Van Cleef & Arpels is a French jewellery, watch, and perfume company renowned for their expertise in precious stones and have won particular acclaim for a groundbreaking gem-setting procedure known as the Mystery Setting.
In 2001 the brand has created the Papillons (Butterflies) jewelry collection that features one-of-a-kind, tasteful pieces with large emerald-cut aquamarines, pink sapphires and diamonds. Now, once again butterflies are the part of their new jewelry collection.
Two Butterfly Between the Finger Ring, white gold, pink gold, pink sapphires, round and marquise-cut diamonds
As they naturally embody lightness, fragility and femininity, butterflies are the favorite theme for Van Cleefe & Arpels. This new Two Butterfly collection that reinterpret the grace and beauty of butterflies in flight consists of earrings, finger rings and gorgeous necklaces.
Like real butterflies, with their forms, species, and colors, these miniatures are superbly glittering and inspiring piece of jewelry, crafted from gemstones matched with the equivalent metals (pink sapphires with pink gold; yellow sapphires with yellow gold).
Beauty of butterflies in flight showen through this collection will cost you from $10,300 for necklace (yellow gold and sapphire) to $25,800 for the ring as well as for the necklace (pink gold, sapphire combination).
Two Butterfly earrings, white gold, pink gold, pink sapphires, round and marquise-cut diamonds
wo Butterfly necklace, pink gold, pink sapphires and marquise- cut diamond
Two Butterfly necklace, yellow, yellow sapphires and marquise- cut diamond
Two Butterfly necklace, white gold, round and marquise-cut diamonds
Two Butterfly earrings, white gold, yellow gold, yellow sapphires, round and marquise-cut diamonds
Since it’s Christmas and holidays gift-giving, December is crowded with jewelery auctions. First, on December 5th, Sotheby’s will held its Magnificent Jewels auction in New York, and the day after on December 6, Phillips de Pury & Company will offer amazing selection of diamonds and precious gems at its New York Jewels Auction. Among over 300 lots with an estimate of $500,000-700,000, we single out a necklace mounted in platinum with approximately 35.89 carats of D-color Internally Flawless diamonds in total. Of the 28 stones, 7 of the diamonds are classified as the rare Type IIa.
Other top lots with six-digit estimate include: a massive diamond ring set with a 16.62 square cut stone of H color and VS2 quality carries an estimate of $450,000-650,000. It is set in an 18K white gold pavé-set diamond floral motif surround and gallery. Also, a cushion-cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring of approximately 10.05 carats mounted in a pavé-set diamond and platinum gallery and hoop with an estimate of $140,000-$200,000, or, pear-shaped natural fancy light pink diamond of around 5.07 carats mounted in platinum and 18K rose gold and framed by tapered baguette-cut diamond shoulders, is estimated at $125,000-$175,000.
Also stunning jewelry pieces, but with more affordable prices include: Pair of Diamond Ear Pendants, each designed as a gradutated series of highly flexible pavé-set diamond links, interspersed with collet-set circular-cut diamonds, to the geometric motif circular-cut diamond surmount, mounted in 18K white gold, Signed ‘Cartier’, estimated $35,000 – $45,000; An Art Deco Diamond and Emerald Bracelet, designed as a series of rectangular-shaped circular-cut diamond openwork links, centering upon two navette-shaped accents set with an old-cut diamond, joined by tubular circular and baguette-cut diamond link spacers, accented by calibré-cut emerald detail, mounted in platinum, estimated $35,000 – $45,000; a Gold Leaf Necklace, composed of a graduated series of twelve textured gold leaves, mounted in 14K green, rose and yellow gold, Signed ‘Tiffany & Co.’, 1981, estimated $15,000 – $20,000; a Pair of Diamond and Gold Earclips, each designed as stylized leaf, set entirely with circular-cut diamonds, to the polished gold stem, mounted in platinum and 18K yellow gold, Signed ‘David Webb’, estimated $15,000 – $20,000; a Malachite, Diamond and Ruby Necklace, suspending a floral shaped malachite disc, within a rope-twist gold frame, centering on a geometric rose-cut diamond plaque, extending cabochon ruby accents, to the openwork gold link chain, interspersed with collet-set rose cut diamonds, mounted in 18K yellow gold, Signed ‘Cartier’, ‘Mexico’, estimated $13,000 – $18,000.