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1400 Carats of the green precious stone to create the VC&A Emeraude en majesté collection

It took Van Cleef and Arpels more than 5 decades to gather over 1400 carats of emerald in order to create a high jewelry collection dedicated to the precious stone. Emeraude en Majesté comes to light early July of 2016 during the Parisian Couture Week, a collection comprised of more than 50 pieces set with emeralds from Colombia to Zambia. Each stone is set in a design created specially for it to put into light the character of the stone. From its intense shades to its particular shapes, the VC&A emeralds are presented in a variety of forms.

As a major piece, the Grand Opus Set is made of white gold with round, baguette-cut and princess-cut diamonds, buff-topped square-cut emeralds, white cultured pearls, 3 carved emeralds weighting 127.88 carats from Colombia. The set comprises of transformable necklace, earrings and clip with detachable pendants. As pictured below, the entire collection is a mine of beauty not many jewelry houses have managed to create.

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Canopée ring mounted on white gold, platinum, round and baguette-cut diamonds, one emerald-cut emerald of 13.52 carats (Colombia)

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Drapé majestueux necklace mounted on white gold, round, square-cut, asscher-cut, baguette-cut and obus-cut diamonds, 150 emerald beads for a total of 244.24 carats (Zambia). Reversible necklace.

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Twist émeraude bracelet mounted on white gold, round diamonds, round mauve sapphires, 2 cabochon-cut emeralds of 19.80 and 21.48 carats (Colombia).

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Claudine necklace mounted on white gold, yellow gold, round, tapered-cut, triangle-cut, baguette-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, buff-topped round emeralds, 9 emerald-cut emeralds for a total of 42.07 carats (Colombia). Detachable clip.

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Lune d’eau between the finger ring mounted on white gold, platinum, round diamonds, baguette-cut emeralds, one pear-shaped D IF diamond of 3.03 carats, one pear-shaped emerald of 3 carats (Zambia).

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Serrania necklace mounted on white gold, platinum, round, square-cut, baguette-cut, half-moon and pear-shaped diamonds, one natural white pearl of 26.82 carats, one cushion-cut emerald of 26.43 carats (Colombia). Detachable clip and natural pearl.

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Liens antiques bracelet mounted on white gold, round and baguette-cut diamonds, round and buff-topped pear-shaped sapphires, 11 octagonal-cut emeralds for a total of 19.38 carats (Colombia).

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Talisman papillons necklace mounted on white gold, round diamonds, square-cut, faceted and buff-topped baguette-cut sapphires, round, square-cut, faceted and buff-topped baguette-cut emeralds, white cultured pearls, one cushion-cut emerald of 16.52 carats (Colombia). Detachable clip and tassel.

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Bouquet d’émeraude clip mounted on white gold, yellow gold, round diamonds, cabochon-cut chrysoprases, 11 carved emeralds for a total of 32.53 carats (Zambia).

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Emeraude entrelacée necklace mounted on white gold, platinum, round and baguette-cut diamonds, one emerald-cut emerald of 17.82 carats (Colombia).

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Grand opus set mounted on white gold, round, baguette-cut and princess-cut diamonds, buff-topped square-cut emeralds, white cultured pearls, 3 carved emeralds for 127.88 carats (Colombia). Transformable necklace, earrings and clip with detachable pendants.