A striking vintage monochrome dress ring by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1970s, the band style ring of domed profile and tapering form, the front divided into six sections, all alternately set with either a piece of carved and polished black onyx or pavé set with round brilliant cut diamonds, all in 18ct yellow gold. This op-art inspired ring is bold and stylish and could easily be dressed up or down. Part of the iconic ‘la boutique’ range, a concept which VCA launched in 1954 and which sold jewels and accessories at a more accessible price point aimed at a younger clientele, it has a fun vintage vibe.
Van Cleef & Arpels
30 x round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.95cts (engraved inside ring)
3 x carved and polished pieces of black onyx
18ct yellow gold signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered and with French assay marks
UK finger size L, US size 5.75
9.6mm wide at centre front tapering to 2.6mm centre back