25 juin 2019

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston acquires iconic René Boivin starfish brooch once owned by Claudette Colbert

Starfish brooch. Designed by: Juliette Moutard (French). For: René Boivin (French, founded in 1890). Fabricated by: Charles Profilet (French). Worn by: Claudette Colbert (American (born in France), 1903 – 1996), French, 1937. 18‑karat gold, ruby, amethyst. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. BOSTON, MASS.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has acquired an iconic piece of jewelry: a gold, ruby and amethyst starfish brooch made in 1937 by the Parisian house René Boivin and once owned by the Hollywood star Claudette... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2019

€5,915,313 for the Jewels sale at Christie's Paris, 13 June 2019

PARIS - The 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... [Lire la suite]
24 avril 2019

Important diamonds and gemstones at Bonhams New York, 1st may 2019

New York - Bonhams announces highlights of its upcoming sale of New York Jewels on May 1, featuring a dazzling array of coloured and colourless diamonds, important gemstones, and signed designer jewels with estimates ranging from $5,000 up to $2 million. Leading the sale is an important fancy coloured diamond (estimate: $1,500,000-2,000,000). Graded Fancy Orangy-Pink and weighing 12.62 carats, diamonds of this size and colour are exceptional and rarely come up for auction. Lot 116. An Important 12.62 carats Fancy... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2018

Rare enamel, gold and diamond 'Beribboned heart' bangle bracelet, René Boivin

Lot 344. Rare enamel, gold and diamond 'Beribboned heart' bangle bracelet, René Boivin. Estimate: US$100,000.00 - US$150,000.00. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Blue enamel, gold, old and single-cut diamonds with ‘M.R’ monogram, diameter 2 ¾ ins., 1939, unsigned, maker's mark (Charles Profilet). Madame Françoise Cailles, 2018: Certificate of Authenticity. Provenance: Millicent RogersAndy WarholThe Andy Warhol Collection, New York, 27 April 1988, lot 2106. Literature: F. Cailles, René Boivin... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2018

SIMON TEAKLE FINE JEWELRY at Masterpiece London 2018

Royal Jewel. From Princess Mary Althea Beatrix Doria Pamphilj, Princess Emily Augusta Doria Pamphilj. A magnificent faint pink Golconda diamond pendant, approximately 22.50 carats. Courtesy Simon Teakle. The Ivy Necklace. An antique diamond necklace by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany, New York, circa 1900. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Cartier London. Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, circa 1928. Courtesy Simon Teakle René Boivin. Diamond Hoop Earrings. Courtesy Simon Teakle. Victorian gold and banded agate bangle, circa 1870. Courtesy... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2018

Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France

Lot 18. Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Double Clip-Brooch, René Boivin, France, circa 1940. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's Designed as a pair of gold flowers set with old European-cut diamonds, one of yellow hue, one flower embellished with antique square-cut diamonds, with French assay and maker's mark; circa 1940. Literature: Illustrated in René Boivin: Jeweler by Françoise Cailles, page 229. Please note that the diamond of yellow hue has not been tested for natural color of... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2017

Best of Peridots at Sotheby's

Peridot and diamond necklace. Photo: Sotheby's. From the collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, this necklace is composed of a line of alternating oval-shaped peridots and rose-cut diamonds. Peridot, green garnet, black diamond and diamond ‘Panda’ brooch. Sold for HK$375,000 ($48,386) at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. Photo: Sotheby's.  In this whimsical design that more than doubled its high estimate, a precious panda made of black and white diamonds sits atop a Burmese cushion-shaped peridot weighing 36.38 carats. Gold and peridot... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A ruby, South Seas and Tahiti cultured pearls, diamond and 18K gold bracelet, by René Boivin, circa 1980

Lot 595. A ruby, South Seas and Tahiti cultured pearls, diamond and 18K gold bracelet, by René Boivin, circa 1980. Estimation : 8,000 - €12,000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune. Maille souple soulignée de cabochons de rubis, perles de culture de Tahiti, perles de culture des Mers du Sud. Fermoir à clapet serti de diamants ronds. Signé. Dans son écrin d'origine de la Maison Boivin. Dimensions du bracelet : 18 x 3,5 cm. Diamètre des perles de culture : de 9,6 à 12,5... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2017

A diamond, sapphire and 18K gold demi parure comprising a pair of ear clips and a brooch, by René Boivin

Lot 538. A diamond, sapphire and 18K gold demi parure comprising a pair of ear clips and a brooch, by René Boivin. Estimation : 12,000 - €15,000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune. Elle comprend une paire de clips d'oreilles et une broche figurant des fleurs épanouies. Le cœur boule est serti de saphirs et les pétales sont soulignés de diamants. Signée. Dimensions d'un clip d'oreille : 3,8 x 4 cm environ. Dimension de la broche : 4,5 x 4 cm environ. Poids total : 94,6 g... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2017

A sapphire and multi colored sapphires three 18K gold brooch, by René Boivin

Lot 550. A sapphire and multi colored sapphires three 18K gold brooch, by René Boivin. Estimation : 20,000 - €30,000 € © Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo en or jaune ciselé, figurant un arbre, les feuilles mobiles sont en saphirs multicolores sertis clos. Signée. Dimensions : 6 x 5 cm environ. Poids : 40,4 g (18K - 750/1000).  Note : Le modèle original, créé pour les 80 ans de Mme Boivin, symbolise la famille Boivin, les branches représentant les enfants. Importants... [Lire la suite]