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Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond and Platinum Cuff Links

$11,500

Created by Van Cleef & Arpels Paris, these Art Deco platinum and diamond cuff links date from the 1930s. Each square, arched double link is bezel-set with two baguettes in opposing corners, divided by a central channel. Sleek and subtle with their white and gray palette, these cufflinks’ slanted platinum planes and mirrored diamond reflections create a visually compelling statement of the late Art Deco aesthetic.

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Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1930
Size: 0.50" length, 0.50" width
Materials: 8 Baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.70 carat); Platinum
Signed: "Van Cleef & Arpels 36 013," with French assay marks

In creating these bold cuff links, Van Cleef & Arpels' designers were responding to the art jewelers of the Union des Artistes Modernes, who called for sculptural work free of decoration, saying: “Ornament is excessive—get rid of it.”
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