18 juin 2010

A colored diamond and diamond foliate eternity band

A colored diamond and diamond foliate eternity band. photo Bonhams estimated total diamond weight: 3.90 carats; mounted in eighteen karat bicolor gold; size: 5 3/4 shy (colored diamonds not tested for origin of color) Sold for $2,440 Bonhams. Salon Jewelry, 16 Jun 2010. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2010

A pair of sandalwood and eighteen karat gold earclips, Verdura

A pair of sandalwood and eighteen karat gold earclips, Verdura. photo Bonhams each signed Verdura with maker's mark; diameter: 1 1/16in. Sold for $4,575 Bonhams. Salon Jewelry, 16 Jun 2010. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2010

Art Deco jade jewelry @ different US antiques dealers

Jadeite Earrings. France. Circa 1925 platinum, enamel, black onyx & diamond jade drop earrings. Price $21,500 Frank Pollak and Sons. 608 5th Ave. suite 903 New York, NY, 10020. Phone: 1-800-342-3878 - E-Mail: frank@diadust.com Art Déco jadeite & diamond ear pendants. England, 1920's Platinum earpendants set with approx. 1.00 carat of diamonds suspending 2-1/4"carved, "grade A "jadeite plaques with no indications of enhancement. (SSEF report #43848, dated 11/16/2004). Carving is of a... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

Tiffany & Co jewelry @ Christie's, New York Jewels, 15 June 2010, New York

A diamond necklace, by Tiffany & Co. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond scrolled band, enhanced by baguette-cut diamond detail, mounted in platinum, 15 ins., with French assay mark and maker's mark Signed Tiffany & Co., France, no. 14772928. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000 Price Realized $176,500 A diamond bracelet, by Tiffany & Co. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond scrolled band, enhanced by baguette-cut diamond detail,... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2010

Bulgari, Buccellati, South Sea cultured pearl & Trianon

A ruby, diamond and cultured pearl necklace, Bulgari. the collar centering an oval cabochon ruby and central row of cultured pearls, completed by borders of pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamonds; signed Bvlgari, no. 9205; ruby weighing approximately: 21.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 23.50 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 13 1/5in. Sold for $67,100 Note: Cf. Triossi, Amanda. Between Eternity and History Bvlgari, Skira Editore, 2009, page 221. The lot should be dated circa 1988. A cultured... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2010

George III, Belle époque & early 20th century Butterfly brooches

A Belle époque diamond and enamel brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly with polychrome enamel wings within rose-cut diamond borders to the openwork body mounted with single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and diamond collet detail to the antennae, circa 1910, 6.1 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold - Estimate £8,000 - £10,000 Price Realized £27,500 ($39,738) A George III diamond brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly, the old-cut diamond body and head with rose-cut... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2010

An art deco nephrite, chalcedony and enamel desk clock, by Ostertag

An art deco nephrite, chalcedony and enamel desk clock, by Ostertag. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The black lacquer square case flanked on either side by a carved green nephrite parrot, to the two-tiered beige chalcedony and green nephrite pushpiece, the clock with gilt-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the square red enamel dial of Chinese-inspired motif, enhanced by green, blue, pink, yellow and white flowers, with white Arabic numerals and hands, to the beige chalcedony, green nephrite and black lacquer stepped base,... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2010

Importants bijoux et horlogerie de collection d’Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan à Monte Carlo les 20 et 21 juillet

Chaumet. Collier « Echarpe » en or gris serti de 1782 diamants de couleur E/F pesant ensemble 178,08 carats. Pièce unique. Estimation : 120 000-140 000 €. photo ArtcurialLa cinquième vente de prestige Importants bijoux et horlogerie de collection d’Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan se déroulera à Monte Carlo les 20 et 21 juillet dans les salons de l’Hôtel Hermitage. Evénement marquant de la saison estivale monégasque, rendez-vous incontournable des collectionneurs et amateurs internationaux, cette vente de prestige, initiée... [Lire la suite]
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14 juin 2010

Diamond jewelry @ Christie's, New York Jewels, 15 June 2010, New York

An exquisite diamond ring. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Set with a cushion-cut diamond, weighing approximately 27.03 carats, mounted in platinum - Estimate $2,500,000 - $3,000,000 With report 5121072749 dated 3 May 2010 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity, with excellent polish and excellent symmetryAccompanied by a supplemental letter stating that the diamond has been determined to be a Type IIa diamond. Type IIa diamonds are the most chemically pure type of... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2010

Emerald jewelry @ Christie's, New York Jewels, 15 June 2010, New York

An emerald and diamond necklace. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as a graduated series of cushion-cut emeralds, each within a circular-cut diamond surround, spaced by collet-set diamonds, to the circular-cut diamond clasp, mounted in platinum, 17 ins. Estimate $180,000 - $250,000 An emerald and diamond ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Set with a cut-cornered rectangular-cut emerald, weighing approximately 6.83 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, to the... [Lire la suite]