VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pelouse Sapphire Bombe Bracelet Pair
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SKU: B1351 Category: Bracelets Tags: 18k yellow gold, 1950s, bagatelle, Bombe, bracelet, couscous, Diamond, dome, Emerald, mid-century, passementerie, Pave, pave bracelet, pelouse, petit point, pointillism, province, Retro, sapphire, stripe, striped, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, VCA, yellow gold
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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Pelouse Sapphire Bombe Bracelet Pair in 18k Yellow Gold.
A bejeweled and notable set of mid-century retro bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels exhibiting a design emblematic of the Maison: the domed voluminous forms of ‘Pelouse’ (in some books this look is also referred to as ‘Lawn’). Circular gemstones in a continuous bombé shape are brilliantly mounted in yellow gold prongs. Angular geometric stripes are intermittently painted with white diamonds and green emeralds throughout, offering breaks of complimentary colors within dimensional sapphires. In addition, the convex nature and varied clarity of the gemstones capture light capriciously. This further enhances the shade and depth of indigo for this Van Cleef & Arpels Pelouse Sapphire Bombe Bracelet Pair.
The look is similar to decorative ‘petit point’, however, the design holds functional value as well. Further, each jeweled loop within this bracelet pair is an individually thread on a pliable and spring-like gilded base. Together the loops meticulously stack to create fluidity in movement. This innovative aestheticism of the Pelouse combined with its pioneering techniques set the stage for many other fine jewelers at the time. We especially love the convergence of form with function along with its artful design – as if the Pointillism painting style was embodied in a suite of jewels.
Each bracelet measures approx. 6.70″ in length.
Made in the USA. Signed “Van Cleef & Arpels“; circa 1950s.