A Gold, Lapis Lazuli & Diamond Bracelet, Ring & Pendant set by Van Cleef & Arpels
A lapis lazuli & diamond bracelet, ring and pendant set by Van Cleef and Arpels. Each piece has a beautiful design of domed lapis lazuli links interspersed with brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 yellow gold. All pieces are individually signed & numbered VCA with French assay marks & maker’s marks. Lengths: bracelet = 18.3cm, ring size = I, pendant = 5.5cm, chain = 72cm. Circa 1970
The word diamond is derived from the Greek — Adamantos and the Latin — Adamantum, from which the English word ‘adamant’ is born. This name refers to the durability and hardness of the stone. Diamonds are the hardest of all gemstones, being ranked number 1 on the Mohs scale. This is 10x harder than Corundum which is ranked 2 on the Mohs scale.
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