Van Cleef & Arpels
Diamond and Gem-Set Ring
15,000 - 20,000 USD
The mounting set with round diamonds, accompanied by interchangeable center stones comprising coral, turquoise, gray cultured pearl and white cultured pearl.
In good condition, the mounting with scuffs and scratches commensurate with wear, not noticeable when worn. The back of the band with evidence of sizing, noticeable only upon close inspection. Mounting tests as platinum. Diamond weight stated in catalogue description approximated using measurements. The diamonds are approximately I-K color, SI to I clarity. The coral is orangish red with whitish mottling. The turquoise is medium very strongly greenish blue with some matrix visible near the bottom edges. The white cultured pearl is of creamy white bodycolor, with soft aubergine overtones, good luster and minor blemishing including pitting and ringing. The gray cultured pearl is medium slightly brownish gray, with moderate green and aubergine overtones, good luster, moderately to heavily pitted with moderate ringing. Total gross weight approximately 20 dwts. To insert or remove center stone, twist and pull. Christie's New York, Betsy Bloomingdale: A Life in Style, December 7, 2016, lot 157. Please note this property cannot be shipped internationally due to endangered species materials.
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Formerly from the collection of Betsy Bloomingdale.