Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby and Diamond "Camellia" Earrings
These Van Cleef & Arpels ruby and diamond "Camellia" earrings evoke the spirit of the bright and beautiful flower, a spectacular blossom from Asia that possessed the European imagination from the late 18th century onward. Like their camellia-loving contemporary, Coco Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels designers were inspired by the luxurious flower, designing this classic line of stylized jewels that has been beloved since the 1950s. Beautifully modeled to hug close to the ear, and given a fresh design update in the 1980s, these sparkling flowers-to-wear enhance the eyes and face.
- Product Details
- Curator's Notes
Item #: ER-19550
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Size: 1.125” diameter
Materials: 18 Oval-cut rubies (approximate total weight 7.00 carats); 56 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.00 carats); Platinum; 18K Gold
Signed: Van Cleef & Arpels with maker’s mark for VCA, "PT950," and "OR 750 ML3827"
Literature: Earrings of the same design, are pictured in Van Cleef & Arpels: L'Art De La Haute Joaillerie, by Évelyne Possémé, Les Arts Decoratifs, 2013, p. 187