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1960s Sapphire and Diamond Yellow Gold Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels

$11,094.40

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A stunning, fine and impressive vintage 0.69 carat sapphire and 0.55 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold dress ring made by Van Cleef and Arpels; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This stunning, fine and impressive vintage sapphire ring has been crafted in 18k yellow gold. This organic twist design is embellished with five impressive four-claw yellow gold set round faceted blue sapphires and five four-claw white gold set modern brilliant transitional round cut diamonds. The 18k yellow gold ring is accented with channelled ridge decoration spanning the anterior surface, replicating the splayed details of a feather. The elevated, flared ring shoulders integrate with the main setting and blend seamlessly with the ring shank. The rim of the shank is signed with the renowned maker's mark, 'Van Cleef Et Arpels' and the serial number '77807'. This exceptional sapphire and diamond cocktail ring is presented in the original white leatherette pouch secured with a white and gold press stud; the exterior of the pouch bears the retailer's mark 'Van Cleef & Arpels Paris'. This Van Cleef and Arpels gold sapphire ring has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 18 karat gold. This impressive vintage sapphire ring is supplied with an independent diamond grading report card. Images do not always reflect the true color and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual color and showcases each stone. NOTE: Van Cleef & Arpels was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels. Their pieces are known to feature naturalistic designs such as: flowers, animals and fairies. As expected, this renowned maker selects very high graded gemstones; in this instance impressive diamonds and sapphires. Condition This stunning Van Cleef and Arpels gold sapphire ring is excellent quality, set with impressive sapphires displaying fine color, brilliance and presence. The high color and clarity graded diamonds display a fine white color, brilliance and presence. The ring is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition. The original presentation pouch is in excellent condition. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of sapphire jewellery/estate jewelry. Diamond Quality Color (average grades) F Clarity (average grades) VS1 Content 0.55 carat Cut Transitional Modern Brilliant Round Sapphire Quality Color Blue Cut Round faceted Content 0.69 carats Dimensions Length of setting 1.49cm/0.59" Height of setting 6.52mm/0.26" Ring Size UK Size I USA Size 4 1/4 The ring size may be professionally adjusted in size on request to meet your personal requirements. Weight 9.79 grams Maker: Van Cleefe & Arpels Date: Circa 1960

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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.


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