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]
07 septembre 2016

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale To Take Place on 4 October

  HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Autumn Sale 2016 will take place on 4 October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The sale will bring to the market an extraordinary selection of signed vintage jewellery and iconic designs by renowned brands including Harry Winston, Bulgari, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, highlighted by the cover lot of the auction -- an Important Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure by Bulgari. These are complemented by a selection of diamonds, superb natural... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2016

An Important Belle Époque sapphire and diamond ring, Tiffany & Co., circa 1910

Lot 136. An Important Belle Époque 10.94 carats Burmese sapphire and diamond ring, Tiffany & Co., circa 1910. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€88,000 - 130,000). Photo: Bonhams. centering an oval mixed-cut sapphire, weighing 10.94 carats, within a pavé-set diamond surround and ornate openwork diamond-set mount; signed Tiffany & Co.; mounted in platinum; size 8 3/4 Accompanied by AGL report # CS 1073139, dated January 29, 2016, stating the sapphire as: Burma (Myanmar) origin, no indications of... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2016

An Important Belle Époque Platinum, Montana Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, circa 1910

Lot59. An Important Belle Époque Platinum, Montana Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, circa 1910. Estimate: $75,000-100,000. Sold for $81,250 © 2016 Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Inc. containing seven square step cut Yogo Gulch Montana sapphires, the largest weighing approximately 2.00 carats and the group weighing approximately 10.60 carats total, together with 63 old mine, old European, rose cut and round single cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.40 carats total. Scratch mark: 4476 (partially... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2015

Christie's New York announces Magnificent Jewels: The Auction

Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced its upcoming schedule of Winter Jewelry sales in New York, starting with the live saleroom auction of Magnificent Jewels on December 10, and continuing with a companion online boutique of Holiday Jewels from December 11 – 21. Both venues offer a multitude of outstanding jewels at every price level, including fancy colored and colorless diamonds, rare gemstones, natural pearls, and signed creations from the most coveted jewelry houses. Auction highlights,... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2015

A Belle Époque diamond and sapphire brooch, by Boucheron

A Belle Époque diamond and sapphire brooch, by Boucheron. Estimate CHF38,000 – CHF50,000 ($38,324 - $50,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as an articulated diamond-set banner with calibré-cut sapphire detail, to the sapphire and diamond foliate surmount and pear-shaped diamond fringe, 1914, 8.0 cm, with French assay mark for platinum. Signed and with maker's mark for Boucheron  Photo courtesy of the Boucheron Archives Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 10 November... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2015

A Belle Époque diamond brooch

A Belle Époque diamond brooch. Estimate CHF38,000 – CHF50,000 ($38,324 - $50,426). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Designed as an openwork bow with foliate motifs, suspending an asymmetrical detachable ribbon pendant, set throughout with old-cut diamonds, to the collet-set diamond fringe terminals, 1910s, 13.1 cm  Christie's. GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 10 November 2015, Geneva
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06 novembre 2015

A Belle Époque natural pearl and diamond brooch-pendant

A Belle Époque natural pearl and diamond brooch-pendant. Estimate CHF220,000 – CHF330,000 ($221,875 - $332,813). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The drop-shaped natural pearl, measuring approximately 12.80-13.55 x 23.00 mm, within a rose-cut diamond foliate frame, interspersed with three old-cut diamond collets, suspended from the similarly-set bar pin, circa 1910, 4.8 cm Accompanied by report no. 81361 dated 5 August 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the pearl is a natural saltwater... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2015

The Chaumet Westminster Tiara. A Belle Époque enamel and diamond tiara, by Chaumet

The Chaumet Westminster Tiara. A Belle Époque enamel and diamond tiara, by Chaumet. Estimate CHF360,000 – CHF520,000 ($363,069 - $524,433). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Of Kokoshnik design, composed of a series of graduated translucent royal blue plique-à-jour enamel curved panels, each overlaid with old-cut diamond trailing forget-me-not floral motifs, interspersed with collet-set diamond lines, to the cushion-shaped diamond openwork cartouche centre and similarly-set upper border, circa 1910, mounted in... [Lire la suite]