A whimsical double headed swan ring by Van Cleef & Arpels c.1970s, the bypass style ring in 18ct yellow gold designed as two matching swans heads crossing over each other and facing opposite directions, formed of carved and fluted black onyx, the necks embellished with a diamond and emerald collar, the beaks with pavé set diamonds and the eyes highlighted with round emeralds, the heads tapering down into a plain gold D-shape band. This charming ring is from the VCA ‘la boutique’ range, a concept which was first launched in 1954 and which sold jewels and accessories at a more accessible price point aimed at a younger clientele. Amongst these pieces were a range of charming animal jewels which proved hugely popular with many clients collecting them to form their own personal jewelled menageries.
Van Cleef & Arpels
32 x round brilliant diamonds weighing 0.82cts (enrgaved to inside of ring)
12 x round emeralds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 0.3cts
4 x pieces of carved and polished black onyx
18ct yellow gold signed VCA, numbered and with French assay marks
UK finger size K, US size 5.25
Head 15.4mm wide and band 3.7mm wide