JEAN VITAU, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | GEM SET AND DIAMOND BROOCH | Jean Vitau 為梵克雅寶設計 寶石 配 鑽石別針
JEAN VITAU, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS GEM SET AND DIAMOND BROOCH
Jean Vitau 為梵克雅寶設計 寶石 配 鑽石別針
Designed as an angelfish with sapphire eyes, tourmaline fins and onyx stripe, set with circular-cut pink and yellow sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds.
In very good condition commensurate with age, mounting with scratches, some minor etched gold, a few tiny indentations, and very minor discolouration. Signed Jean Vitau, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, numbered C2325. Mounting stamped 1991 referring to the year of manufacture, 18KP for 18 karat yellow gold. Sapphire, pink and yellow sapphires, diamond and green tourmaline weights stated in the catalogue description approximated using measurements. Sapphire is of medium deep blue and strong saturation; pink sapphires are of medium purplish pink colour and medium-low saturation; yellow sapphire are of medium yellow colour and medium to medium-strong saturation; observed under 10x magnification, there are minor typical inclusions, a few tiny chips. Tourmalines are of medium dark green colour and medium saturation, loupe-clean. Onyxes are in very good condition, a few minor fine line light scratches. Diamonds are about F-G colour, VVS-VS clarity, as graded in the mounting. Brooch measuring approximately 47.05 x 36.50mm.
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