Van Cleef & Arpels

‘Door Knocker’ 18ct Yellow Gold and Diamond necklace

An 18ct yellow gold and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1970. The necklace is articulated well with a ‘door knocker’ style drop accented with diamonds.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed VCA, numbered and with maker's mark and French assay marks
Weight description56.1 grams
DimensionsNecklace: 38cm/15"
Drop length: 3.2cm/1.2"
MakerVan Cleef & Arpels
Periodcirca 1970s
Gemstones23 round brilliant cut diamonds estimated at 1ct total

Directors Notes

This necklace has the makers marks for Georges Richards and Wildenstein, a Parisian workshop that worked closely with Van Cleef & Arpels from the 1960s certainly until the 1980s. Their makers mark can often be seen on the Maison’s iconic Alhambra jewels that were introduced in 1968.


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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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