The gold chain set with five mother-of-pearl and textured gold quatrefoil 'Alhambra' motifs
METAL: 18k yellow gold
STONES: 5 carved mother-of-pearl plaques
MARKS: 750 and numbered
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: 18.5 cm long
GROSS WEIGHT: 10.4 grams
Inspired by four-leaf clovers and meant to bring good luck, the Van Cleef & Arpels 'Alhambra' motif has been an easily recognizable symbol of the maison’s playful and charming style since 1968. Alhambra jewels have adorned many celebrities including Grace Kelly, Romy Schneider, and Reese Witherspoon. Over the last five decades, the motif has been executed in a variety of materials including gold, diamonds, coral, turquoise, and rock crystal among many others. Like the four-leaf clovers that Jacques Arpels picked in his garden, this necklace symbolizes good luck and this particular example, set with mother of pearl, is among the Alhambra's most classic color combinations.
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