Wednesday, 6 April 2011

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: Mystery set sapphire maple leaf brooch

This brooch is a Van Cleef and Arpels classic but that does not make it less extraordinary or beautiful!. It displays a leaf with mystery set calibre cut sapphires surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds and with baguette cut diamonds forming the branch.

No matter how many of these pieces one might have seen, the invisible way the stones are set in, it will always be admirable.

This piece will be auctioned by Sotheby's in NY on April 14th.