VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Mystery Set™ Ruby Cufflink Suite 80s in 18k Yellow Gold.
A pair of square cufflinks with three matching buttons are included in this demi-parure, which feature calibré-cut rubies in the famous Mystery Set™ technique by Van Cleef & Arpels. Emblematic to the gem setting, a mosaic of color and light is brilliantly uninterrupted by any semblance of metal in the design. All pieces are framed and finished with brilliant gold which encompasses both a functional and ornamental purpose. The exemplary look of vintage verve is a fabulous addition to any gentleman’s wardrobe and is an indisputable collectible for years to come.
Also known as ‘serti mysterieux’, the pioneering Mystery Set™ has been a trademark of the Maison since 1933. The proficiency and skillset required in fashioning the seamless work are known to be rare and time-intensive. Therefore, the Maison is said to create a limited amount of pieces per year – a practice Van Cleef & Arpels has implemented from inception to modern-day. This particular suite dates from the 1980s and is the sum of more than a half-century in mastering their proprietary technique.
Cufflinks measure approx. 0.44″ square with an inside chain of 0.85″. Buttons measure approx. 0.30″ square with a 1″ bar.