Luxurious Ruby and diamond Van Cleef & Arpels necklace
Van Cleef and Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Ruby and Diamond necklace. Featuring a bezel set, round cabochon cut natural Ruby surrounded by 14 matching round brilliant cut Diamonds. Further accented with 3 smaller Ruby cabochons and diamonds set slave links. Dropping from a bold bright finished circular link chain.
Signed : VCA NY
1 Ruby ; 4 CT apx.
6 Rubies; 2.1 CT apx.
20 Round brilliant cut diamonds; 2.00 CT APX.
Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his wife Esther’s stepfather Salomon Arpel the company was originally called
“society Alfred Van Cleef and Arpels Solomon” Alfred and his brother’s law Salomon Pierre and Jules Arples went into business together, forming what we now know as Van Cleef and Arpel in 1903. They registered the “Van Cleef & Arpels” trademark and opened a boutique at 22 place Vendôme in 1906. They were soon joined by Esther’s brothers, Salomon, Jules and Louis Arpels. Alfred Van Cleef died in 1938, leaving his daughter, Renée Rachel Puissant as his heir. From 1909 to 1939, Van Cleef & Arpels prospered, opening boutiques in holiday resorts such as Deauville, Le Touquet, Monte-Carlo and Nice.
In 1939, Julius and Claude Arpels emigrate to the United States. During World War II, Renee Rachel Puissant-Van Cleef took refuge in Vichy. Esther Van Cleef wife of founder Alfred Van Cleef would move to Cannes along with Jacques Arpels he would remain until May 1944 before fleeing to Switzerland. The first US boutique opened in New York, on 5th Avenue that year. Renée Puissant died at Vichy on December 12, 1942, she was the sole heir of Alfred Van Cleef. Van Cleef & Arpels became the first French jewellers to open boutiques in Japan and China. The company’s prestige stems from a long list of prominent commissions issued by royal and imperial courts, which have enabled Van Cleef & Arpels to be active in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East.
We are featuring a Ruby and Diamond Necklace, Circa 1960’s