Van Cleef & Arpels [梵克雅寶] | Mystery-Set Sapphire and Diamond Brooch [藍寶石配鑽石別針]
Property of a New York Collector
Van Cleef & Arpels
Mystery-Set Sapphire and Diamond Brooch
Designed as a flower with mystery-set calibré-cut sapphire petals, the stem and leaves accented with round and marquise-shaped diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY.41917, with maker's marks; circa 1965. With signed box.
In good condition, with light wear to the mounting. Stamped PLAT. The sapphires stated to weigh a total of approximately 72.15 carats are medium blue, well-matched for color, predominantly eye-clean, a few examples slightly to moderately included, one sapphire on the far left petal with a fracture seen under 10x magnification, but the stone remains intact. The diamonds stated to weigh a total of approximately 6.60 carats are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Dimensions approximately 3 x 2⅜ inches. Gross weight approximately 25 dwts. A photocopy of an Insurance Valuation from Van Cleef & Arpels dated January 17, 1985 available upon request.
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