Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set Sapphire Diamond Brooch For Sale
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Van Cleef & Arpels Mystery-Set Sapphire Diamond Brooch

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A platinum diamond and mystery-set sapphire flower pin designed as a calibre-cut sapphire flower, centering upon diamond cluster pistil, extending a baguette-cut diamond stem and marquise-cut diamond leaves, exquisitely mounted in platinum. The 'Mystery-Set' technique was invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933, which is a technique used for setting gemstones in a specific way so that no prongs are visible. The design is so intricate that producing a single clip takes approximately 300 hours. Each faceted stone is gently placed onto thin gold rails measuring less than two-tenths of a millimeter wide. When the technique is complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. The process is so complex making Mystery Set pieces extremely rare. Signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1970s Dimensions approx. 2 3/4 inc.

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  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    P2356
  • Reference Number
    LU1145184982
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