Experience a journey through time with this pair of exquisite Van Cleef & Arpels hoop earrings from the 1960s Paris collection. This unique creation, designed by the eminent Andre Vassort, emanates timeless elegance and sophisticated charm. Made from luxurious 18k yellow gold, the design showcases a harmonious blend of the artistry of its era and the distinctive craftsmanship of Van Cleef & Arpels.
The earrings display a beautifully intricate twisted motif, which is then seamlessly followed by a sequence of polished alternating sections. This design play not only gives them a contemporary edge but also showcases the meticulous attention to detail and creativity of Andre Vassort.
Ensuring that the earrings are securely in place while worn, the French omega backs are both functional and in harmony with the overall aesthetic of the piece.
These earrings come with a series of hallmarks, including AV (indicating Andre Vassort's design), SGDG, 750 (denoting 18k gold purity), VCA (Van Cleef & Arpels signature), and a unique serial number, which confirms their authenticity and traces back to their origin.
The "SGDG" hallmark, standing for "Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" (Without Government Guarantee), is a significant mark found in French jewelry. Its presence denotes that while the government has verified the metal content. The inclusion of this hallmark on these earrings is a nod to a time-honored French tradition, and it adds an extra layer of historical and cultural significance to the earrings.
Owning this pair of Van Cleef & Arpels hoop earrings is not just about possessing a piece of jewelry; it's about cherishing a fragment of history, a work of art, and a testimony to the unparalleled craftsmanship of one of the world's most renowned jewelry houses. Whether worn on special occasions or displayed as a collector's item, these earrings are a testament to elegance, history, and timeless design.
The earrings measure 1" in diameter and have a total weight of 24.4 grams.