Gold, Diamond and 3.92 Carat Emerald Cocktail Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
A gold, emerald and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, centring on an emerald-cut Colombian emerald, weighing 3.92 carats, framed by cascades of engraved 18K gold of foliate motif, set with rows and accents of round-cut diamonds and emeralds. Signed VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, numbered and marked for 18K gold. Ring size 6.7 (US) or N (UK). Circa 1960. Accompanied by an SSEF report stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin with no oil treatment.
Van Cleef and Arpels was founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef, and his uncle-by-marriage, Salomon Arpels. The duo opened their first shop in Paris. Today the jeweller’s flag ship can still be found in Paris at 22 Place Vendome, where the Maisons’ fine collection and elegant designs first bought delight to Parisian high society. The demand from their glamorous clientele was met by the Maison opening further shops in the glamorous locations of Nice and Cannes. In the 20th century the jeweller’s popularity spread over the Atlantic, so that a New York store opened in 1942. The designer’s popularity has not waned in recent years seeing an increased interest in both vintage pieces and their contemporary collections.
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