Van Cleef & Arpels | Pair of Ruby and Diamond Earclips 梵克雅寶 紅寶石配鑽石耳環一對
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Van Cleef & Arpels | Pair of Ruby and Diamond Earclips
Of fringe design, centering pear-shaped cabochon rubies, framed by round diamonds, suspending pear-shaped cabochon rubies and round diamonds, with maker's mark; circa 1979. Fitted with posts. With signed box and pouch.
In good condition, the mountings with light wear. The later-added posts stamped 585 for 14 karat gold, mountings test as 18 karat gold. The rubies, stated to weigh a total of 33.64 carats are medium deep slightly purplish red, heavily included with chips and surface-reaching inclusions, as is typical of cabochon stones. The diamonds, stated to weigh a total of 7.07 carats, are approximately F-H color, VS-SI clarity. Length approximately 1¾ inches. A copy of the Van Cleef & Arpels invoice is available upon request.
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