provenance derived from the French word provenir meaning "coming from". It recounts the chronology of ownership or location of a historic object. Conformation of provenance can be present in the form of documentation or photographs of owner who is wearing the jewelry. The more famous or higher the social status of its former owners, the higher the value of the jewelry,
especially when the original purchase note, literature and other documentation are present.
VAN CLEEF & Arpels ca 1960 Collection of Hancock, London.
A gold and coral bracelet set with five rows of circular coral cabochon