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Van Cleef and Arpels Paris Bracelet


Created in the 1960s by Van Cleef & Arpels Paris and Georges L’Enfant, this bracelet is composed of 18K gold and diamonds. The highly flexible strap is composed of a double line of 18K gold narrow rectangular links arranged in a herringbone pattern, highlighted by a line of round-cut diamonds. Of pleasing weight and flexibility, this classic Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet inspired by the weave and softness of fine French fabrics is a delight to wear.

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Item #: BA-20170
Artist: Georges L’Enfant for Van Cleef & Arpels Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s
Size:  7.25” length x 0.50” width
Materials: 13 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.91 carat); 18K gold
Signed: Van Cleef et Arpels, no. 67558, French maker’s mark for Georges L’Enfant
Literature: A necklace and earrings in the “Serge Fabric” pattern are pictured in “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels”, Sarah Coffin, ed., New York: Smithsonian Coooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 2011, pp. 202-203.

The Parisian jewelry firm of L’Enfant has a distinguished multi-generational history, manufacturing jewels for the top Paris houses, including Cartier, Mellerio dits Meller, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Jacques L’Enfant, who collaborated with Van Cleef & Arpels from the 1960s, was a devotee of the goldsmith’s art, creating beautiful, desirable forms that mimicked textiles in their comfort and softness.