The 22+ Carat diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels (seen above) was auctioned by Sotheby's for 35.2 million dollars.
Van Cleef & Arpels has been known for over a century as one of France’s most prestigious jewelry houses, providing watches and fine jewelry to the most elite clientele. Their beautifully designed and flawlessly constructed pieces feature a variety of themes, from animals and flowers to fairies and butterflies. The many styles of Van Cleef & Arpels have graced everyone from crowned heads of state and industrial magnates to celebrities from Elizabeth Taylor to Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.
Thanks to that rich star-studded history, previously-owned Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is among the most valuable items on the estate jewelry market. Their diamond and precious gemstone earrings, necklaces, and rings continually attract attention from both collectors and the public alike.
Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers plays a prominent role within the marketplace, as a leading buyer of important pieces created by Van Cleef & Arpels. Our owner Carl Blackburn made news several years ago when he acquired a stunning Van Cleef & Arpels pendant and matching earrings. The rare pieces were hand-crafted in platinum and featured multi-carat flawless and internally flawless diamonds and pear-shaped mixed-cut emeralds.
Diamond Estate’s deep experience, knowledge, and high cash offers for Van Cleef & Arpels estate jewelry is why so many people have chosen to work with us when selling a pre-owned VCA ring, necklace, or earrings. If you have an item from Van Cleef & Arpels that you would like to sell, contact us now for free consultation.
We will be happy to discuss with you everything we know about the value of your VCA jewelry, regardless if you decide to sell your item to us or not.
More About Van Cleef & Arpels
The Van Cleef & Arpels’ Maison was founded in 1896, but its true origin was in the marriage of Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stone dealer, and Alfred van Cleef, the son of a stone cutter. Shortly after their wedding in 1895, the firm was joined by Estelle’s brothers, and in 1906 they registered the “Van Cleef & Arpels” trademark in Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels remained a family run business until 1999 when it was purchased by the high end Swiss luxury goods dealer Compagnie Financiere Richemont.
One of the many contributions Van Cleef & Arpels has made to the history of fine jewelry is the minaudière. This accessory was a type of vanity case made from gold or silver and adorned with precious stones, and they became incredibly popular after their introduction in the 1930s. Perhaps VCA’s most famous contribution to jewelry design is their signature “Invisible Setting,” a patented method for setting precious stones from the back that eliminates any visible support.
Ready to Sell Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry?
The best way to sell Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is to get several free market appraisals of your item from respected buyers who regularly purchase VCA estate jewelry from the public. You can get that process started now by contacting Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.
In addition to our verbal appraisal, we will be happy to answer any question you have about the selling of your item. We are here not only to help you get the most money for your VCA jewelry, but also to provide you with the most useful information — so that you can feel completely comfortable with your selling decision.
Some of the Van Cleef & Arpels collections from which we buy items include: Alhambra, Perlée, Frivola, Flora, Bouton d’or, Heritage, and Poetic Settings.