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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. O. ROY CHALK, THENCE BY DESCENT

Suite of Sapphire and Diamond Jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 275,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MRS. O. ROY CHALK, THENCE BY DESCENT

Suite of Sapphire and Diamond Jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 275,000 USD
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Suite of Sapphire and Diamond Jewelry, Van Cleef & Arpels
Comprising: a necklace, a bracelet and a pair of earclips, designed as clusters of variously-cut sapphires and round diamonds, necklace length 13½ inches, bracelet length 6 inches, necklace signed V.C.A. N.Y., numbered 25027.1, bracelet signed Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y., numbered 31412, earclips signed V.C.A. N.Y., numbered 25027.2; circa 1965.
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Catalogue Note

In 1972, Claire Chalk and her husband Roy donated a spectacular 37.82-carat Colombian emerald to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Now known as the Chalk Emerald, the gemstone was said to have formed the centerpiece of an impressive diamond necklace in the collection of the rulers of Baroda.  Harry Winston, recognizing its superlative color and clarity, acquired the emerald and mounted it in its current form of a diamond-set ring. While a patron of Winston, Mrs. Chalk’s jeweler of choice was Van Cleef & Arpels, from whom she acquired many pieces throughout her life, including the elegant sapphire and diamond suite offered here. In addition to supporting her husband to build a successful business empire, Claire was involved with many philanthropic endeavors, particularly the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.

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