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Monday, 24 September 2012

An excessive 1960's coral necklace by VAN CLEEF and ARPELS

This coral necklace with a huge tassel and matching ear clips was made by Van Cleef and Arpels in the 1960's. It represents very well the flavour of the jewellery during those years; bold designs and semiprecious stones. The demi parure belonged to Brooke Astor and it will also be part of the auction held by Sotheby's NY on september 25th.

Van Cleef and Arpels particularly favoured this style and there are several combinations of similar compositions, like one below, made in the 1970's.