RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDENT NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | 紅寶石 配 鑽石 項鏈, 梵克雅寶（Van Cleef & Arpels）
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RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDENT NECKLACE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
紅寶石 配 鑽石 項鏈, 梵克雅寶（Van Cleef & Arpels）
Designed as a gold chain supporting a butterfly, the wings set with calibré-cut rubies en serti mystérieux, framed with brilliant-cut diamonds, the body set with a marquise-shaped diamond, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 390mm, signed VCA, numbered, French assay and maker's marks, pouch stamped Van Cleef & Arpels.
Inscribed 750 and stamped French assay mark for 18 karat yellow gold, signed VCA, numbered 33168 and 129008, stamped French maker's mark. Rubies of medium dark purplish red of medium strong saturation. Under 10x magnification, there are typical inclusions, some quite close to surface but hardly noticeable when worn. Diamonds are bright and lively. Signs of normal wear on metal in consistent with use, overall in very good condition.
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