Exuding timeless sophistication, comprising a 5 piece set of of square shaped mystery-set ruby cufflinks by Van Cleef & Arpels, finely crafted in 18k yellow gold.
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels. Circa 1990s
The ‘Mystery-Set’ technique was invented by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1933, which is a technique used for setting gemstones in a specific way so that no prongs are visible. The design is so intricate that producing a single clip takes approximately 300 hours. Each faceted stone is gently placed onto thin gold rails measuring less than two-tenths of a millimeter wide. When the technique is complete, the gems appear to be entirely free-standing. The process is so complex making Mystery Set pieces extremely rare.