Antique Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery

Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law Salomon Arpels, VCA is a luxury French jeweller. Their pieces often feature flowers, animals and fairies, and have been worn by style icons such as Grace Kelly. The house was owned and run by the founding family from 1896 to 1999.
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Founded in 1896 by Alfred Van Cleef and his father-in-law Salomon Arpels, VCA is a luxury French jeweller. Their pieces often feature flowers, animals and fairies, and have been worn by style icons such as Grace Kelly. The house was owned and run by the founding family from 1896 to 1999.
£ 3,250

Van Cleef & Arpels Coral and Diamond Philippine Ring
in 18ct Yellow Gold

£ 7,500

1970s Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ring
2.70CT in Yellow Gold

£ 10,370

1960s Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ring
in Yellow & White Gold

£ 18,685

1970s Van Cleef & Arpels Cocktail Ring
in Yellow Gold

£ 12,420

Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond & Ruby Ring
in Yellow Gold

£ 20,520

Contemporary Van Cleef & Arpels Floral Ring
4.40CT in Yellow Gold

£ 3,025

Van Cleef & Arpels Enamel Ring
in Yellow Gold

£ 51,840

1960s Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Necklet
in Yellow Gold

£ 31,860

1970s Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Bracelet
2.60CT in Yellow Gold

£ 26,460

Retro Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Ear Studs
6.20CT in Platinum

£ 18,900

Van Cleef and Arpels Diamond Ear Clips
in Yellow Gold

About Van Cleef & Arpels Antique Jewellery

Founded through the union of love between Alfred Van Cleef & Estelle Arpels in 1906, the House of Van Cleef & Arpels quickly became a destination for the rich and famous. Their reputation quickly developed due to unique designs that were influenced by the beauty of the natural world, coupled with a desire to showcase only the very best gemstones with a unique “caractere”. The 1960s was a particularly important period for the House, as they were commissioned to make a number of pieces for the Coronation of the Emperor and Empress of Iran in 1967. The resulting jewels survived the revolution of 1979, and are housed in the Central Bank in Tehran, where priceless emeralds and natural pearls from the Iranian treasure can be viewed by all. The House also created the now iconic Alhambra collection in 1968, which still captivates with an instantly recognisable quatrefoil clover shape. The late actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly (1929-1982), was a loyal client of the House and wore many pieces throughout her life:

“I favour pearls on screen and in my private life.”

You will always find an interesting selection of antique and vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pieces offered at Pragnell, ranging from bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that span the 20th-century.

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