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Vintage Alhambra Earrings
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Vintage Alhambra Earrings

About the Design

Sketches of four-leaf clovers litter the archives of French luxury jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels (est. 1896), some of which date back to the early 1900s, and the brand’s beloved Vintage Alhambra earrings celebrate the quatrefoil-shaped multicultural motif that has long characterized the maison’s most popular collection.

“To be lucky, you must believe in luck,” Jacques Arpels (1914–2008), nephew of Van Cleef & Arpels cofounder Estelle Arpels, liked to say. Jacques sought four-leaf clovers in the yard of his childhood home, and owing to his affinity for nature as well as good fortune, it was he who would ultimately launch the Alhambra line, which celebrates a shape that is based on the clover as well as the ancient quatrefoils of Moorish architecture. Van Cleef CEO Nicolas Bos concedes that luck may have played a role in the motif's impressive universal success — devotees of Alhambra over the years have included Princess Grace of Monaco, acclaimed actress Romy Schneider and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

The inaugural design of the Alhambra collection — a yellow-gold opera-length necklace interspersed with 20 gold four-leaf clovers with beaded edges — debuted in 1968. These beaded edges, along with the integration of colorful stones such as malachite, coral and turquoise, define the house’s Vintage Alhambra line. (The Sweet Alhambra pendant and Magic Alhambra necklace are part of the collection’s other iterations.) While adding new styles and precious and semiprecious stones over the years, Van Cleef & Arpels has produced the Alhambra line continuously since its early days. Vintage Alhambra earrings, which embody the casual ease of the original and see the house’s lauded emblem highlighted in a beaded border, continue to be a playful and elegant symbol of good fortune.

Vintage Alhambra Earrings

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Van Cleef & Arpels Vinatge Alhambra Malachite and 18K Yellow Gold Earrings
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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Letterwood Rose Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
This is a very rare limited edition. VCA doesn't produce letter wood earring collection anymore. This would be a very wise investment piece. SKU AT-2592 Comes With Pouch Only Date ...
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2010s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Turquoise 18K Yellow Gold Estate Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
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18K Yellow Gold AU 750 Turquoise Gemstone Clovers Turquoise has a light teal blue color and even hue. Please review all photos and video to see how gorgeous it looks. Earring have...
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2010s French Modern Lever-Back Earrings

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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Black Onyx Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2535 Comes With Pouch Only RRP £3,800 Incl taxes/4 350 € Incl taxes / $ 4,050 Excl taxes Model ARA44200 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Onyx Weight approx ...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

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Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Black Onyx Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2543 Comes With Pouch Only Date approx 2016 RRP £3,800 Incl taxes/4 350 € Incl taxes / $ 4,050 Excl taxes Model ARA44200 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones On...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

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

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Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Carnelian 18k Rose Gold Earstuds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2188 Comes With Box Only Date 2014 RRP £2,560 Inc VAT / $2,720 Excl VAT / 2920 € Inc VAT Model VCARN6BO00 Serial Number JE****** Metal 18k Rose Gold Stones Carnelian Weight 2....
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2010s French Stud Earrings

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Carnelian, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Yellow Gold Onyx Vintage Alhambra Earrings VCARA44200
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of 18k yellow gold onyx Van Cleef & Arpels earrings from the Vintage Alhambra collection. The earrings feature the iconic 4-leaf clover motif, with an onyx inlay set to the centre, complemented by a beaded edge. The 1.5cm wide earrings...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Lever-Back Earrings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Angel Skin Coral Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Vintage Alhambra Angel Skin Coral Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 2 alhambra shape coral stones: 15mm each. These earrings are made for not pierced ears, but ...
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Vintage 1980s French Drop Earrings

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra White Coral Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Vintage Alhambra White Coral Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. With 2 alhambra shape white coral stones: 15mm each. These earrings are made for non pierced ears, but ...
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Vintage 1980s French Drop Earrings

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Coral, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Lapis Lazuli 18K Yellow Gold Estate Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Fairfax, VA
18K Yellow Gold AU 750 Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Clovers Lapis has a dark midnight blue color with gold yellow specks. Please review all photos and video to see how gorgeous it looks. ...
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2010s French Modern Lever-Back Earrings

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Turquoise 18K Yellow Gold Earstuds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2594 Comes With Box Only Model VCARD25600 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k Yellow Gold Stones Turquoise Weight 2.5 g Width 10 mm Condition Excellent __________________________...
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2010s French Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Turquoise, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Turquoise Yellow Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
"Rare Find & Investment piece" Discover the elegance of these rare Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra earrings, crafted in 18k yellow gold. Featuring the iconic lucky clover motifs ...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Turquoise White Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
*Rare Find & Investment piece* Adorn your ears with a touch of elegance and sophistication with this exquisite pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra Vintage earrings. Crafted from 18-...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

Materials

Turquoise, 18k Gold, White Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Diamond White Gold Earrings
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU CT-2412 Comes With Pouch Only Date 2016 RRP £13,000 Including taxes / $13,900 Excluding taxes / €14 900 Including taxes Model VCARA44600 Serial Number JExxxxx Stones Diamond Cond...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra Mother-of-Pearl 18K White Gold Earstuds
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Banbury, GB
SKU AT-2235 Comes With Box Only Date approx 2019 RRP £2,440 Incl taxes/2 790 € Incl taxes/$ 2,600 Excl taxes Model VCARG12000 Serial Number JB****** Metal 18k White Gold Stones Mothe...
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2010s French Stud Earrings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

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