Van Cleef & Arpels Gem-Set Train Necklace
DATE: Modern, c.1980
This superb train necklace was made by Van Cleef & Arpels, and it's quite simply wonderful. Lavishly set with diamonds, cabochon rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, I love the simplistic styling and the alternating 18k yellow and white gold links.
Van Cleef & Arpels was founded in Paris in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his uncle Salomon Arpels, and continues to make fine jewellery, watches, and perfume to this day. Known for their quality, and impeccable style, their jewels have been worn by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Farah Pahlavi.
Diamonds with Natural Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires
Wearable length: 18 inches - Links: 1.9cm long
VC&A Maker's Mark