Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Yellow Sapphire Flower Pendant

$20,000

About

Pear-shaped petals of 18 karat yellow gold are embellished with yellow sapphires and fashioned into a flower, it’s center punctuated with a cluster of white diamonds. The esteemed house of Van Cleef & Arpels is celebrated for its exceptionally well-crafted and delicate designs and for using the finest of materials for its iconic creations. This exclusive pendant no exception; it’s stunning. The pendant measures just under 1 inch in diameter and is appointed with 3.40 carats of sapphire and .38 carats of diamonds. Signed, numbered and accompanied by the original presentation box, the flower centerpiece is suspended from a fixed 15 inch chain.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-9 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Van Cleef & Arpels (Designer)

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 jewelry whose primary aim was the display of wealth and opulence, Van Cleef & Arpels sought to produce pieces that projected the wearer’s taste and style — winning the house a roster of dedicated, fashion-conscious clients that included the Duchess of Windsor, Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Hutton, Jacqueline Onassis and Elizabeth Taylor.


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, the firm distinguished itself with both the consistency of the color and clarity of its stones and the creativity of its 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 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.


About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Launched in Carmel, California, in 1950, Fourtane today is one of the leading U.S. dealers in estate jewelry and watches dating from the 1800s to today, specializing in Victorian jewels and signed pieces from elite designers like Bulgari, Henry Dunay and Cartier. Despite its growth and globe-spanning clientele, Fourtané prides itself...

Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Diamond Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1950
1stDibs seller since 2009
216 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 4 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pink Sapphire Flower Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond And Pink Sapphire Flower Pendant Necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. With brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color and 7 round pink sapphires. This necklace c...
Category

20th Century Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Diamond Gold Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels flower brooch circa 1990's adorned with round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. The brooch measures 1.57" length by 1.45" wide.
Category

1990s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 10k Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Diamond Gold Brooch
$12,000 Sale Price
20% Off
Free Shipping
Van Cleef & Arpels Flower Diamond Gold Brooch
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels flower brooch circa 1990's adorned with round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. The brooch measures 1.57" length by 1.45" wide. Necklace n...
Category

1990s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 10k Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Sapphire Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Birds of Paradise necklace showcasing a perfect gradient of multicolored sapphires, and round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace...
Category

2010s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Sapphire Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Van Cleef & Arpels Oiseaux De Paradis Birds of Paradise necklace showcasing a perfect gradient of multicolored sapphires, and round brilliant cut diamonds. The necklace...
Category

2010s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Yellow Sapphire

Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire 18 Karat Yellow Gold Boots Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand : Van Cleef&Arpels Name : Boots pendant necklace Material : 1P Sapphire, 750 K18 YG Yellow Gold Comes with :Van Cleef & Arpels box, case, VCA repair certificate(Nov 2016) Neckl...
Category

1990s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
A French 18 karat gold pendant necklace with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris. The necklace is composed of triple bar links joined by multiple strands of oval trace link chains,...
Category

Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Heart Pendant
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
A classic pave diamond set heart pendant on a fine 18kt yellow gold chain necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels. The heart is set with 17 brilliant round cut diamonds (VVS clarity, E-F colo...
Category

20th Century Chain Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery