Lot 81
  • 81

18 Karat Gold, Emerald, Cultured Pearl, Diamond and Ruby Pendant-Brooch, Necklace and Cuff-Bracelet Combination, Van Cleef & Arpels

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • gold, emerald, cultured pearl, diamond, ruby
The pendant centering an emerald carved with a floral motif, weighing 107.57 carats, framed by round diamonds weighing approximately 3.50 carats, together with a brooch fitting, the brooch fitting signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY 57152; together with a necklace composed of ten strands of cultured pearls measuring approximately 4.9 to 2.9 mm, spaced at intervals with five fluted emerald beads measuring approximately 9.8 to 9.5 mm, centering an oval-shaped cabochon ruby measuring approximately 14.0 by 10.7 by 5.8 mm, set with round diamonds weighing approximately 6.05 carats, length 20 inches, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered N.Y. 51141; the openwork lattice-style cuff-bracelet set with round diamonds weighing approximately 21.00 carats, gross weight approximately 65 dwts, internal circumference 6½ inches, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY 57152. Together with a screwdriver to convert the pieces.


All pieces in good condition: PENDANT: The central emerald is a medium bluish green, lightly included for what one typically sees with carved emeralds, and semi-transparent. There is a large indentation on the reverse, owing most likely to the emerald's previous ornamental use. It is intricately and expertly carved, with additional carving to the reverse. The diamonds are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. CUFF: Diamonds approximately E-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Fitted with a safety closure. NECKLACE: The round creamy to silvery white pearls show good luster, several pearls exhibiting pititng or wrinkled skins, visible only under magnification. The ruby is a medium deep red, heavily included and semi-translucent. The emeralds are decorative in quality. The diamonds are approximately F-H color, VVS-VS clarity. Together with a screwdriver to easily move between pieces. With photocopy of a 1992 letter from Van Cleef & Arpels attesting to the origins of the emerald, upon request.
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