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    Sale 1418

    Geneva Magnificent Jewels

    15 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 99

    A SAPPHIRE, SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BIB NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    A SAPPHIRE, SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BIB NECKLACE, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    The graduated necklace set to the front with a line of graduated baguette-cut diamonds, between two lines of oval-cut sapphires, to the baguette-cut diamond scroll details, 1960s, 39.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum and gold
    Signed Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, with maker's mark for Rubel Frères, no. 47.183
    Accompanied by report no. 88082 dated 30 September 2016 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the necklace is composed of 85 natural sapphires and of 1 synthetic sapphire, that the origin of the natural sapphires is Basaltic, Burma (Myanmar), Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Madagascar, and that approximately 40% of the natural sapphires show indications of heating.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE


    Post Lot Text

    Rubel Frères was a Parisian manufacturing firm associated with Van Cleef & Arpels. They moved to New York in 1939 shortly after Van Cleef & Arpels opened their salon. In 1943, their affiliation was dissolved and Rubel opened their own shop at 777 Fifth Avenue.