25 février 2014

I.M. Chait's March 23 auction following Asia Week offers important Chinese ceramics, bronzes, artworks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Last year I.M. Chait took a different approach in planning their Asia Week sale. Rather than conducting their popular annual auction in New York amid the frenetic activity of Asia Week, they opted to hold the sale in the comfortable, low-key environs of their Beverly Hills gallery. That way, reasoned company founder Isadore M. Chait, visitors traveling from Asia to New York could stop over in Los Angeles and get a relaxed head start on their buying. Chait’s experimental 2013 California-based sale was a smashing... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2014

Some nephrite, jade, jadeite jewelry in Christie's auctions.

  AN ART DECO NEPHRITE, LAPIS LAZULI AND DIAMOND VANITY CASE. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2007  The rectangular blue enamel case in-set with nephrite and a rectangular raised carved lapis lazuli plaque with collet-set and single-cut diamond accents, the terminals with openwork diamond detail, the diamond pushpiece opening to reveal a fitted mirror, two covered compartments and a lipstick holder, mounted in gold, circa 1930, 3¾ x 1¾ x 1 ins., with maker's mark Estimate $2,000 - $4,000. Price Realized $12,000  ... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2014

Gold, platinum, citrine, ruby, diamond and sapphire clip-brooch

Gold, platinum, citrine, ruby, diamond and sapphire clip-brooch. Photo Sotheby's. The polished gold hand with five drop-shaped cabochon ruby fingernails holding an emerald-cut citrine weighing approximately 100.00 carats, the lace cuff set with round and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately .50 carat, accented by 15 calibré-cut sapphires; circa 1940. Estimation 20,000 — 30,000 USD This brooch is reminiscent of the designs created during the partnership between Paul Flato and Fulco di Verdura. Often taking the form of... [Lire la suite]
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10 novembre 2013

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

Finial of Hat with Ruby Inlay, Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Gilt copper, ruby, and kingfisher feathers. National Palace Museum Collection
08 novembre 2013

Ruby, cultured pearl and diamond necklace

Ruby, cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. Of bib design, composed of floral and foliate motifs embellished with cushion-shaped and circular-cut rubies, accented with circular- and single-cut diamonds, suspending a fringe of pear-shaped rubies, framed with circular- and single-cut diamonds and cultured pearls,length approximately 370mm. Estimate 37,000 — 65,000 CHF  Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels. Geneva | 13 Nov 2013 - www.sothebys.com
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18 octobre 2013

Verdura’s Holiday 2013 Collection. Byzantine Bead Necklace.

Verdura’s Holiday 2013 Collection. Byzantine Bead Necklace. Amethyst, emerald, ruby, diamond and gold.
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18 octobre 2013

Verdura’s Holiday 2013 Collection. Byzantine Bead Necklace

Verdura’s Holiday 2013 Collection. Byzantine Bead Necklace. Apatite, amethyst, ruby, emerald, diamond and gold.
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02 octobre 2013

Very fine gemstone: natural ruby - 5.22 ct. with GIA cert. Vietnam

Very fine gemstone: natural ruby - 5.22 ct. with GIA cert. Vietnam. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions In the 1980s, reports start to emerge that high quality Rubies were being found in the alluvial sediments of northern Vietnam from deposits in the Luc Yen and and Yen Bai areas. These placer deposits were discovered by farmers who found them while working the land. That was the start of a booming gem trade in Vietnam - where this brilliant gemstone originated. It is an UNHEATED natural Ruby with great depth of color that... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2013

LE CHIC PARISIEN. TREASURES from the Jewellery Collection of HÉLÈNE ROCHAS At Christie’s Geneva on 12 November 2013

A Mystery-Set Ruby Magnolia Brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels, 1968. THE PROPERTY OF MADAME HÉLÈNE ROCHAS Estimate: SFr.180,000-240,000/ US$190,000-255,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Geneva - Following the successful auction of the contents of Hélène Rochas‟ famous Parisian apartment last autumn, we are delighted to present Madame Rochas‟ sophisticated jewellery collection which will be offered in Christie‟s Geneva sale of Magnificent Jewels on 12 November. If a name can be a symbol of the Elégance à la française, then... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2013

The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at Museum of London

The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels , London - Courtesy of Museum of London LONDON-  The Museum of London will open a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless cache of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the... [Lire la suite]


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