellery and watchmaking since 1906. Bringing toget...
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2010s Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Yellow Gold Ladies Wrist Watch Quartz 13107
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This is an all original and authentic Van Cleef & Arpels quartz ladies wrist watch, the case and band is solid 18k yellow gold with white dial and black Roman numeral hour markers an...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arels 18k Yellow Gold Manual Wind Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Atlanta, GA
Item Details: Case Size: 28.5mm (Width) Metal Type: Platinum [Hallmarked, and Tested] Weight: .0 grams Watch Maker: Van Cleef & Arpels Movement Maker: Van Cleef & Arpels Hallmarks: F...
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1960s Unknown Retro Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond 18 Karat Gold Ladies Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat gold ladies wristwatch with a quartz movement, square enamel dial with Roman numerals at 12,3,6 and 9. Bordered by a slanted bezel pave set with 2 rows of round brilliant cut diamond and an upside down bezel set diamond in the crown. Each lug is set with a brilliant cut diamond, connected to a polished 18 karat gold flexible bracelet with a deployment hidden buckle. Dial and inside case signed Van Cleef & Arpels, inside case further signed " la collection", 18K 750 and Swiss hallmark. Outside back of case stamped 18K Swiss...
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1990s Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Cadenas Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 karat yellow gold wristwatch from the iconic Cadenas collection. This watch is very well made and features beautiful craftsmanship in the strap, which is made o...
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1990s Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Diamond Lady's Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels 18 karat yellow gold wristwatch featuring approximately 5 carats of diamonds. The dial is made out of round cut diamonds. The case's width is 2 cm. The links on th...
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1980s Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Cover Open Link Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Very special item designed by Van Cleef & Arpels, this is a ropetwist gold and diamond open link bracelet watch. Designed with graduating twist rope segments whith the center section...
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20th Century French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Gold Diamond Charm Alhambra Round Dial Ladies Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Quartz movement, designed with a cream lacquer dial within a 3-row diamond set bezel in a pink gold case, accented by a rotating diamond set 'Alhambra' motif charm to a satin strap and diamond set pin...
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20th Century Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Façade 18K Yellow Gold Vintage Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Façade 18K Yellow Gold Vintage Watch - Quartz. 18K Yellow Gold (22 mm x 33 mm) with red cabochin rubies on bezel. Whit...
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20th Century French Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Denim Watch in Stainless Steel with 3 Extra Bands and Pouch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Wailea, HI
Van Cleef and Arpels Denim Watch in Stainless Steel with 3 Extra Bands and Pouch From The Owners Private Collection A Watch with Denim Bands and Pouch. Movement by Ebel Circa 1960's...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Steel, Stainless Steel

Van Cleef & Arpels Ludo Swann Diamond Yellow Gold Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Ludo Swann Watch by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 254 round brilliant cut diamond VVS1 clarity, E color. This watch comes with service papers from Van Cleef & Ar...
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1990s French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Stone Pocket Watch, circa 1930's
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Van Cleef & Arpels STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco Stone Open Faced Pocket Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Nickel and Onyx CIRCA / YEAR: 1930's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: Length 42mm x...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Charms Extraordinaire Lotus Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Charms Extraordinaire Lotus Watch An 18k gold flower motif watch with dangling lucky charm; set with diamonds, sapphire and par...
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2010s Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Movado Turquoise Diamond Gold Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Mid Century Movado watch with a Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet, adorned with approx. 1.20cts in diamonds and turquoise. Case - 15mm in diameter excl crown. Bracelet is 6.75" lon...
