Van Cleef & Arpels diamond cocktail ring, French, circa 1960
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond cocktail ring. Set diagonally with five rows of round briliant cut diamonds, fourty three in total, in open back claw settings with an approximate combined weight of 2.50 carats, further set with sixteen round eight cut diamonds in open back cutdown settings with a combined weight of 0.20 carats. The total approximate diamond weight is 2.70 carats to an impressive bombé cluster featuring twisted rope details, an openwork gallery and circular open backholing, leading to trumpeting shoulders and flowing through to a solid shank. Marked 18 carat yellow and white gold, marked 'VCA', French, circa 1960.