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Authentic! Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold 20 Motif Black Onyx Alhambra Necklace

You are bidding on an Authentic! Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold 20 Motif Black Onyx Alhambra
Necklace.
This necklace comes with Van Cleef & Arpels service paper from a store in Japan
and a VCA box.
About VCA:

In 1896, Esther Arpels, the daughter of Salomon Arpels, a dealer in precious stones, married Alfred Van Cleef, whose family were sheet merchants living in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. That same year, Alfred Van Cleef and Salomon Arpels had already established a company with the aim of “founding and running a jewellery business”. In 1906, they registered the “Van Cleef & Arpels” trademark and opened a boutique at 22 place Vendôme. 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, behind him. From 1909 to 1939, Van Cleef & Arpels prospered and opened boutiques in holiday resorts such as Deauville, Le Touquet, Nice and Monte-Carlo.

Progressively, the second generation joined the business. In 1942, the Arpels family emigrated to America and opened their first boutique in New York, on 5th Avenue. Later, Van Cleef & Arpels became the first French jewellers to open boutiques in Japan and China. Over the years, the firm was always managed by a descendant of the Arpels family, until it was acquired by the Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A. in 1999. The company’s prestige stems from a long list of prominent commissions issued by royal and imperial courts, financiers and industrial magnates, which have enabled Van Cleef & Arpels to be active today not only in Europe and the United States, but also in Asia and the Middle East.

More About the Piece:

Metal:

18k Yellow Gold

Length:

32"

Weight:

43 grams

Stones:

20 motifs of black onyx alhambra stones 15mm each

Hallmarks:

VCA 750 CL18412
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Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold 20 Motif Black Onyx

Estimate $12,155 - $14,300Mar 05, 2020
Starting Price $6,250
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