01 décembre 2016

Exceptional 17-carat Diamond Solitaire Ring Leads Bonhams Fine Jewellery Auction

Lot 179. An important 17.97 carats Type IIa diamond solitaire ring. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€940,000 - 1,400,000). Photo: Bonhams. An important diamond solitaire ring, weighing 17.97 carats, leads the Fine Jewellery auction at Bonhams on December 6 at 11am in New York. With a strong interest from collectors across the globe during its October sale, Bonhams yet again presents an excellent selection of diamond, noteworthy coloured gemstones and a plethora of signed jewellery, many from the Alhambra... [Lire la suite]

16 octobre 2016

A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900

Lot 259. A Makara Kanti, Tamil Nadu, India, circa 1900. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. composed of linked stylised bird-form elements leading towards a central openwork plaque formed of stylised addorsed peacocks amidst floral elements, with a pendant comprising foliate tendrils around a central rosette, set with foil-backed rock crystals and gemstones, incised details to design of central pendant to reverse; 37.5cm. length Notes: This necklace derives its name from its resemblance to... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2016

Important Jewels at Sotheby's New York, 22 september 2016

From Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to David Webb and beyond, the September 22nd sale of Important Jewels in New York is headlined by a vast selection of signed jewels from a variety of celebrated makers. Classic white diamonds, such as this 27.35 carat oval-shaped diamond, and colored stones are also on offer in this first sale of the fall auction season. Whether you are seeking bold gold looks for daytime or diamond-set dazzlers for the evening, the Important Jewels sale will ensure your fall gets off to a fashion-forward start.... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

Demantoid Garnet and diamond 'grasshopper' brooch, circa 1900

Lot 319. Demantoid Garnet and diamond 'grasshopper' brooch, circa 1900. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 10,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's The realistically modelled insect set with numerous round demantoid garnets and with 36 old European-cut and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately .70 carat, the eye accented with a small cushion-shaped ruby, mounted in gold and silver.   Sotheby's. Important Jewels New York | 04 Feb 2009
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18 août 2016

Important natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, circa 1900

Lot 839. Important natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings, circa 1900. Sold for 1,300,000 €. Photo Hampel. Total length: approx. 4.5 cm Total weight: approximately 14.8 g. Platinum. Estimate: € 80,000 to 100,000 Accompanied by a report no 023 983 by the "DSEF" (. German Foundation for Gemstone research), dated February 2015.  Magnificent, unusually large natural pearl and diamond pendant earrings with white-gray drop-shaped natural pearls measuring approximately 12:05 x 13.65 x 23 mm or about... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2016

Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1900

Lot 568. Pair of natural pearl and diamond pendent earrings, circa 1900. Estimate 180,000 — 280,000 CHF. Lot sold 386,500 CHF.Photo Sotheby's 2012 Each circular-cut diamond suspending a drop-shaped natural pearl measuring approximately 11.85 x 12.30 x 15.30mm and 12.00 x 12.10 x 16.80mm respectively, capped with a foliate surmount millegrain-set with a circular-cut and rose diamonds, screw back fittings. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 62923, stating that the pearls were found to be... [Lire la suite]

26 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900

Lot 278. A Belle Epoque amethyst and diamond brooch, circa 1900. Estimate £6,500 - £7,500 ($12,812 - $14,783). Price Realized £8,400 ($16,556).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The circular-cut amethyst within the diamond garland surround, suspending a graduated fringe of diamond leaves to the three pear-shaped drops, millegrain setting, mounted in platinum and gold, circa 1900, 6.9 cm. high.  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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25 juillet 2016

A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900

Lot 303. A Belle Epoque emerald and diamond pendant, circa 1900. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($19,710 - $29,565). Price Realized £16,800 ($177,390).Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2006 The drilled emerald bead within the diamond fleur-de-lys cage, suspending a diamond crown with diamond line tassles, to the diamond collet and fleur-de-lys surmount, adapted, circa 1900, 12.0 cm. high .  Christie's. IMPORTANT JEWELLERY, 6 December 2006, London, King Street
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21 juillet 2016

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900

A Symbolist necklace, by Charles Boutet de Monvel, circa 1900. Composed of gold, silver, opals, glass, rubies, pearls and diamonds. ©The Richard H. Driehaus Museum
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03 juillet 2016

VÉRONIQUE BAMPS at Masterpiece London 2016

Tiffany & Co. Rare brooch circa 1890 designed as an orchid in enameled gold and one old brilliant cut diamond. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. Castellani, circa 1880 necklace in archaeological revival style in yellow gold, cabochon cut rubies and natural pearls. Price on request. Courtesy Véronique Bamps. A similar necklace from the estate of Augusto Castellani's Granddaughter belongs to the collections of the Capitoline Museums in Rome. Cartier. Bangle bracelet in yellow gold... [Lire la suite]