07 April 2019

A Little Sunday Van Cleef Sparkle

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My best piece of advice? Always geek out with your jeweler. Mine knows about my jewelry obsession, and he always brings out his most exciting finds when I stop by. I had to share the sparkle he showed me yesterday: a gorgeous vintage bracelet from Van Cleef and Arpels.

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After we picked out our wedding rings (!) yesterday, our jeweler -- the talented David Kodner from St. Louis -- was excited to share one of his latest estate acquisitions. This gold bracelet, made by Van Cleef and Arpels in Paris, is absolutely encrusted in yellow diamonds.

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It's probably the most precious piece of jewelry I've ever worn personally. The bracelet, made in the '40s, is easily worth north of $100,000. It's totally unreal in person, and its bangle design makes it surprisingly comfortable to wear.

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David kindly gave me permission to take a few photographs and share them with all of you. I knew I had to share it right away to bring a little extra sparkle to all of you this Sunday! (And PS -- if you're ever in the market for jewelry in the St. Louis area, David is the absolute best. You can follow him on Instagram for more sparkles here!)