Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Letterwood Bracelet Five Motifs

$8,900.00


Van Cleef & Arpels
1990
18k gold, letterwood
10.9 grams
7" L x 1/2" W
The bracelet is fully stamped with the VCA maker's mark, a hallmark for 18k gold, a Double eagle French mark and a serial number
  • The iconic Alhambra design is embodied in a delicate bracelet and stays timeless throughout the years.
  • A five yellow gold clover motifs inlaid with letterwood bracelet from Vintage Alhambra collection by Van Cleef & Arpels.
  • Infusing the wood in a jewelry piece has a story behind it. To overcome the challenge, it required to collaborate with a cabinet maker and a wood inlayer. After creating the right texture, cutting the letterwood involved using a machine from the Louis XIV’s residence.
  • Comes with original box.
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