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. The bracelet has a beautiful fluted design of domed lapis lazuli links with brilliant-cut diamond beaded spacers. The bombé ring is in a similar design with carved chevron lapis lazuli plaques between pavé-set brilliant-cut diamonds. Finally an openwork fluted lapis lazuli drop pendant suspended from a pavé-set brilliant-cut diamond surmount with an 18k gold link chain. All pieces individually signed VCA with French assay marks, maker’s marks, bracelet and ring numbered. 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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