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20th Century American Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Turquoise, Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels "Papillon" Mother of Pearl and Diamond Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels "Papillon" Mother Of Pearl And Diamond Wristwatch. The round dial of the watch made of white mother of pearl, accented with yellow gold butterfly with diamond encr...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Artist Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels 18 Karat Yellow Gold Art Deco Manual Wind Watch, circa 1930s
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Van Cleef & Arpel, France STYLE / REFERENCE: Square / Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt Solid Yellow Gold DIMENSIONS: Length 36mm X Width 28mm CIRCA: 1930's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding / 19 Jewels / French Ebauch with Capped Escape Wheel DIAL / HANDS: Original Silvered Arabic Luminous Numerals / Blued Steel Luminous Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator 14mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This unique and rare watch is all French, including the beautifully finished gilt plate movement done in the Breguet Style. The case is entirely hand constructed with French Eagle Hallmarks. The dial is nicely patinated and still has its original luminous paste. The blued steel hands are also set with luminous paste and are original as well. Surprisingly, this watch still has its original solid gold crown...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas Diamond White Gold Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels Cadenas wristwatch is crafted in 18k white gold, pave-set with 1858 full-cut brilliant round D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds weighing an estimated 10.50 cara...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Diamond, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold Backwind Watch Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Vintage , circa Mid Century 18k gold lady's watch by Van Cleef & Arpels, with backwind manual movement. Bracelet is 6.5" long, case - 9mm x 20.5mm. Marked on the case back - made in ...
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20th Century French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Charm in 18 Karat Rose Gold on a Strap
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pre- owned in very good condition Van Cleef & Arpels, 32 mm rose gold case, 2 row diamond bezel, weighing 0.65 cts, rotating Alhambra charm and bezel, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Modern Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Carnelian, Diamond, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Clip on Watch circa 1930s by Verger
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Verger / Van Cleef & Arpels STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Desk Watch or Clip Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Gold and Enamel CIRCA / YEAR: ...
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1930s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Classique Paris Ladies Watch 18901B1
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Dallas, TX
Van Cleef & Arpels Classique Paris Ladies Watch 18901B1 - Quartz. 18K Yellow gold with diamond bezel ( 20mm ). White dial with black numerals. 18K Yellow gold diamond bracelet with d...
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20th Century Swiss Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Ladies Yellow Gold Diamond VCA Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Miami, FL
A lady's VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 18k yellow gold and diamond-set wristwatch with mother-of-pearl dial, circa 1990. All original with two round diamond spheres pendants with diamonds, stingray leather stape with mesh Gold cords clasp and a sliding diamond button in mint condition in stock This watch comes with its original box and all document paper...
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2010s French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow and White Gold Handmade Bracelet Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Van Cleef and Arpels STYLE / REFERENCE: Covered Dial / Art Deco METAL / MATERIAL: 18Kt. Yellow Gold / Yellow and White Gold Bracelet DIMENSIONS: Length 41mm X Widt...
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1930s Swiss Art Deco Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Van Cleef & Arpels Retro Mystery Watch/Bracelet
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
An 18k yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet/mystery watch with diamonds. Circa 1940s. Circular-cut diamonds, gold and platinum, manual movement, openi...
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1940s French Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Pierre Arpels Diamond White Gold Wristwatch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Pierre Arpels 42mm Wristwatch by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 49 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color on bezel, 4 round...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Mechanic 18 Karat Yellow Gold Watch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Crema, Cremona
An elegant, classic evergreen and unisex watch "La Collection" by Van Cleef & Arpels, made by the famous watch designer Gerald Genta for VCA. The "La Collection" line, was renamed l...
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1970s French Post-War Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels wrist watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Van Cleef & Arpels diamond wrist watches, from our inventory of 34, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 68 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 wrist watches by Alexis Barthelay, Poiray, and Chaumet. Prices for Van Cleef & Arpels wrist watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1,450 and tops out at $250,000, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $15,094.
