08 août 2014

A selection of Animal Carvings by Gerd Dreher at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, September 16, 2014

A Fine Opal Carving, "The Pig," Gerd Dreher, Idar-Oberstein, Germany, 11.70 x 7.75 x 4.70 cm. Estimate $ 20,000-30,000. carved from an impressively large Brazilian opal nodule of even and richly saturated reddish orange color, the reclining pig is realistically depicted on a patch of rough ground, the skin intricately textured to suggest fine hair, the snout and ears fashioned to reveal the highly translucent and almost transparent gem quality of the opal, the eyes inset with hand painted details. Hand... [Lire la suite]

18 juin 2014

Beautiful Rings from Steven Fox Jewelry

Exceptional Oval Cushion Cut Diamond 8.70ct Engagement Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. 7.72 ct Ascher Cut Diamond 1930's ring by Tiffany © Steven Fox Jewelry. 14.36 ct Asscher cut diamond ring, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1939 © Steven Fox Jewelry. Rare Handmade Yellow Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Important Art Deco Colombian Cushion Cut Natural Emerald Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry. Art Deco Hexagon Amethyst Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry Aquamarine, Diamond and Platinum Ring © Steven Fox Jewelry ... [Lire la suite]
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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