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Van Cleef & Arpels "Hawaii" Brooch

$17,500

This stylized bouquet brooch, designed as naive, loose bunches of flowers, is part of Van Cleef & Arpel’s ever-popular “Hawaii” collection, which exemplified the the post-war embrace of a happy, generous and carefree mood. The brooch features a cleanly polished gold stem with vibrant clusters of diamond, ruby, and sapphire blossoms. Wear this charming Retro creation in the Hawaiian spirit of joyful sharing and love of nature.

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Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Circa: 1954
Size: 2.75” length, 1.25” width
Materials: 15 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.35 carats); 10 Round brilliant-cut rubies (approximate total weight 1.00 carat); 36 Round-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 4.00 carats); 18K Gold
Signed: "22818.2" "18K" Partial signature
Documentation: Together with Van Cleef & Arpels Certificate of Authenticity, stating: "According to a visual appraisal, and to the Van Cleef & Arpels Archives, the item illustrated and described below bearing the engraved numbers NY22818.2 [...] has been identified as a Van Cleef & Arpels creation"

As part of its house tradition, Van Cleef & Arpels has maintained a devotion in every design period to producing a line of striking flower jewels, even at the height of Art Deco geometry.
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