06 décembre 2019

The FINE JEWELS sale achieves a total of €6,245,000/ £5,283,418/ $6,937,128 at Christie's Paris

Paris – The Jewellery department is pleased with the solid results achieved today, despite today’s national strike. Collectors are continuously eager to acquire rare stones of prestigious provenances, especially couloured diamonds such as an Orangy-Pink diamond-ring which had been acquired for €646,000 against a presale estimate of €70,000-80,000 and a fancy light pink diamond-ring by de Beers realised €310,000, more than six times its low estimate of €50,000. Further highlights included a rectangular cut-corned diamond... [Lire la suite]
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30 octobre 2019

Christie's announces Magnificent Jewels sale in New York

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York announces the December 11 auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online auction from December 2 to 12/13, which together present over 1,000 lots. The live ­auction will offer over 450 lots featuring a notable selection of colored diamonds, colorless diamonds, and gemstones, alongside important signed pieces by Suzanne Belperron, René Boivin, Bulgari, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. Leading the auction are two lots offered from The... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2019

A Belle Époque diamond jigha

Lot 149. A Belle Époque diamond jigha, 1907 and remodeled circa 1935. Estimate USD 1,200,000 - USD 2,200,000. Price realised USD 1,815,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The turban ornament set with old, baguette and pear-shaped diamonds, white gold, fitted with plume holder on the reverse, lower portion detachable and may be worn as a brooch, 5 ¾ ins., 1907 and remodeled circa 1935. Provenance: Property of a Royal HouseChristie's, Geneva, 17 November 2010, lot 292. Literature: Jaffer 2013, pp.... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2019

A Belle Époque diamond devant-de-corsage brooch, Cartier

Lot 277. A Belle Époque diamond devant-de-corsage brooch, Cartier. Estimate USD 10,000,000 - USD 15,000,000. Price realised USD 10,603,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 34.08 carats, oval brilliant-cut diamond of 23.55 carats, modified marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 6.51 carats, heart modified brilliant-cut diamond of 3.54 carats, Lily-of-the-valley old-cut diamond links, platinum and 18k white gold (French marks), 7 ½ ins., 1912, signed Cartier, accompanied by a later added... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2018

A Fine Belle Époque Ruby and Diamond Pendant, Circa 1910

Lot 606. A Fine Belle Époque Ruby and Diamond Pendant, Circa 1910. Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 500,000 (€ 22,000 - 55,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018 The central pear-shaped diamond within a calibré-cut ruby surround, suspended from a fine openwork cartouche of garland design, millegrain-set throughout with old brilliant-cut diamonds, further embellished with flowerheads highlighted with circular-cut rubies and old brilliant-cut diamonds, all suspending a marquise-cut diamond surrounded by graduated calibré-cut... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2017

Christie's New York Magnificent Jewels totals $62,592,750

NEW YORK, NY.- The Christie’s New York December 6 auction of Magnificent Jewels achieved a total of $62,592,750. The sale sold 88% by Lot and 85% by Value, led by a Superb Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond ring of approximately 3.36 and 2.71 carats, by Graff which achieved $12,575,500.  Lot 157. A Superb Twin-Stone Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Ring, of 3.36 and 2.71 carats, by Graff. Estimate $6,500,000 - 8,500,000. Price Realized: $12,575,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Of crossover... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2017

13 tiaras sold at Christie's

The Poltimore Tiara. Designed as a graduated line of cushion-shaped and old-cut diamond clusters alternating with diamond-set scroll motifs, each surmounted by old-cut diamond terminals, to the collet-set diamond line, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1870, 19.2 cm maximum diameter, convertible to a necklace and eleven brooches, with screwdriver and brooch fittings, in fitted blue leather case. Sold for £926,400 on 13 June 2006 at Christie’s in London. © Christie's Images Ltd 2006   A late 19th-century diamond... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2017

An important Belle Époque seed pearl and diamond lady's wristwatch, Cartier, circa 1913

Lot 34. An important Belle Époque seed pearl and diamond lady's wristwatch, Cartier, circa 1913. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€25,000 - 41,000). Sold for US$ 60,000 (€49,970). Photo: Bonhams. manual movement, signed Cartier Paris, the tonneau dial with Roman numerals, framed by rose-cut diamonds, accented by old European-cut diamonds, terminating with a bar of rose-cut diamonds, continuing to a flexible bracelet composed of seven rows of seed pearls; signed Cartier, no.277 and no.555; estimated total diamond... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2016

The Blair Family Jewelry at Christie's New York, 7th december 2016

Mr. Wolcott Blair and Mrs. Ellen Yuille Blair, Cannes, France, 1926. THE BLAIR FAMILY Described by Harper’s Bazaar in October 1927 as “extremely popular in the younger fashionable set,” Mr. Wolcott Blair and Mrs. Ellen Yuille Blair were highly admired for their excellent sense of fashion and design from the 1920s through the 1960s. The Blairs often appeared in magazines and newspapers that featured fne living and society’s best dressed.Wolcott Blair, a grandson of Chauncey Buckley Blair, who founded Merchant’s Bank of Chicago and... [Lire la suite]
01 novembre 2016

Phillips presents first Jewellery and Jadeite Auction in Asia

Important and Rare Pear-shaped Fancy Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring, 7.93 carats. Estimate: HKD 22,000,000 - 26,000,000. Image courtesy of Phillips. HONG KONG.- Phillips will present its first sale of Jewellery and Jadeite in Hong Kong on 28 November 2016. Comprising 159 lots, the sale features an extraordinary range of important diamonds, rare coloured stones, jadeite, signed antique and contemporary jewels of the highest quality. Taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, the sale comprises jewels and... [Lire la suite]