Questions About Van Cleef & Arpels Wrist Watches
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Deciding if a Van Cleef & Arpels watch is worth the investment is really a matter of preference. The brand is a very well respected luxury brand that comes with a high price tag due to its history of quality, flawless gemstones, impeccable style and elegance. You’ll find a range of quality watches by Van Cleef and others on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What the flower is on Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry varies. Artisans at the luxury jewelry house have drawn inspiration from several types of flowers over time, including roses, chrysanthemums, peonies and daisies. Floral designs are frequently set with gemstones at their center and feature glittering pavé petals. After the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the company produced several lavish pieces featuring hieroglyphics and other Egyptian motifs to go along with the geometric Art Deco jewelry of that decade and the next. Following World War II, as symbols of freedom and rebirth, the firm focused on naturalistic forms such as birds, flowers, fruit and flying insects. On 1stDibs, shop an assortment of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Many notable people wear Van Cleef & Arpels. During the 1970s, celebrities like Françoise Hardy, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor helped make the luxury jewelry maker famous worldwide by sporting pieces from the Alhambra collection. Today, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Adele, Sienna Miller, Mariah Carey, Kate Middleton and many other celebrities step out wearing pieces made by the luxury jewelry house. Explore a selection of vintage Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Van Cleef & Arpels is so expensive because it is a well-known company that has a fantastic reputation. Van Cleef & Arpels are universally renowned for high quality jewelry with a focus on detail. High-profile fans of the French jewelry house over the years have included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor and many more. Find an extraordinary range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    Van Cleef & Arpels is popular because it has been focused on technical virtuosity, craftsmanship and artistry since the brand's early days. Rather than create earrings, bracelets, necklaces and other adornments primarily for the aim of displaying of wealth and opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels sought to produce jewelry that projected the wearer's taste and style. One of the world's foremost jewelry houses, Van Cleef has also gained very prominent fans over the years, which definitely contributes to its popularity. The house's clients have included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich and Jacqueline Onassis. British royals, whom have long been influencers when it comes to jewelry and fashion, are among the world's countless devotees of Van Cleef's Alhambra collection. In the aughts, Reese Witherspoon was routinely photographed in her onyx Alhambra necklace. Sharon Stone and Mariah Carey were also seen sporting pieces from the collection. Find Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    No, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier are not the same. Although both are French and specialize in fine jewelry, they are different makers. Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels founded Van Cleef & Arpels, while Louis-François Cartier established Cartier. Explore a diverse assortment of Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    A few things are special about Van Cleef & Arpels. The French luxury jewelry maker is noted for its longstanding focus on technical virtuosity, artisanship and artistry. The maker is also known for its innovative designs. In 1933, Van Cleef & Arpels patented its trademark Mystery Setting, a technique by which gems are fitted into an intricate matrix of slots and "drawers" that keep the setting hidden. Another innovation was the Zip necklace, introduced in 1951, which can be worn either around the neck or, with the zipper closed, as a bracelet. Clients have also been drawn by the elegance and playfulness of Van Cleef & Arpels designers, as well as their attunement to the cultural climate. Over the years, its pieces have drawn inspiration from current events, such as the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, the end of World War II and the 1960s interest in the Middle East and India. Shop a wide variety of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    Van Cleef & Arpels is from France. In 1905, the luxury jewelry house opened its first boutique on the Place Vendôme, across from the Hôtel Ritz in Paris. Today, the company maintains its headquarters in the city. Shop a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 8, 2023
    Van Cleef & Arpels uses a variety of stones in its pieces. Some of the luxury jewelry maker's most common materials include malachite, mother-of-pearl, carnelian, onyx, turquoise, lapis lazuli, chalcedony and tiger's eye. In addition, there are Van Cleef & Arpels necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings with gemstones like diamonds, rubies and sapphires. There are even pieces featuring wood and S�vres porcelain. Shop a large selection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1sDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 23, 2024
    The most iconic Van Cleef & Arpels necklace is arguably the Alhambra. It features 20 clover-shaped motifs. When it debuted in 1968, each clover was formed from gold and had gold beads around its edges. In 1971, the house began making the motif from colorful opaque hard stones, including malachite, lapis lazuli, onyx, coral, tiger’s-eye and turquoise. Many celebrities, like Grace Kelly, Sharon Stone, Mariah Carey and Kate Middleton, have sported the necklace over the years. On 1stDibs, explore a variety of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklaces.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The Van Cleef & Arpels clover represents luck, fortune, health and love, according to the brand. This motif is famously seen in the iconic Alhambra collection, but the luxury jewelry house has used four-leaf clover motifs in designs since the 1920s. Find a range of Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs 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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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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