23 novembre 2015

Historic jewels, exceptional stones & iconic designs: Discover Sotheby's Magnificent Jewels Auction

The December auction is led by a Magnificent and Historic Platinum and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels (estimate $3.6/4.6 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Just in time for the holidays, Sotheby’s final jewelry auction of the fall season will be held in New York on 9 December 2015. The more than 500 pieces on offer – with estimates starting at $5,000 – will be on view in Sotheby's York Avenue galleries beginning 5 December, alongside the auctions of Important Watches and RM Sotheby’s Driven by... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Back on Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Jewelry at Christie's, 17 November 1998, Geneva

An exceptionally rare gem-set Egyptian Revival pendent sautoir, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 The pendant designed as a pavé-set diamond panel with central seated figure of Maat in domed calibré-cut rubies to the chevron border with lotus flower terminals and gem-set fringe, suspended by a series of twelve shaped rectangular panels, each depicting a falcon, with collet and buckle spacers to the ruby, emerald and diamond winged scarab clasp,December 1924, 75.5 cm., with French assay marks, in a... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2014


Suzanne Belperron. The Duchess of Windsor's Chalcedony Suite, Circa 1935. A necklace composed of a double-strand of chalcedony beads and a large flower head clasp with articulated carved blue chalcedony petals centering a cluster of cabochon sapphires, embellished by old-European-cut diamond trim; with French assay marks, set in platinum • 15 round diamonds • 8 cabochon sapphires • With maker’s mark • Length: 14 inches, flower clasp diameter: 2 1⁄8 inches. Belle Époque Diamond and Rock Crystal Corsage Ornament by Cartier, Paris,... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2013

Jewels celebrating the lives of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor soar above estimate

Sapphire and diamond bracelet, Cartier, circa 1945. Est. £ 130,000-180,000/ € 153,000-211,000/ US$ 211,000-292,000. Sold for £230,500 (€274,503/ $377,697). Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Yesterday a fascinating group of jewels and precious objects celebrating the lives and tastes of the Duke and the Duchess of Windsor soared above estimate, selling for £620,125 ($1,016,137) at Sotheby’s London (est. £351,500-506,700/ $575,968-830,279). The majority of the pieces were presented some 26 years after they were last auctioned in the... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2013

Belperron yellow gold and pearl bracelet for the Duchess of Windsor.

Belperron yellow gold and pearl bracelet for the Duchess of Windsor.
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01 décembre 2012

Magnificent Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 19

Magnificent Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond and Diamond Pendant-Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1978 -  Photo Sotheby's The flexible necklace set with numerous round diamonds weighing approximately 95.00 carats, length 18 inches, signed VCA, numbered N.Y. 47924; suspending a detachable pendant centered by a heart-shaped Fancy Intense Yellow diamond weighing 47.14 carats, framed by round diamonds weighing approximately 8.00 carats, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered NY... [Lire la suite]

03 novembre 2012

Sotheby's to offer magnificent jewels from the Collections of Mrs. Estée Lauder & Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder

A Fancy Intense Pink Diamond and Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman & Brothers Weighing 6.54 carats, Internally Flawless. Estimate $4/5 million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s announce that it will offer jewelry from the collections of Mrs. Estée Lauder and Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder as part of our Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on 5 December 2012. Proceeds from the more than 35 pieces – together estimated in excess of $13 million – will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, an organization founded and... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2011

The Crown Jewels of Hollywood: the collection of Elizabeth Taylor @ Christie's

©2011 Douglas Kirkland/CORBIS New York – Christie’s is proud to announce details of the first in a four-day series of landmark sales devoted to the iconic collection of Elizabeth Taylor, the celebrated film star, fashion icon, and humanitarian. On December 13, 2011, Christie’s New York will present 80 of Ms. Taylor’s most iconic jewels in a special Evening Sale, followed by 189 additional jewels in two Day Sale sessions on December 14. Widely celebrated as one of the greatest private collections ever assembled, this dazzling array... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2011

'Windsor Dressing' / Outfits from the film W.E directed by Madonna in Vanity Fair, september 2011

Photographed by Tom Munro. Starring James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, photographed at West Wycombe House, Buckinghamshire, England. Costume design by Arianne PhillipsVisit Vanity Fair
27 avril 2011

La plus importante tiare en émeraudes et en diamants mise aux enchères depuis pius de 30 ans et Un superbe diamant rose

  Magnifique tiare en émeraudes et diamants d’une extrême rareté, env. 1900. Ayant appartenu à la Collection de la Princesse Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck/ Est. CHF 4,6-9,2 millions/$5-10 millions. Photo Sotheby's Le 17 mai 2011, six mois après la vente record de Sotheby’s Genève qui totalisa 105 millions de dollars et fut marquée par la vente du « Graff Pink » pour 46 millions de dollars — le prix le plus haut jamais atteint pour un diamant et tout bijou dans l’histoire des enchères, Sotheby’s Genève mettra en vente la... [Lire la suite]