Van Cleef & Arpels [ 梵克雅寶] | Pair of Sapphire and Diamond 'Mystery-Set' Earclips [藍寶石配鑽石「Mystery-Set」耳環一對]
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Important Jewels from the Collection of Sheila Robbins
Van Cleef & Arpels
Pair of Sapphire and Diamond 'Mystery-Set' Earclips
Centering domed bands of mystery-set calibré-cut sapphires, bordered by square-cut and baguette diamonds, signed V.C.A., numbered NY54457; circa 1955. With signed box.
In good condition, with minor wear to the mounting. Mounting tests as platinum. The 100 sapphires stated to weigh approximately 40.00 carats are medium blue, eye-clean to slightly included, well-matched for color, minute abrasions seen under 10x magnification. The 32 diamonds stated to weigh a total of approximately 2.60 carats are approximately G-H color, VS clarity. Length 1 inch. Accompanied by a copy of a Valuation for Insurance dated February 19, 1992 from Van Cleef & Arpels. Further accompanied by a copy of the purchase receipt dated November 25, 1988, available upon request.
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