13 mars 2017

Hancocks at TEFAF Maastricht, Stand 243

Art Deco suite, circa 1925. Sapphires of 200 carats, pearls of 42 carats and old cut diamonds of 3.2 carats © Hancocks Comprising a necklace, bracelet and pair of drop earrings, each is set with graduated polished oval sapphire cabochon beads, interspersed by white pearl and old-cut diamond trio connections. The necklace features a suspended large sapphire cabochon pearl and diamond articulated drop. Typical of the era, the suite is transformable with the bracelet and necklace being able to be joined together to form a long... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

Fine jewelry surpasses $12 million at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, TX.- Fine jewelry sales surpassed $12 million this season at Heritage Auctions, setting a house record, as bidders chased exquisite diamonds and colored gemstones – some exceeding 11 carats. Cumulative sales were held Dec. 5-6 featuring important single-owner collections, including a special selection of jewelry from the private collection of Shirley Temple Black.  "I researched and researched and I now know I picked the best house," said the client who consigned an 11.72-carat Kashmir Sapphire, Diamond,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Sotheby’s to Offer The Shirley Temple Blue Diamond

The Shirley Temple Blue Diamond. A 9.54-Carat Fancy Deep Blue Diamond Ring. Bought by the Legendary Movie Star’s Father in 1940, around Her 12th Birthday & The Premier of Her Film The Blue Bird. Worn by ‘America’s Little Darling’ throughout Her Life, now estimated to sell for $25–35 million. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, 18 March 2016 – Sotheby’s 19 April 2016 auction of Magnificent Jewels in New York will be led by a 9.54-carat Fancy Deep Blue diamond ring owned by Shirley Temple throughout... [Lire la suite]