Van Cleef & Arpels

A Striking Diamond and Onyx Dress Ring in 18ct Yellow Gold

A striking vintage monochrome dress ring by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1970s, the band style ring of domed profile and tapering form, the front divided into six sections, all alternately set with either a piece of carved and polished black onyx or pavé set with round brilliant cut diamonds, all in 18ct yellow gold. This op-art inspired ring is bold and stylish and could easily be dressed up or down. Part of the iconic ‘la boutique’ range, a concept which VCA launched in 1954 and which sold jewels and accessories at a more accessible price point aimed at a younger clientele, it has a fun vintage vibe.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered and with French assay marks
Weight description6.5 grams
DimensionsUK finger size L, US size 5.75
9.6mm wide at centre front tapering to 2.6mm centre back
Gemstones30 x round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.95cts (engraved inside ring)
3 x carved and polished pieces of black onyx


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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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