An important emerald and diamond necklace/choker/bracelet combination, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Lot 7
An important emerald and diamond necklace/choker/bracelet combination, by Van Cleef & Arpels,
Sold for HK$ 9,620,000 (US$ 1,240,588) inc. premium
Lot Details
An important emerald and diamond necklace/choker/bracelet combination, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1960-1961
The collar necklace designed as a series of twenty-two graduating clusters, each set to the centre with a step-cut emerald within a frame of brilliant-cut diamonds, the necklace detaches into four parts and may be worn as a shorter choker and a pair of bracelets, mounted in platinum and 18 carat gold, emeralds weigh 47.04 carats total, diamonds weigh 70.60 carats total, numbered 92116, French workshop marks, French assay marks length 42.0cm

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a certificate from American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) stating the natural emeralds are of Colombian origin with faint to moderate clarity enhancement by oil. Report number CS32505, dated 12 January 1999.


    LITERATURE
    Christie's, 'Review of the Season 1975', edited by John Herbert, London, page 175, where the necklace is noted as having sold at auction in Geneva for CHF 1,000,000.

    Raulet, Sylvie, 'Van Cleef & Arpels', Rizzoli New York, 1987, pages 78 and 79 where is it described and illustrated.
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