This important Van Cleef and Arpels diamond ring consists of one exceptional 7.02 carat E Internally Flawless Type IIA Emerald cut diamond measuring 13.03 x 9.45 x 6.32mm accompanied by official GIA report no. 5222579375, as well as GIA report addendum classifying this diamond as a “Type IIA” Type IIA diamonds are the most chemically pure type of diamond, and often have exceptional optical transparency. The 7.02 Emerald cut is set in a platinum setting with two tapered baguette diamonds having a total approximate carat weight of 1.25 carats with a color and clarity E/F VVS1/VVS2. The inside of the ring is inscribed with maker’s mark “Van Cleef & Arpels” and serial number “73116”, ring additionally stamped with French assay mark of a dog’s head – a traditional hallmark of the time designating platinum metal. Ring size 5.5
The pedigree of a diamond ring does not get more prestigious than this remarkable ring. This timeless ring was originally created in the 1950s by legendary Parisian jewelry house Van Cleef and Arpels. Originally set in 1955 as 7.25 carat E VVS2 carat diamond, this diamond center stone was thoughtfully and carefully recut under the supervision of Shreve, Crump & Low Graduate Gemologists to improve the general quality of the diamond and successfully achieve a clarity enhancement from VVS2 to Internally Flawless.
Provenance: Acquired from the estate of a notable Parisian family and offered for the first time since it’s original sale in the 1950s. Please note this diamond comes with an additional International Antique Jewelers Association (IAJA) certification and Van Cleef & Arpels archive paperwork, further authenticating the ring’s Van Cleef and Arpels origins.
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