Description & Technical information

The yellow gold branch and stems featuring a scattered design with ruby cluster fronds of arrowhead outline and single stone diamonds and rubies all around, the rubies of circular facetted cut, the diamonds of old brilliant cut, the larger of which are of cushion form, a principal diamond to the middle, claw set in platinum and 18ct yellow gold, signed and numbered 'VAN CLEEF & ARPELS N.Y.11982', approximately 16.00cts of diamonds (including the largest diamond of approximately 2.25ct), the rubies approximately 12.35cts in all.

For a similar example dated 1946, illustrated:

'Van Cleef & Arpels' by Sylvie Raulet, Rizzoli, New York 1987, p.197, top right illustration
Length 8.2cm / 3 1/8''

Width 8cm / 3''
Weight: 50g

Date:  c.1950
Period:  Mid 20th century
Origin:  New York
Medium: ruby and diamond
Dimensions: 8.2 x 8 cm (3¹/₄ x 3¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Jewellery