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Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Gold and Diamond Ring

Created in the 1970s,this Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, ring is composed of 18K gold and diamonds. The bombé form ring centers a navette-shaped field set with four round brilliant-cut diamonds, set within a slightly tapering ribbed band, enhanced by ropetwist devices. This charming and pleasingly textured ring is a mini representation of chic and casual 1970s Van Cleef & Arpels style.

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Item #: R-21151
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Country: France
Circa: 1970s
Size: 4.25 (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 4 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.17 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS C 18KT 0.17 CT C5056 A2, French Gold export mark

Textured gold, sometimes highlighted by diamonds, was a favorite medium for designers in the 1960s and 1970s. Ex[ressing a more casual, carefree style, gold had a revival in popularity, especially inflation soared in the 1970s, while expressing the more casual, carefree style - a rejection of the serious platinum work of the preceding decades.