Does anyone know this signature

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Hi. I'm a newbie. Found this forum via google search.

I am having a terrible time getting this mark verified.
Every piece I look at online shows this is an alwand Vahan signature. It's listed as such and sells as such.
Vahan, when contacted one of the sellers of Vahan, says it is not.

It looks to me to be "AV" there is also a mark "72" on another location I assume is because of the 72 pearls.

It's pearls, diamonds and 14K gold.

I tried to add the photo of a alwand Vahan piece for sale but didn't have enough memory. Google search works to find them. Alot on eBay I think too.

If anyone could help me out it would be extremely appreciated.
 

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