Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Diamond “Camellia” Brooch
This Van Cleef & Arpels blue sapphire and diamond "Camellia" brooch evokes the spectacular blossom from Asia that possessed the European imagination from the late 18th century onward. Like their camellia-loving contemporary Coco Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels designers were inspired by the sumptuous flower, creating this classic line of jewels that has been beloved since the 1950s. Pinned to a pale gown or jacket, this highly-stylized and sophisticated bloom is an instantly recognizable Van Cleef & Arpels jewel.
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Item #: BO-18248
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, sold in New York
Size: 2.25” length, 2” width
Materials: 13 Round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 10.00 carats); 40 Round- and oval-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 22.00 carats); Platinum
Signed: "Van Cleef & Arpels N.Y. 40223"
Literature: Earrings of same design are pictured, in rubies and diamonds, in Van Cleef & Arpels L’Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Evelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, p. 187