Van Cleef & Arpels

A Stylish Pair of Vintage Diamond and Rope Twist Gold Earrings

A stylish pair of vintage gold and diamond earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1979, each formed of a square cushion-shaped panel in 18ct yellow gold positioned point to point on the diagonal and set with nine round brilliant cut diamonds in three rows and surrounded by a gold rope twist frame, above which the top two sides have a further two rows of gold rope twist which are wider than the frame, all to post and clip fittings. These are a lovely wearable pair of earrings, suitable for day and evening, the diamonds are high quality, bright, lively and well matched. The rope twist gives them a casual air whilst the diamonds create impact and the unusual shape is very flattering on the ear with the top of the earrings pointing upwards and following the line of the outer edge of the ear.
When viewed from the side, the earrings have a three dimensional ‘stacked’ appearance. The outer row of rope twist is at the lowest level (closest to the ear when worn) with each subsequent row overlapping and sitting higher until the diamond plaque is at the top thereby creating volume and visual interest. Overall, an elegant and versatile pair of French vintage earrings by one of the finest jewellery houses.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered and with maker's marks and French assay marks
Weight description17 grams
Dimensions1.8cm/ 0.70" wide x 2cm/ 0.78 tall
8mm deep
Periodcirca 1979
Gemstones18 x round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.3cts


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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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