AN EXQUISITE EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

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AN EXQUISITE EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
The front set with five graduated rectangular-cut emeralds weighing approximately 8.13, 6.05, 5.66, 5.41 and 5.19 cts., each surrounded by circular-cut diamonds, spaced by graduated circular-cut emeralds, each enhanced by a cluster of pear and marquise-cut diamonds, joined to a pear, marquise and circular-cut diamond back chain, mounted in platinum and gold (front section detaches to be worn as a bracelet), in a suede case--17.1/8 ins. long
Signed by Van Cleef & Arpels, No. N.Y. 34323
With certificate CS 31404 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that the center emerald weighing approximately 8.13 cts. is of Colombian origin. Moderate evidence of clarity enhancement present (Oil Type). All information is subject to the limitations imposed by the mounting.
Since their inception in 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels has strictly maintained a tradition of superb design, craftsmanship and fine gemstones. Their selection of emeralds for this necklace does full honor to this tradition. The center stone, weighing 8.13 carats, was mined in Colombia, arguably the premier source of emeralds in the world.
On this necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels has reinterpreted and enriched the design from similarly styled French necklaces from the last quarter of the 18th century based on clusters where a large center stone is framed by equal-sized diamonds. The single stone separators between clusters have been replaced by florets consisting of an emerald surrounded by five diamonds. The overall effect is a more sumptuous display of fine gems while maintaining the elegance of the simple original line. Unlike its ancestor, the front section of this necklace can be detached and worn as a bracelet.

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