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Fabulous fifties

Fabulous fifties necklace. White gold, one emerald-cut DIF Type 2A diamond of 10.06 carats, diamonds. Legend of diamonds, White diamond variations collection, Van Cleef & Arpels - Van Cleef & Arpels

The Fabulous fifties necklace pays homage to the glamor of that decade. Its radiant lines evoke the rivers of diamonds that glimmered on the big screen in the black – and – white films of the time, making High Jewelry houses famous. The necklace's fully articulated openwork structure brings together lightness and comfort when worn.

The choker has been carefully designed to ensure that the necklace falls beautifully and that the piece's motifs sit smoothly on the chest

Center diamond and gouaché design of the Fabulous fifties necklace

The design features round, square, calibrated and baguette-cut diamonds set using the rail, closed, half-closed, and grain setting techniques. At the heart of the central motif, an emerald-cut DIF Type 2A diamond of 10.06 carats plays with the light, allowing it to pass through its pure and finely crystallized material. The stone's cut exhibits "tennis court" proportions, giving the stone a lovely harmony between length and width.

The making of Fabulous fifties necklace

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  • Drawing featuring a diamond and emerald necklace, circa 1950​, Van Cleef & Arpels Archives​