03 mai 2016

A pair of 5.25 and 5.07 carats D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa diamond earrings

Lot 96. A pair of 5.25 and 5.07 carats D colour, Internally Flawless clarity, Type IIa diamond earrings. Estimate CHF680,000 – CHF1,000,000 ($699,318 - $1,028,409). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Each detachable pendant set with a marquise-cut diamond and a pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 5.25 and 5.07 carats, to the circular and marquise-cut flowerhead cluster surmount, 1968, 4.5 cm, mounted in platinum and gold. Surmounts by Harry Winston, no. 6249 Accompanied by reports nos. 2115104916 and 1162362542... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2016

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera

A pair of diamond ear pendants, by Etcetera © Christie's Image 2011  Each set with old mine-cut diamonds in quatrefoil formation, suspending three marquise-cut diamonds, joined to the marquise-cut diamond spacer and old mine-cut diamond surmount, mounted in 18k white gold, 6.3 cm long. With maker's mark for Etcetera - Lot 3140. Estimate HK$1,400,000 - HK$2,000,000 ($175,000-250,000). Price Realized HK$1,820,000 ($235,041) Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 31 May... [Lire la suite]
06 décembre 2015

Royal jewels and rare gems achieve top prices at Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale

LONDON.- Christmas has come early for a number of lucky bidders following Bonhams London’s last Fine Jewellery sale of 2015.  Jewellery from celebrated designers including Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, along with a pair of exceptional Kashmir sapphires belonging to a European Princess, went under the hammer today (Saturday 5th December). Bidders in the saleroom, online and on the telephones, competed for the two top lots, both of which exceeded their high estimates. The fancy greyish-blue, 2.97cts... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2015

A Diamond Ring

A 4.94 carats Diamond Ring. Estimate 31,500 — 37,500 USD (29,400 — 35,000 EUR). © 1996-2015 Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers Set with a marquise-cut diamond weighing 4.94 carats, flanked on either side by a trio of marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum and 10k white gold With report 2175173710 dated 20 May 2015 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D colour, SI2 clarity Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers. Fall 2015. NOVEMBER 22, 2015, WINDSOR ARMS HOTEL, 18... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2015

A magnificent diamond necklace, by Van Cleef & Arpels

A magnificent diamond foliate fringe necklace, circa 1955, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,500,000. Price Realized $1,553,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007 Designed as a line of brilliant-cut diamonds suspending a foliate fringe of graduated marquise-cut diamonds, circa 1955, 36.3 cm long. Signed VCA NY, No. 26017  Accompanied by report No. 16291149 dated 14 September 2007 from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stating that the marquise-cut diamond weighing 4.89 carats... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2015

A diamond ring

A 10.21 carats marquise-cut diamond ring. Estimate HK$4,800,000 – HK$6,800,000 ($600,000-850,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Set with a marquise-cut diamond weighing approximately 10.21 carats, to the brilliant-cut diamond bifurcated half-hoop, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 5 Accompanied by report no. 7048061 dated 13 June 2008 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 10.21 carat diamond is E colour, internally flawless clarityPlease note that the certificate is more... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2015

An important diamond ring, by Siba

An important 14.68 carats marquise-cut diamond ring, by Siba. Estimate HK$6,500,000 – HK$8,500,000 ($800,000-1,100,000). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015. Set with a marquise-cut diamond weighing 14.68 carats, mounted in 18k white gold, ring size 6¾. Signed Siba  Accompanied by report no. 6185498221 dated 23 October 2014 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the 14.68 carat diamond is D colour, VS2 clarity Christie's. HONG KONG MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 2 June 2015, Hong... [Lire la suite]
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27 avril 2015

An exceptional two-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace

Lot 160. An exceptional two-strand natural pearl and diamond necklace. Estimate CHF800,000 – CHF1,200,000 ($841,899 - $1,262,849). Price realised CHF 785,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Composed of sixty-five and sixty-three natural pearls, measuring approximately 10.3 to 4.8 mm, to the marquise-cut diamond collet clasp, mounted in platinum and gold, 43.6 cm  Accompanied by report no. 79095 dated 13 March 2015 from the SSEF Swiss Gemmological Institute stating that the 128 pearls are natural saltwater... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2015

A diamond pendant necklace, by Tiffany & Co.

A diamond and 4.97 carats detachable pear-shaped pendant necklace, by Tiffany & Co. Estimate $300,000 – $500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Suspending a detachable pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 4.97 carats, to the necklace, designed as a graduated series of pear-shaped and marquise-cut diamonds, joined by a clasp set with a modified cut-cornered rectangular-cut diamond trimmed with marquise-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, 15 1/2 ins., in a Tiffany & Co. black suede box. Signed... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2014

Yu Youren's Calligraphy scrolls keep Asian items on a roll at Michaan’s

Attributed to Yu Youren (1879-1964): Six Calligraphy Hanging scroll, ink on paper, signed 'Yu Youren' with one seal. {59 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches (151 x 27 cm) each. Estimate $2,000-3,000. Price realized $25,960. Photo courtesy Michaan’s  ALAMEDA, Calif. – Chinese arts and antiquities continued to prove their worth as a hot commodity in Michaan’s estate auction Aug. 3. A runaway sales success was found in lot 179, a set of six hanging scrolls of calligraphy brushwork attributed to Yu Youren, which was estimated to... [Lire la suite]