Lot 401
  • 401

18 Karat Gold, Coral, Amethyst, Turquoise and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, France

40,000 - 60,000 USD
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  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • gold, coral, turquoise, amethyst, diamond
The gold ropetwist chain spaced at intervals with eight coral beads flanked by smaller amethyst beads, supporting a tassel composed of coral, turquoise and amethyst, set throughout with round diamonds weighing approximately 11.25 carats, length 35 inches, signed V.C.A., numbered N.Y. 41153; circa 1970.


In good condition. The amethyst beads are medium to medium-deep, predominately slightly included with some eye clean examples and minute surface reaching fractures not visible when worn. The turquoise beads are medium-light slightly greenish blue and evenly colored. The center turquoise cabochon exhibits minute white mottling predominately around the edges. The coral is medium reddish orange exhibiting moderate color banding. Some coral beads contain surface reaching fractures, minor polyp holes and minute areas of white discoloration. Please note that the surface reaching fractures do not affect the durability of the coral beads. The diamonds are H-I color, VVS-VS clarity with some SI examples due to surface chips located on the crown. V.C.A. signature can be found on the side of clasp and on the inside of the tassel.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

A necklace of similar design is illustrated in Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art of High Jewelry, edited by Évelyne Possémé, page 208.

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