Where Can I Sell My Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery?

The foundation of legendary French brand Van Cleef & Arpels was born out of love


Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stones dealer, and Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a gemstone cutter and diamond dealer, married in 1895. They shared the same values and together created this iconic brand, a brand which has been celebrated throughout its existence. Alfred partnered with Estelle’s brother in 1906 to open the first Van Cleef & Arpels boutique at 22 Place Vendôme, Paris; and remarkably in this age of seemingly constant change, the world-renowned Maison remains at the very same address to this day.



Van Cleef & Arpels - a boxed diamond dress set, comprising cufflinks, buttons and shirt studs

Sold for £16,000



Their innovative designs and exquisite craftsmanship have created magnificent jewellery throughout each era, inspired by nature, animals, orientalism, couture, and ballet; one of their first collections Bijoux “Touch Wood” was fashioned out of wood and adorned with gemstones. Clientele has included Royals and celebrities, from Princess Grace of Monaco to Queen Sophia of Spain, Elizabeth Taylor to Reece Witherspoon, as well as fashionistas such as the Duchess of Windsor and Daisy Fellowes.

With such an exquisite brand, finding a suitable buyer, prepared to pay a fair price for your pre-loved Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery can seem quite daunting. A quick online search will reveal numerous brokers, dealers, jewellers and auction sites, but how do you know which one will offer you the best price with the least hassle? From contemporary to vintage, gem-set or plain, Alhambra to Perlee, knowing where to sell your Van Cleef & Arpels treasures for the highest price is extremely important.



A Van Cleef and Arpels alhambra diamond bracelet

Sold for £6,000


The first thing you should do is determine what your Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery is currently worth on the open market. Online searches and reference books will not be able to provide an exact value, and we would always recommend that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable jewellery professional who will be able to provide an accurate valuation.

With extensive industry experience, Dawsons’ highly skilled team of jewellery experts provide a seamless service covering valuation, logistics, marketing, and sale. Let us help you secure the best price for your wonderful jewellery.




Van Cleef & Arpels - A floral spray brooch set with diamonds

Sold for £10,000


During the appraisal our expert valuers will pay close attention to the style, condition, materials, and rarity of your cherished Van Cleef & Arpels jewels. Our friendly team will have the knowledge of current market trends and which pieces are most desirable, from rings and bracelets to necklaces and earrings, as tastes fluctuate so does the demand. Dawsons’ sole focus is to achieve the maximum possible sale price for your Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery through expert evaluation and bespoke marketing.

Dawsons’ Fine Jewellery sales are broadcast live to a global audience of over 10 million active bidders for maximum exposure. Whilst dynamic and innovative in-house marketing direct to known buyers and collectors of Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery all over the world, across multiple social media platforms, ensures that we achieve the highest returns for our clients.



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Do you have any Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery that you are considering selling?

With a huge global audience of known buyers, Dawsons can help secure the best price for you.

Get in touch with a jewellery expert today for confidential sales advice, we would be delighted to help:

0207 431 9445 / info@dawsonsauctions.co.uk