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Van Cleef & Arpels Sapphire and Gold Wreath Cuff Links


The twisting scrolled wreaths in these Van Cleef & Arpels mid-20th century double-sided gold cuff links, spotted with central blue sapphires, are thoughtfully nuanced and wildly attractive. The central square box-mounted round sapphire cabochon anchors the twisted gold's energy in a delightful design contradiction.

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Item #: CS-17141
Artist: Van Cleef & Arpels
Circa: Mid-20th century
Size: 0.5” diameter
Materials: 4 Blue sapphire cabochons (approximate total weight 0.40 carat); 18K Gold
Signed: "Van Cleef & Arpels," numbered "89234," "750 VCA," with French assay marks

Made in France at the storied Parisian workshop of Van Cleef & Arpels on Place Vendôme, these cuff links are a thrilling amalgam of styles, making them challenging to date. It was in 1939 that Van Cleef & Arpels made the visionary decision to open their first New York location at the newly-inaugurated Rockefeller Center.