Gold, Diamond and Coral Floral Motif Clip Earrings, Rose de Noël by Van Cleef & Arpels
A pair of coral and diamond ‘Rose de Noel’ ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels, each designed as a flower with a gold and brilliant-cut diamond pistil in the centre of six carved pink angel skin coral petals. The clip fittings signed, numbered, stamped, and bearing French hallmarks for 18KT gold. Each ear clip measuring approximately 4cm by 4cm. Sold in the original fitted box.
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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