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Yellow Gold, Bone and Chrysoprase Lion Bracelet, Van Cleef and Arpels, 1970.
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Yellow Gold, Bone and Chrysoprase Lion Bracelet, Van Cleef and Arpels, 1970.

$250.00 per day

An 18k textured yellow gold lion’s head bangle bracelet set with cabochon chrysoprase eyes and carved bone, Van Cleef & Arpels. 1970. Inner circumference 7″

$250.00 per day

Chrysoprase Chrysoprase is the apple green to medium green variety of chalcedony. Use of chrysoprase in jewelry dates back to Greek and Roman times, and resurged in the Victorian era 

Cabochon A cabochon is a gem which has been shaped and polished but not faceted, typically with a domed top and flat bottom. Cabochons are often cut for opaque stones, for softer translucent gems as well as to highlight phenomenon such as asterism “star” and chatoyancy “cat’s eye”, as these would not show in faceted stones. The 'sugarloaf' cabochon cut features a 4-sided pyramid shape.

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.

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This lion’s head bracelet is just so glamorous in addition to being the iconic Van Cleef and Arpels example of masterful goldwork and animal references. We picture ourselves as Jackie Onassis wearing this bracelet on holiday in Greece with otherwise bare arms so that all you see is the flash of the green Chrysoprase eyes.

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