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Van Cleef & Arpels Coral “Clematis” Brooch

$38,500

This playfully chic Van Cleef & Arpels coral and diamond brooch, with its unmistakable style and innocent charm, is one of the firm’s ever popular floral designs. The brooch features richly-hued Mediterranean coral "Clematis" bloom, with a diamond cluster center, surrounded by gold stamen to match the gold stem and leaf. Wear this appealing flower to any garden-themed occasion, to an elegant lunch with friends, or simply to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Artist: Van Cleef & Arpel, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s
Size: 2.125” length, 1.75” width
Materials: 8 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.64 carat); 5 Mediterranean red coral petals; 18K Gold
Signed: “V.C.A., 750,” Made in France, “844.50,” Makers mark, and French control marks
Literature: Similar Van Cleef & Arpels brooch is pictured in Living Jewels, by Ruth Peltason, Vendome Press, 2010, p. 173

Known as the Queen of Vines, the ever popular clematis blossom is a favorite food of butterflies and hummingbirds. A long-lived and talented climber, the same vining plant can bloom for decades, ascending garden walls, shading verandas, and winding poetically up trellises and lamp posts.
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