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Legend Of Diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels, Chapter 4

Van Cleef & Arpels combined an exceptional rough diamond with state of the art planning and inspiring jewelry design to create 25 stunning mystery set pieces, all with diamonds cut from the same rough stone.

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In this fourth of five installments covering Legend of Diamonds, 25 Mystery Set Jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels we’ll show you Double Ruban Mystérieux clip, Satin Mystérieux ring, Atours Mystérieux, Entrelacs Mystérieux bracelet and Asymétrie Mystérieuse.

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Creation #16: Double Ruban Mysterieux clip

Reflecting the couture inspiration that Van Cleef & Arpels has cherished since its beginnings, the Double Ruban Mystérieux clip provide striking effects of color and materials, with a D Flawless Type IIa 3.08 carat emerald cut diamond at its center.

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Held in place using the Traditional Mystery Set technique, rows of buff-topped rubies give birth to a velvety, intense red effect, while pink sapphires enrich the color palette with their delicate shades.

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Creation #17: Satin Mysterieux ring

The minimalist design of the Satin Mystérieux ring evokes some of Van Cleef & Arpels’ archives from the 1930s. The central diamond is a D Flawless, Type IIa brilliant weighing 3.22 carats.

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The Mystery Set seems to encircle the finger with the same fluidity as a satin ribbon, delicately emphasized by a row of square-cut diamonds.

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Creation #18: Atours Mysterieux

The heaviest stone in the collection, this 79.35 carat D Flawless Type IIa diamond is given pride of place in the Atours Mystérieux necklace.

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The central diamond of the Atours Mystérieux necklace can be detached, and replaced by an Individual Mystery Set composition.

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To emphasize the brilliance of the central diamond, the Maison selected an oval cut with harmonious proportions. Its 57 facets multiply the stone’s brilliance while its shape and the size of its table offer a dive into its pure waters.

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Creation #19: Entrelacs Mysterieux bracelet

Two generous Asscher-cut diamonds of matching 10.88 and 10.88 carats face each other on the Entrelacs Mystérieux bracelet.

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The octagonal shape multiplies the reflections inside the stone, revealing the intense brilliance of its fire.

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Rows of diamonds, snaking across the bracelet, intertwine to surprise
and dazzle the eye.

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Creation #20: Asymetrie Mysterieuse

The gentle shape – pear-cut diamonds of 2.23 and 2.04 carats – allows the gems to catch the light and multiply their fire.

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Sibling Stones, Grouped by Design

67 polished diamonds
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The Lesotho Legend

At a weight of 910 carats, the Lesotho Legend was the fifth largest rough diamond ever mined. It also ranked among the highest quality crystals ever recovered, with prestigious Type IIa chemical composition and D color. Meticulous analysis of the rough crystal with modern technology and experienced advice from a master diamond cutter culminated in the ‘birth’ of 67 polished diamonds.

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See the final IGI GemBlog Installment

Full coverage: Legend Of Diamonds, 25 Mystery Set Jewels on the Van Cleef & Arpels website.

John Pollard

John Pollard is Senior Director of Education for IGI, overseeing and expanding the institute’s traditional educational offerings and diploma programs, instructed at 14 schools of gemology around the world, along with customized eLearning courses, tutorials, seminars, and webinars for IGI clients across all sectors, including leading luxury brands.

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  1. Rakesh Agarwal

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