26 mai 2011

Exceptionnel saphir du Cachemire de taille coussin de 6,90 cts.

 Exceptionnel saphir du Cachemire de taille coussin de 6,90 cts. Photo ADJUG'ART CCIP du Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie n° 194286 du 08/04/2011 attestant : caractéristique des saphirs des gisements du Cachemire, pas de modification thermique constatée. Était monté en broche or et argent pavée de diamants. Estimation : 30 000/35 000€   Monture à transformation en or et argent pavée de plus de 2,5 cts de diamants de taille ancienne. Photo ADJUG'ART Long. 3,5 cm. Pds. brut. 8 g. Estimation de la monture: 600/700 € ... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: Fancy Diamonds and Exquisite Gemstones – Fine Jewellery and Jadeite Auction

A rare natural conch pearl and diamond necklace. Photo: Bonhams Major shifts and changes took place in the jewellery industry worldwide at the beginning of the year, with high prices and a limited supply of fine jewellery deeply impacting the industry. The prices of large Fancy Vivid Blue and Fancy Vivid Pink diamonds that are popular amongst Asian and European buyers have strengthened significantly over the past few years. Among other exquisite gems, exceptional pieces of fine old jadeite, rare conch and natural pearls are... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2011

Christie's Geneva Sets New World Record Prices For a Heart-Shaped Diamond, For any Sapphire and for any Indian Jewel Sold at Auc

Christie's sale of magnificent jewels in Geneva achieved a total of more than $78M, the highest result for any jewellery auction ever held by the auction house in Switzerland. The top lot was a 56 ct heart-shaped diamond, which sold for more than $10M becoming the most expensive heart-shaped diamond ever sold at auction. François Curiel, President of Christie's Switzerland: “The jewellery sale in Geneva was marked by strong bidding with moments of passionate enthusiasm, exemplified by an antique Imperial Mughal spinel necklace... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2011

Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Cartier, Gübelin & Michele della Valle"s coral jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva

Coral, emerald and diamond necklace/bracelet combination, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1970s. Photo Sotheby's The triple strand necklace composed of coral beads, with foliate connections accented with brilliant-cut diamonds, to a central lion's head motif set with pear-shaped emerald eyes and brilliant-cut diamonds, supporting a coral tassel, mounted in yellow gold, length approximately 400mm, detaches to form a shorter necklace and bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, pochette. Estimate 28,000—48,000 CHF. Lot Sold... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2011

Yellow diamonds @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 11, Geneva

Fancy Intense Yellow diamond and sapphire ring. Photo Sotheby's The fancy intense yellow circular-cut diamond weighing 8.94 carats accented with a single row of calibré-cut sapphires, mounted in yellow gold, size 53. Estimate 110,000—150,000 CHF. Lot Sold 398,500 CHF Accompanied by GIA report no. 2135130942 stating that the diamond is Fancy Intense Yellow, Natural Colour, SI1 Clarity. Attractive Pair of fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a cluster of... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2011

Un record du monde pour une tiare vendue aux enchères @ Sotheby's Geneva

A magnificent and extremely rare emerald and diamond tiara, circa 1900 sold for CHF 11,282,500 / $12,736,927 (Est. CHF 4.6-9.2 million/$5-10 million). Photo: Sotheby's Sotheby’s Genève – Ce soir, Sotheby’s Genève a vendu la plus importante tiare en émeraudes et diamants mise sur le marché depuis plus de 30 ans pour la somme de CHF 11.282.500 ($12.736.927), le prix le plus haut jamais atteint pour une tiare vendue aux enchères. Six acheteurs potentiels se sont disputés cette magnifique tiare en émeraudes et en diamants, faisant... [Lire la suite]
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17 mai 2011

Coloured diamonds @ Heritage Auctions, 2 may 2011

  Colored Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Ring, Linz. Photo Heritage Auctions The ring features a pear-shaped yellow diamond weighing approximately 1.05 carats, enhanced by a pear-shaped brown diamond weighing approximately 1.00 carat, further enhanced by two marquise-shaped diamonds, one pink and one blue, each weighing approximately 0.60 carat, accented by tapered baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 6.40 carats, complimented by baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.90 carat, set in... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2011

Seven watches, 18th & 19th century for the Chinese market

Bovet, Fleurier. A rare gold and enamel open faced centre seconds duplex watch made for the Chinese market . Circa 1835, no 523. Photo Sotheby's   • duplex movement with engraved and damascened with blued steel and gilt foliate decoration, Chinese calibre with mirror polished wheel train and bridges, standing barrel, three-arm balance with wedge shaped blued steel weights, flat balance spring and index regulator, signed Bovet, Fleurier • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer track minutes/seconds divisions,... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2011

Four watches made for the Indian market, from 1890 to 1920 @ Sotheby's Geneva, 15 may 2011

A rare gold, enamel, hunting cased minute repeating watch with noble portrait, made for the Indian market, circa 1920. Photo Sotheby's   • gilt lever movement, cut bi-metallic balance, jewelled to the centre, two hammers striking on a gong for the repeating mechanism, gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, outer track for the minute indication, subsidiary seconds • the front cover with enamel plaque representing His Highness the Maharaja of Patiala, border surrounded by engraved floral arabesques, the band... [Lire la suite]
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16 mai 2011

Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery's parure on Sale at Christie's in London

A tiara, broach and bracelet that belonged to a 19th century woman Hannah Primrose. AP Photo/Christie's LONDON (AP).- Still can't get enough of Britain's aristocratic headgear? Following hot on the heels of the royal wedding hatwalk, the crowning jewels of the country's once wealthiest woman are being offered for sale — a Victorian pearl-and-diamond tiara, bracelet, and brooch which auction house Christie's hopes will fetch as much as 1.9 million pounds ($3.1 million). The opulent jewels once belonged to Hannah Primrose, a socially... [Lire la suite]
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