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RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND 'BOUQUET HAWAII' BROOCH, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, CIRCA 1940
Designed as a bouquet decorated with diamond-, ruby- and sapphire-set flowers, to gold leaves and stems, the diamonds together weighing approximately 2.50 carats, the rubies and sapphires together weighing approximately 9.50 carats, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed and numbered 54360.
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Accompanied by a signed box.

Literature:

Les Arts Decoratifs, Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art of High Jewelry, edited by Évelyne Possémé, page 123. 

"During the war, Van Cleef & Arpels' workshop operated at a considerably reduced pace. Precious stones no longer reached Europe and the jewelry houses fell back on gold, considered a safe investment, for their creation...Presented at the World's Fair in New York in 1939... The Hawaii series, with its clips of simple, almost naive, loose bunches of unsophisticated flowers, and matching rings and bracelets, set with rubies, diamonds and sapphires in the colors of the allied flags, met with success at the time of the Liberation."

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