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Earrings

Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935 -1945 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Van Cleef & Arpels (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gold and brilliant-cut diamonds

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patricia V. Goldstein

  • Museum number:

    M.145:1, 2-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 32, shelf C, box 4 []

The honeycomb surface patterning in which each hexagon has a star-set brilliant-cut diamond was devised by Van Cleef and Arpels in the late 1930s, initially as articulated units of a flexible bracelet. The motif remained popular throughout the 1940s and into the '50s.

Physical description

A curved panel of gold set with diamonds swept around a narrow gold rod.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1935 -1945 (made)

Artist/maker

Van Cleef & Arpels (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gold and brilliant-cut diamonds

Descriptive line

Gold earrings set with diamonds, made by Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, ca. 1935-45.

Materials

Gold; Diamond

Techniques

Stone setting

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Accessories

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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