Van Cleef & Arpels

A vintage chrysoprase and diamond ‘Fidji’ ring in 18ct yellow gold

A colourful vintage chrysoprase and diamond ‘Fidji’ ring by Van Cleef and Arpels c.1969, the ring of bombe design centred with an oval cabochon of bright green translucent chrysoprase above a band of round brilliant diamonds in yellow gold with the shoulders and sides of the ring in carved and polished chrysoprase, the band in 18ct yellow gold. This lovely dress ring is a beautiful spring-like green which combines well with the warmth of yellow gold and the sparkling highlight of diamonds. Chrysoprase is a member of the Quartz family sought after and valued for its characteristic colour. It has been used in jewellery since Antiquity and is one of Van Cleef & Arpels favoured ornamental gems. They say “Van Cleef & Arpels sources its chrysoprase predominantly in Australia. While the stone may display myriad nuances of green, from light shades to the deepest hues, the chrysoprase used by the Maison stands out for even, harmonious tones and an exceptionally pure essence. Various stages of polishing bring out its gleam and its vibrant colour, imparting a unique intensity to every creation.” Being straight sided this ring would work just as well stacked with other bands as it would worn alone and would make a fun and colourful addition to any outfit.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials2 x carved pieces of chrysoprase
12 x brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 0.3cts
Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold signed V.C.A. numbered and marked 750
Weight description7 grams
DimensionsUK finger size I, US size 4.5
Head of ring is 9.5mm wide tapering down to 3.5mm at centre back of band. The ring stands 8.2mm high off the finger at centre of head.
OriginNew York
Periodcirca 1969


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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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