Gold Van Cleef & Arpels VCA Heart Ring
La Maison Van Cleef & Arpels is one of the most prestigious jewelry houses in the world. Such is this stunning 18k yellow gold heart motif ring is from the boutique collection of VCA and signed as such. The three-dimensional heart icon is bold and forthright yet decidedly feminine. Its pronounced sculptural form may be attributed to inspiration from the modernist jewelry wearable art movement. Excellent craftsmanship detail with subtle tapering shoulders and seamless construction. This ring is most certainly an investment piece of heirloom quality.
Measurements: 3/8 of an inch (0.9 cm) north to south and rises 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm) at the highest point off the finger. This ring has a weight of 8.8 grams (5.7 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7 (UK O; Euro 17.5, 55.5 mm) and can be easily sized to accommodate any hand.
Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: Signed VCA for Van Cleef & Arpels, 750 (for 18k) as well as B 5997 R, © NY5K 933 15.
Condition: Very good; very light wear overall. Can be high polished if desired.
Date: Circa 1970 - 1980.
Historical Note: Although the partnership was founded in 1896, the first boutique opened in 1906 at 22 place Vendôme in Paris and home for over 100 years. With designs mired in the lap of luxury, these purveyors of incomparable beauty and style have developed a collection of jewelry well within the confines of the budgets of mere mortals.