According to a classic proverb, a lion lurks in every person’s heart, and this striking gold lion head necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels channels all the inner strength, fearlessness, and regality of its subject. The motif begins with the center pendant, where a gilded lion clutches a diamond studded hoop in its powerful jaw. The motif continues along the 18 karat gold chain, featuring seven lions in all, each with high quality diamonds serving as the eyes. Each lion is meticulously engraved, crafted in astonishing detail from brushed gold.Signed and numbered to mark its authenticity, this Van Cleef and Arpels gold lion head necklace is a phenomenal work of art embracing a courageous and inventive spirit. We are pleased to count it among the prized pieces of the M. Khordipour collection, and we encourage you to contact our team for more information about this or any piece in our vintage diamond necklace collection.Circa 1960.