GOLD, CORAL, ONYX AND DIAMOND SUITE OF JEWELS, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, FRANCE
Comprising two textured gold bangle-bracelets, one set with onyx segments, the other set with coral segments, accented with round diamonds, together with a matching pair of earclips and a ring, bracelet internal circumference 6½ inches, ring size 4, each signed VCA, bracelets numbered 25337 and 25235 respectively, earclips numbered B3069 I7, ring numbered B 5126I 15, each with French assay marks, the coral-set bracelet, earclips and ring with French workshop marks; circa 1975. With three signed pouches.
Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.
In overall good condition, with surface scratches to the mountings commensurate with wear. The bangle-bracelets inscribed 750 and with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Also inscribed © 73. The earclips inscribed 750 and with French assay marks for platinum and gold. Also inscribed © 74. The ring inscribed 750 and with French assay mark for gold. Evidence of resizing to the back of the shank. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately: 2.15 carats (two bangles), 2.00 carats (ring), 0.60 carat (earclips). The diamonds are approximately E-F color, VVS-VS clarity; one diamond on the ring with a chip to the girdle visible under 10x magnification. The coral is light reddish orange and well matched. The onyx is in good condition. The hoop earclips measuring approximately 1¼ inch in length. Bangle-bracelets close securely and are fitted with safety catches. Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials
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