11 avril 2011

Natural pearl, conch pearl and cultured pearl

 Very fine natural pearl and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The ring centring on a natural pearl measuring approximately 13.45 x 13.65mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 7.00 carats; accompanied by an extra diamond-set ring fitting, pearl detachable; mounted in platinum. (2). Estimate 1,500,000—1,700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,940,000 HKD Ring size: 5¾ Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 55288, dated 18 January 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

Christie's to Offer a Beautiful Rectangular-Cut Diamond Ring Owned by Gloria Swanson

  This ring belonged to Gloria Swanson. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011. PARIS.- Christie’s Jewels Department will offer a beautiful rectangular-cut diamond ring weighing 5.1 carats (estimate: €70,000-100,000) in Paris on May 23rd. This ring belonged to Gloria Swanson, the American actress, who was a superstar of the silent movies and critically acclaimed for her role in the Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard (1950). By the mid-1920s Swanson was the highest paid actress in Hollywood. It was reported that she made and spent... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2011

Second Highest Total for a Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Sale @ Sotheby’s Hong Kong

25.50-Carat Brilliant-Cut Unmounted DColour Flawless Diamond. Photo Sotheby's QUEK Chin Yeow, Deputy Chairman and Head of Jewellery Department, Sotheby’s Asia. said, “Today’s offering of jewels and jadeite at Sothebys Hong Kong achieved the Second Highest Jewellery Sale Total Ever For The Company In Asia with interest weII spread throughout the sale. Asian private collectors dominated the sale of superlative jewels and gemstones of the most coveted quality. High colour white diamonds continue as in past seasons to seil well,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2011

Two jadeite pendants. Late Qing dynasty.

  Two jadeite pendants. Late Qing dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of attractive emerald-green color, one pierced and carved in relief on one side with a phoenix perched on rockwork beside a cluster of bamboo, the reverse depicting a recumbent qilin; the second pierced and carved on both sides with chilong clambering around a bi disc (2); lengths 2 3/8 in., 6 cm and 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 56,250 USD Property from the descendants of Robert E. and Katharine Chew Tod Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

Grand pendentif orné d'un motif en forme de fruit de la longévité en corail sculpté

Grand pendentif orné d'un motif en forme de fruit de la longévité (?) en corail sculpté.  Photo Pierre Bergé & associés Il est retenu par une bélière ronde à décor d'idéogramme chinois sur fond d'onyx et rehaussé de diamants brillantés. Cordon noir à coulant et fermoir en or gris et diamants. Collier composé de boules de corail, perles et cabochon d'émeraude.  Photo Pierre Bergé & associés Pierre Bergé & associés. Mercredi 30 mars à 14h00. Drouot Richelieu - Salle 3 - Paris. EMail :... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

A Rolex oversized steel split second chronograph wristwatch & a Longines oversized silver hour angle aviators wristwatc

GENEVA.- A Christies employee displays a Rolex, an extremely rare oversized steel split second chronograph wristwatch during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday, 01 April 2011. The Rolex is estimated to fetch from 600.000 to 1.000.000 Swiss Francs (461.000 to 770.000 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 16 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUN. GENEVA.- A silver openface keyless lever chronograph watch (L) and an oversized silver hour angle aviators wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds are pictured during... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

Aan unmounted heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa diamond

GENEVA.- A Christies employee presents an unmounted heart-shaped diamond, D colour, internally flawless, type IIa diamond, weighing 56.15 carats, polished and symmetrical, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The gemstone is estimated to fetch between 9.000.000 and 12.000.000 Swiss Francs (6.920.000 and 9.230.000 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUN. GENEVA.- A Christies member of staff displays an unmounted heart-shaped D colour, Internally Flawless, Type IIa... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace @ Christie's Geneva

GENEVA.- An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace with eleven polished baroque spinels for a total weight of 1.136,63 carats, during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. Three of the spinels are engraved with the name of its owner, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1569-1627), successor of Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great Akba Shah Jahangir Shah. The necklace is estimated to fetch between 1.500.000 and 2.500.000 Swiss Francs (1.150.000 and 1.920.000 Euro) at the Christies jewels sale on 18 May 2011 in Geneva. EPA/CHRISTIAN... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

Two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920) @ Christie's

GENEVA.- A Christies employee displays two unmounted rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case, formerly the property of French Empress Eugenie (1826 - 1920), are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The two rectangular-cut emeralds, weighing 17.97 and 15.99 carats, with diamond set ring and pendant fitting by Meister in fitted case are presented during a press preview in Geneva, Switzerland, 01 April 2011. The... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2011

The Imperial Cushions: Golconda Diamonds to Be Offered @ Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale

Imperial Cushions are a glittering survival of the past and remains one the most outstanding jewels to ever appear on the market today. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2011 HONG KONG.- A pair of spectacular ear-pendants featuring the world’s rarest diamonds from the legendary Golconda mines will be offered at Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale, which will be held on Tuesday, 31 May, 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Imperial Cushions, a pair of 23.49 carats and 23.11 carats D Potentially Flawless... [Lire la suite]
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