• Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Doorknocker Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels | Fred Leighton
  • Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Doorknocker Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels | Fred Leighton
Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Doorknocker Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels | Fred LeightonCabochon Ruby and Diamond Doorknocker Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels | Fred Leighton

Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Doorknocker Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels

$237,500

237500.00 237500.00 $ 1

Doorknocker style earrings are set with cabochon rubies totaling approximately 35 carats accented with round diamonds totaling approximately 17.25 carats mounted in 18 karat yellow gold, signed and numbered Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1970s.

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MAKERVan Cleef & Arpels
PERIOD1970s
METAL18K Yellow Gold
STYLEE-39319-FL-0-0
SERIALFL39319
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About Van Cleef & Arpels

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.

About The 1970s

The 1970s reflected a continuation of the trends that began in the 1960s – long necklaces, medallion pendants, bangle bracelets and oversized earrings were all in fashion. Gold still ruled, and the favored gemstones of the day were darker and more natural in color in shades of burgundy, deep blue and purple. Indian influences become more prevalent, perhaps inspired by the Beatles journeys. By the end of the decade, the influence of the punk scene started to influence jewelers, who introduced motifs such as safety pins, spikes and studs.

About Vintage Jewelry

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