PARISThe Jewellery department is delighted with these great results which confirmed the strong interest for magnificent jewels including those coming from Place Vendôme. Collectors are continuously eager to acquire creations signed by the prestigious names such as Van Cleef & Arpels with a beautiful diamond ring (8.94 carats) sold for €328,000 against a pre-sale estimate of €180,000-200,000 and a beautiful sapphire and diamond ring which sold four times its pre-estimate at €237,500. Further highlights included pieces by Bvlgari such as a retro necklace composed of cultured pearls and diamonds which was acquired for €193,500 against a pre-sale estimate €40,000-60,000. Additionally, a magnificent choker created by Cartier with the design of a geometric motif paved with diamonds, has also attracted international collectors, and was sold for €250,000.

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Lot 73. Diamond ring, 8.94 carats, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Rectangular step-cut diamond of 8.94 carats, baguette-cut diamonds, platinum (850) and 18K gold (750), size 52, gross weight: 7,05 g, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, in its pouch.

GIA, 2019, report no. 5201212389 : 8.94 carats, E colour, VVS2 clarity.

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Lot 71. 15.67 carats Madagascar sapphire and diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Oval-cut sapphire of 15.67 carats, half-moon cut diamonds, platinum (950), French mark, size 51, gross weight: 7.91 g, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, in its pouch.

SSEF, 2019, report no. 106284: 15.67 carats, Madagascar, no indications of heating.

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Lot 213. Cultured pearl and diamond necklace, Bulgari. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 193,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Cultured pearls, circular-cut diamonds, marquise-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, platinum (850) and 18K gold (750), 42.5 cm, gross weight: 142.97 g, signed Bulgari.

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Lot 169. Diamond pectoral necklace, Cartier. Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000. Price realised EUR 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Circular-cut diamonds, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), French marks, circa 1980, 45.5 cm, gross weight: 261.11 g, signed Cartier, no. 633381, in its fitted case.

French creators have again attracted jewel lovers as a bracelet “Honeycomb” adorned with sapphire by René Boivin was sold for €52,500 doubling its pre-sale estimate and a diamond pair of earrings by the same creator realised €47,500€. A flowery amethyst, aquamarine and emerald set created by Suzanne Belperron, coming from the property of a lady, has been acquired for €25,000, four times its pre-sale estimate. 

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Lot 136. 'Honeycomb' sapphire bracelet transformable into a necklace, René Boivin. Estimate EUR 25,000 - EUR 35,000. Price realised EUR 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Round-cut sapphires, 18K gold (750), French mark, 1945, bracelet 20.4 cm, necklace 39.4 cm, gross weight: 138.42 g, signed René Boivin.

 

Certificate from Française Cailles and Jean-Norbert Salit, 2019.

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Lot 115. Amethyst, aquamarine and emerald set, Suzanne Belperron. Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Pear-shaped and heart-shaped amethysts, circular-cut, oval-cut and pear-shaped aquamarines, carved emeralds, 18K gold (750), French mark, clip 7.9 x 3.6 cm, earrings 2.3 cm, gross weight: 42.66 g, Groëné et Darde maker's mark.

Certificate Herz-Belperron, 2019
Certificate from Olivier Baroin, 2019.

The Jewellery department is also pleased to confirm the interest of collectors for bestiary’ jewels. Several pieces have exceeded their estimates such as these lovely fox and cat clips composed of ruby, emerald and diamond, signed by Van Cleef & Arpels which achieved €17,500 against a pre-sale estimate of €2,000-4,000 or a bird and a dog enamel and diamond clips by Cartier, realised €17,500 (estimated €4,000-6,000).

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Lot 204. Ruby, emerald, diamond and enamel fox and cat clips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Cabochon emeralds et cabochon rubies, circular-cut diamonds and enamel, 18K gold (750), French marks, fox 6.2 x 2.5 cm, cat 5.0 x 2.2 cm, gross weight: 48.74 g, signed VCA, fox no. 107448, cat no. B1052C6, in a pouch

 

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Lot 79. Bird and dog enamel and diamond clips, Cartier. Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000. Price realised EUR 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Red and black enamel, circular-cut diamonds, platinum (950) and 18K gold (750), French marks, circa 1950, bird clip 4.8 x 2.6 cm, dog clip 3.4 x 2.0 cm, gross weight: 26.58 g, signed Cartier Paris, bird clip nos.MC1813 and 1910, dog clip no.018396, in their fitted cases. 

A section dedicated to the brilliant creator JAR achieved a total of €350,625, including a superb necklace set in topaz and diamonds, a unique piece, which was sold €310,000, doubling its pre-sale estimate. 

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Lot 269. Topaz and diamond necklace, JAREstimate EUR 130,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 310,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

Cushion-cut topaz and circular-cut diamonds, 18K gold (750), French mark, 38.6 cm, gross weight: 87.83 g, signed JAR, in its case.

Finally, the magnificent box in lapis lazuli, jade, mother-of-pearl and diamond created by Cartier achieved €77,500 against a pre-sale estimate of €10,000-15,000.

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Lot 58. Lapis-lazuli, jade, mother-of-pearl and diamond box, Cartier. Estimate EUR 10,000 - EUR 15,000. Price realised EUR 77,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

 

Lapis-lazuli mosaic, carved jade, sculpted mother-of-pearl, rose-cut diamonds, 18K gold (750), French and English marks, 8.0 x 5.8 x 1.5 cm, gross weight: 172.36 g, signed Cartier, Paris, Londres, New York, made in France, no. 7813.