Auction begins at 9:00 AM
Fine jewelry at auction on Thursday, December 3. Jewelry is available for preview by appointment only.
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This $3 million auction features breathtaking necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and brooches from top-tier designers including Cartier, Tiffany, and Mikimoto, and others.
This auction features several rock stars - literally! A 20.26 ct. Ceylon Sapphire Ring, estimated at $40,000-60,000, is worthy of a blue ribbon. A 48" long, 35.35 ct. fancy shape Diamond By The Yard necklace, estimated at $30,000-50,000, goes the distance. Other larger than life highlights include a GIA certified 6.07ct. natural fancy greenish yellow pear shaped diamond pendant, estimated at $30,000-50,000; an Art Deco diamond, emerald, and platinum bracelet, estimated at $15,000-25,000; a Trabert & Hoeffer–Mauboussin ruby brooch, estimated at $10,000-15,000; and a Vacheron Constantin "Jalousie" watch, estimated at $8,000-15,000.
This sale reads like a "who's who" in the fine jewelry world, with fantastic selections of designer jewelry at a full spectrum of price points. Treasured brands include examples from Cartier, with the company's Art Deco diamond, onyx, and platinum arrow pin, estimated at $5,000-10,000 hitting the bull’s-eye. Tiffany treasures include an Angela Cummings 18K onyx and hematite necklace, estimated at $1,000-2,000, a Paloma Picasso Scribble Brooch, estimated at $1,000-1,500, and a pair of cufflinks, estimated at $700-1,000. Mikimoto selections include a fine Tahitian pearl necklace with a diamond clasp, estimated at $7,000-10,000, and a pearl bracelet, estimated at $300-500. And a 1930-era Oscar Heyman Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, estimated at $15,000-25,000 is worthy of an Academy Award. Other top-tier brands featured in this sale include Christian Dior, Sophia D, and Buccellati.
Collectors will be delighted with the selection of 90 necklaces and 60 bracelets on offer. Breathtaking "neckwear" includes a 25 ct. Art Deco diamond and platinum necklace, estimated at $20,000-35,000, a 28" black diamond and platinum necklace, estimated at $15,000-25,000, and a sapphire, emerald and diamond carved fruit necklace, estimated at $8,000-12,000. And bracelet highlights, including a diamond and emerald platinum Art Deco bracelet, estimated at $10,000-15,000, a baguette diamond bracelet, estimated at $5,000-7,000, and a Rose Cut diamond Mogul bangle, estimated at $4,000-6,000, all deserve a round of applause.
Rings and earrings are both important categories in this sale. Enthusiasts will relish having over 170 lots of fine rings at their fingertips, with estimates ranging from a few hundred dollars to $60,000! Exceptional examples include a 11.49 ct. Burma Cabochon Ruby Ring, estimated at $25,000-45,000, a 5.25 ct. natural cognac diamond ring, estimated at $15,000-25,000, and a 4.50 ct. Columbian emerald ring, estimated at $8,000-12,000. And it's a cheerful-earful when it comes to this event's 50 lots of earrings, with highlights including a pair of 18K ruby and diamond earrings, estimated at $5,000-10,000, a pair of diamond and South Sea pearl earrings, estimated at $6,000-8,000, and a pair of platinum and diamond hanging earrings, estimated at $5,000-8,000.
Brooches, watches, and other precious and decorative items - including pendants, cameos, and clips - round out this monumental auction event. Two brooches by artist Salvador Dali - including a fantastic ruby and pearl lips and teeth example - would bring a smile to any collector and are estimated at $7,000-12,000 each. And a Van Cleef & Arpels diamond and sapphire brooch and an 18K and diamond monkey pin signed Maria London are also right on point; both are estimated at $3,000-5,000. Up to the minute watch highlights include a circa 1950 Patek Philippe hourglass watch, estimated at $8,000-12,000, a Pierre Kunz Seconde Virevoltante Retrogade watch, estimated at $6,000-10,000, and a Breitling Bentley watch, estimated at $6,000-8,000. And for those looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this auction offers a Cartier diamond, jade, and 9K gold box, estimated at $4,000-6,000, a Cartier 14K gold Art Deco clock in a fitted box, estimated at $4,000-8,000, and a 14K pocketknife with snakes, estimated at $800-1,200.