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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Bombé Ring


This mid-century Van Cleef & Arpels bombé ring is a striking and sensuous period design set with over ten carats of diamonds. The voluminous form, dripping and patterned with round brilliant-cut diamonds and contoured by streamlined channels of baguettes, achieves a radiant lightness on the hand.


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Item #: R-18843
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels, New York
Country: United States
Circa: 1960s
Size: 7.75 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: 165 Round brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 10.60 carats); Platinum
Signed: “VCA NY 34549.2”

This luscious ring style was named after the splendid French dessert by the same name, "bombé." By the early 20th century, chefs had raised these frosted, molded hemispheres of layered ice cream to architectural heights, so that the “crenelated, betowered, beswirled, and colonnaded creations” earned themselves a permanent place in the French palette and imagination.