Rare and exceptional Van Cleef and Arpels "Ludo-Hexagonal" bracelet, yellow gold and platinum set with diamonds. Designed as a band with honeycomb motifs enhanced by simple-cut diamonds (8/8), the platinum "bridge" designed clasp accented with circular-cut diamonds. Mounted in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum, length approximately 185 mm, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, French assay marks and maker's mark. Circa 1942 According to the Company Van Cleef and Arpels : "The iconic Ludo Hexagone bracelet first entered Van Cleef & ArpelsÂ’ Collections in 1935. Designed the same year, it was an immediate success and remained in production until around 1950. Its name is a reference to Louis Arpels, who was known to his friends as Â“LudoÂ”. The Ludo Hexagone design was mainly applied to bracelets and watches. It consists of an articulated ribbon of small hexagons, usually in yellow gold. Depending on the model, the hexagons may have a diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald at their center, in a star setting. The clasp is made up of a stylized buckle motif, encrusted with gems."Domestic: Flat-rate of $200.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.Location: This item ships from Mauritius
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Security chain added later. To see models in Ludo collection: Literature : ‘Van Cleef & Arpels’ by Sylvie Raulet, Editions du Regard, 1986, Literature: ‘Van Cleef & Arpels – The Art of High Jewelry’ by Evelyne Possemé, Les Arts Décoratifs, 2012.
W 0.99 in. x D 7.29 in.W 25 mm x D 185 mm
7.29 in. (185 mm)
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