Van Cleef & Arpels | Pair of Emerald and Diamond Earclips 梵克雅寶 祖母綠配鑽石耳環一對
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Van Cleef & Arpels | Pair of Emerald and Diamond Earclips
Of floral design, centering two square emerald-cut emeralds weighing 2.48 and 2.33 carats, the petals pavé-set with old mine- and single-cut diamonds, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered N.Y. 17900.
In good condition, with scuffs and scratches to the mounting commensurate with wear. Mountings test as platinum. The emeralds are medium green, slightly included, with a few small chips and abrasions to the facet junctions. The diamonds are F-G color, primarily VS clarity, with a few SI examples. Length approximately 1¼ inches. Total gross weight approximately 18 dwts. Earclip mechanisms are loose and would benefit from tightening by a jeweler. Posts later added and retractable teeth are intact for wear as clips. Accompanied by AGL report no. 1116927 A and B dated August 20, 2021 stating that the emeralds are of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: insignificant to minor, type: traditional.
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