An 18ct yellow gold and diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1970. The necklace is articulated well with a ‘door knocker’ style drop accented with diamonds.
Van Cleef & Arpels
23 round brilliant cut diamonds estimated at 1ct total
18ct yellow gold signed VCA, numbered and with maker’s mark and French assay marks
Drop length 3.2cm/1.2″
This necklace has the makers marks for Georges Richards and Wildenstein, a Parisian workshop that worked closely with Van Cleef & Arpels from the 1960s certianly until the 1980s. Their makers mark can often be seen on the maisons iconic Alhambra jewels that were introduced in 1968.