Van Cleef & Arpels

A Beautiful and Unusual Brushed Platinum and Diamond Necklace

A striking and unusual platinum and diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels c.1942, the articulated necklace made in platinum with a straight ribbon form and double domed profile, set across at regular intervals with sixty-three inlaid rows of transition cut diamonds, each row with three stones, the platinum with a brushed satin finish, all to a concealed tongue and box clasp. This lovely necklace measures 36cm/14.1” long so would have been worn across the throat in the style of a choker. An advertisement from 1943 shows a necklace like this being worn with a black dinner dress, the effect is modern and contemporary. The brushed platinum has a cool almost industrial feel to it and the contrast between the relatively matte metal and the sparkling diamonds is very effective.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
SettingPlatinum signed Van Cleef & Arpels New York and numbered
Weight description92 grams
Dimensions36cm / 14.17" long and 0.68cm / 0.26" wide
MakerVan Cleef & Arpels
Gemnstones204 brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of apprximately 4cts
OriginNew York


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Van Cleef & Arpels

On June 16th 1906 Van Cleef & Arpels opened the doors to their first boutique at number 22, Place Vendôme. Next door to Lalique, opposite the Ritz and a stones throw from Boucheron, this would prove to be the first of many boutiques that the highly successful Maison would open around the world during the 20th Century.

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