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Textured Openwork Dome Earrings, Van Cleef and Arpels, 1968.
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Textured Openwork Dome Earrings, Van Cleef and Arpels, 1968.

$85.00 per day

18 karat textured yellow gold openwork dome earrings, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1968. Diameter 1.13″

$85.00 per day

Bombé Bombé, from the French, literally means rounded like a bomb, and refers to a curved or dome-shape that was particularly popular in rings and earrings in the 1940s and 1950s.

Van Cleef and Arpels Established in 1906, Van Cleef and Arpels has maintained its flagship in the Place Vendôme in Paris ever since. Known for iconic motifs including flowers, animals, and fairies, the house has designed for the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Eva Peron, among many others.  VCA won the grand prize at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts in 1925 and established itself as one of the leading houses of the Art Deco period. In 1933, VCA patented its "Mystery Setting,” a technique where each stone is faceted onto invisible gold rails less than two-tenths of a millimeter thick. Each mystery setting can require 300 hours of work per piece or more, and only a few are produced each year. Signature collections include Alhambra, created in 1968.

Unique Elements
These Van Cleef and Arpels yellow gold earrings elevate a classic shape with textured openwork gold, and work everywhere from a brunch to a meeting to a gallery preview. They look great paired with any of the yellow gold collar necklaces in our collection.

Size Guide
Necklace Earrings Wrist Ring

Necklace Guide

Size Guide for Necklace Size Guide for Necklace

To measure, wrap a soft tape measure around your neck, keeping the tape measure parallel to the floor as you measure. Then, add 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) to your neck measurement to calculate your minimum recommended chain length.

Earring Guide

Size Guide for Earrings Size Guide for Earrings

This chart shows the approximate placement of drop earrings of varying length. To confirm, measure from the placement of your pierced earring hole on your ear, or from the center of your ear if not pierced, to confirm desired earring drop.

Bracelet Guide

Size Guide for Wrist Size Guide for Wrist

Print the bracelet chart pdf at 100%. Place the cut out around your wrist, measuring to the closest inch that meets the tab around your wrist.

Size Guide for Wrist Bracelet Chart PDF

Ring Guide

Size Guide for Ring Size Guide for Ring

Print out pdf at 100%. Find a ring that you already own that fits your finger. Place the ring on top of the circles to find your size.

Ring Chart PDF