The journey of Van Cleef & Arpels embarked as a union between two lovers, Estelle Arpels, and Alfred Van Cleef. The couple was driven by their pioneering spirit and passion for precious stones to transform Van Cleef jewelry into a celebrated brand. Their passion amounted to the production of well-crafted jewelry. Fast-forward to today, their aesthetic reflects Van Cleef & Arpels’s unmistakable designs. The upcoming sale offered by Bonhams presents an opportunity to own a Van Cleef & Arpels.
The best of 20th-century jewelry and contemporary jewelry are offered in a lot of 144. Amidst which is an intense blue diamond ring at the highest estimation of 1,200,000. And something as simple and plain as a gem-set lighter embraces an innovative twist. The item presented by a leading jewelry designer -Jean Schlumberger, is an illustration of unbound creativity. Schlumberger sought to reflect the accessories as if it were growing, uneven, or in random motion.
Jewelry pieces that are rare to find add life to this sale – pieces such as lapis lazuli ‘Panthère’ brooch from circa 1965. Lapis, one of the oldest gemstones in history, were richly inlaid in the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen and other Egyptian kings and queens. View the full catalog and register to bid online on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (144)
# of Lots:144
Price Range:$1,000 - $1,200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A rare and impressive fancy colored diamond and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels|| Estimate: |
|A fine diamond ring|| Estimate: |
|A sapphire and diamond ring|| Estimate: |
|A diamond and gem-set bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1949|| Estimate: |
|A rare gold and gem-set lighter, Jean Schlumberger, circa 1939|| Estimate: |