Fred Leighton’s signature creations combine the design aesthetic of the past with the finest materials and craftsmanship of today. Each signed Fred Leighton jewel is at once collectible and wearable, curated to reflect the belief that great design is timeless and style is eternal.
Diamonds from Cartier and Tiffany sparkle alongside originals by Suzanne Belperron and David Webb. From intricate gold designs of the 1700s to bold, sculptural pieces of the 1970s, Fred Leighton’s collection inspires you to wear jewelry in a way that is surprisingly modern.
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Art Deco Diamond, Onyx and Jade Ring by Van Cleef & Arpels
An onyx cabochon inset with an old mine diamond of approximately 0.65 carat, is accented with old mine diamonds totaling approximately 1.50 carats and calibré cut jade in a platinum mounted signed and numbered Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1920s.
Founded in 1895, Maison Van Cleef & Arpels quickly made a name for itself through innovative design and jewelry workmanship. Famed for exotic Art Deco creations embracing Far East and Egyptian revival designs, they perfected the sautoir as well as the wide diamond bracelets that sparkled on newly bared arms. In 1933, they patented a groundbreaking gem setting technique dubbed the Mystery Setting, a concept that appeared to suspend gemstones in a mosaic-like pattern with no visible prongs or support. Over its history, the firm continued to expand its designs and became known for whimsical motifs including butterflies, fairies and flowers. The four-leaf clover “Alhambra” design, first introduced in 1968, is one of most emblematic of Van Cleef & Arpels.