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    Sale 2253

    Superb 20th Century Jewels from an American Collection

    15 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1078

    A SET OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL JEWELRY, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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    A SET OF EMERALD, DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL JEWELRY, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Comprising a necklace, the front suspending a graduated fringe of detachable emerald bead drops, each with a circular-cut diamond cap and terminal, from a series of pavé-set diamond foliate links with gold wirework trim, spaced by graduated cultured pearls, measuring from approximately 7.90 to 9.95 mm, accented by circular and pear-shaped diamonds, to the detachable twin ropetwist neckchain, joined by a cultured pearl and diamond clasp; and a pair of ear pendants, each suspending a detachable emerald bead and diamond drop, with a diamond and gold cap, from a circular-cut diamond and gold foliate surmount, mounted in 18k yellow and white gold, necklace, 1955, 16½ ins., ear pendants, 1956, with French exportation marks and maker's mark, in a Van Cleef & Arpels brown suede fitted case
    Necklace signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, N.Y., no. 23120; ear pendants signed Van Cleef & Arpels, France, no. 26886 (2)


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