Lot 210
  • 210

Elegant Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris

1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD
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  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • sapphire, diamond, platinum
Set with five sugarloaf cabochon sapphires weighing a total of approximately 193.73 carats, joined by articulated segments of geometric design set with square, rectangular, round and old European-cut diamonds, length 7 inches, with French assay marks, workshop marks for Rubel Frères, and maker's marks for Van Cleef & Arpels; circa 1935.


Sotheby's New York, April 25, 2002, Magnificent Jewels from the Estate of Janice H. Levin, lot 76.


In very good condition, with light surface wear to the mounting. Stamped with Van Cleef and Arpels maker's mark on the second diamond-set link from the female end of the clasp; with workshop marks for Rubel Frères on the tongue clasp and the mounting to the central sapphire; with French assay marks for platinum; and PT950 for platinum. The sapphires are a well matched medium to medium-deep violetish blue with minor color zoning seen on close inspection under direct light; starting from the female clasp, sapphires 1, 2, and 3 with minor finger prints. When viewed from the reverse, minor reflective silk seen in sapphires 2 and 4. The bases to sapphires 4 and 5 are faceted. All retaining a high polish with no apparent abrasions. Faint asterism is seen on the central sapphire under direct light. The 20 square-cut diamonds weighing in total approximately 5.00 carats, 10 rectangular-cut diamonds weighing in total approximately 5.00 carats and numerous round and old European-cut diamonds weighing approximately 14.00 carats; all approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Safety chain has been removed, but rings still in place on mounting to allow for one to be added.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by AGL report no. 1084703, dated May 31, 2017, stating that the sapphires are of Ceylon origin, with no indications of heating.