Van Cleef & Ar­pels drop Ear­rings

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CRAFTED IN THE 1930S, TH­ESE DI­A­MOND AND RUBY EAR­RINGS EM­BODY AN EX­U­BER­ANT ART DECO AES­THETIC THAT BE­LIED THE TU­MULT OF A DIF­FI­CULT DECADE. “THE SCALE OF THE EAR­RINGS IS VERY UN­USUAL, BE­ING VERY LARGE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A DROP PAIR LIKE THIS BE­FORE,” SAYS SI­MON TEAKLE, WHO WILL BE SHOW­CAS­ING THE EAR­RINGS AT THE FAIR. “IN­VIS­I­BLY SET JEW­ELLERY BY [VAN CLEEF & AR­PELS] IS VERY RARE, TAK­ING HUN­DREDS OF HOURS TO MAKE EACH PIECE, WITH ONLY A HAND­FUL OF PIECES EACH YEAR.”

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