24 mai 2018

Christie's announces Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

Peggy and David Rockefeller, May 13, 1973. Annenberg residence. Photograph by Arthur Levine, courtesy of the JPMorgan Chase Corporate History Program and The Rockefeller Archive Center. “Beauty, to me, whether found in nature or in man-made objects, is ennobling and enriches the soul.“ —DAVID ROCKEFELLER NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York announces the June 12 auction of Magnificent Jewels & The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller and the concurrent Jewels... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2018

An 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, Circa 1960

Lot 868. An 18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, Circa 1960. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 28,125 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 the two leaves set with numerous round emeralds weighing approximately 7.00 carats, further set with 32 round diamonds weighing approximately 2.60 carats, signed VCA, numbered NY38138. Sotheby's. Property from the Estate of Brooke Astor. New York, 24 sept. 2012
30 septembre 2017

Record price for an item of jewellery at Piguet Auction House

Lot 1698. From the Molly de Balkany Collection, An important Art Deco necklace set with an old-mine-cut 14ct (approx.) diamond and two Colombian 75ct and 78ct (approx.) drop emeralds. Estimate CHF 80,000-120,000. Sold CHF 520,000. © HDV Hôtel des Ventes SA  GENEVA.- Piguet Auction House ended its September sale yesterday evening with an overall result of CHF 5.2 million. The Fine Jewellery, Contemporary Art and Antiquarian Books sessions drew in passionate collectors and... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2017

Emerald and diamond brooch, Lacloche Frères, 1930s

Lot 221. Emerald and diamond brooch, Lacloche Frères, 1930s. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 62,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. Designed as a fountain, set with calibré-cut emeralds, circular- and single-cut diamonds, signed Lacloche, numbered, French maker's mark, case stamped Lacloche Frères.   Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva,  16 nov. 2016
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24 août 2016

Emerald and diamond brooch, early 20th century and later

Lot 23. Emerald and diamond brooch, early 20th century and later. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. Millegrain-set with circular-cut diamonds, the central element set with calibré-cut emeralds, accented with two cabochon emeralds, indistinctly signed Cartier.. Sotheby's. Fine Jewels, London, 21 Sep 2016, 10:30 AM
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05 août 2016

Emerald and diamond brooch, Bulgari, circa 1970

Lot 511. Emerald and diamond brooch, Bulgari, circa 1970. Estimate 190,000 — 280,000 CHF. Lot sold 278,500 CHF. Photo: Sotheby's 2012 Designed as a flower, the centre set with a cabochon emerald, the petals set with brilliant-cut diamonds of near colourless and yellow tint, signed Bulgari, case by Bulgari. Literature: Cf: Amanda Triossi, 'Bulgari: 125 years of Italian Magnificence, Grand Palais', pages 155 and 339 for a similar example of this brooch by Bulgari. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

Pair of emerald and diamond brooches, Suzanne Belperron, 1960s

Lot 289. Pair of emerald and diamond brooches, Suzanne Belperron, 1960s. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 CHF (18,278 - 27,417 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  Each of leaf design, set with circular-cut emeralds, highlighted with similarly and single-cut diamonds, each with French assay and maker's marks. Accompanied by a certificate from Olivier Baroin.  Sotheby's, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, Geneva, 17 May 2016, 10:00 AM
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05 mai 2016

Collection of the Princess Doria Pamphilj. Impressive 135 carats Colombian emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1840

Lot 400. Collection of the Princess Doria Pamphilj. Impressive 135 carats Colombian emerald and diamond brooch, circa 1840. Estimate 480,000 — 770,000 CHF (438,680 - 703,715 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. Set with a step-cut emerald weighing approximately 135 carats, between two floral motifs mounted en tremblant, within a frame of foliate design set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds. Accompanied by SSEF report no. 84916, stating that the emerald is of... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Brooch, Marianne Ostier

Lot 205. Platinum, Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, Marianne Ostier. Estimate 175,000 — 275,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. The round hollow-back mixed-cut emerald measuring approximately 21.3 to 20.9 mm by 9.6 mm, framed by pear and marquise-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 19.50 carats, with maker's mark. With signed box. Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 1073946 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: minor, type: traditional. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2016

Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century

Lot 1712, Queen Amelia of Portugal's Important Colombian Emerald and Diamond Brooch, late 19th century. Estimate 9,500,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (1,098,240 - 1,387,250 EUR). Photo Sotheby's Designed as an old-mine- and rose-cut diamond scroll cartouche, centring on a cushion modified mixed-cut emerald and two modified calf's head step-cut emeralds weighing 12.22, 3.43 and 2.95 carats respectively, the diamonds together weighing approximately 23.00 carats,... [Lire la suite]