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  • Posts Tagged ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’

    THIS FOUR LEAFED CLOVER IS REALLY SPECIAL

    Monday, March 25th, 2024

    A VAN CLEEF & ARPELS CHRYSOPRASE AND DIAMOND BROOCH. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    This Van Cleef & Arpels chrysoprase and diamond brooch modelled as a four leafed clover comes up as lot 296 at O’Reilly’s auction of fine jewellery, silverware and antiques in Dublin on March 27. Signed and numbered and in 18 carat gold it is estimated at €12,000-€14,000. Chrysoprase is a gemstone variety of chalcedony. The catalogue for the sale is online.

    MYSTERY MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE PRICE AT JAMES ADAM

    Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
    MYSTERY-SET SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND FLOWER BROOCH, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

    THIS mystery set sapphire and diamond flower brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels made a hammer price of €110,000 at James Adam sale of Fine Jewellery and Watches in Dublin on September 13. Described by the auctioneers as rare and collectible it had been estimated at €30,000-€50,000. Patented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933 the Mystery Setting “is a technique which allows the jeweller to model any form, any movement”. The apparently invisible mounting of the stones without visible claws or prongs creates an effect which makes them almost look as though they are floating.