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Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Gold Diamond and Coral Butterfly Pendant Necklace

Created in the 1970s-1980s, this Van Cleef & Arpels pendant necklace is composed of 18K gold, diamonds, and coral. It is designed as a stylized butterfly with coral body and textured gold wings set with single-cut diamonds, suspended from a delicate trace link chain. A chic little jewel in the spirit of the firm's boutique line, this charming French butterfly necklace is graceful and easy to wear.

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Item #: N-21477
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Country: France
Circa: 1970s
Materials: 1 oval shaped cabochon coral; 18 single-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.25 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: VCA C 18Kt C4041 K25 0.25 CT, French assay marks, partial maker's mark

Textured gold is a hallmark of the firm's 1960s and 1970s style. In this era, the firm referred to many of its contrasting textured surfaces as "engraved gold."