27 mai 2011

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

Diamond rivière, late 19th century. Photo: Sotheby's Designed as a graduated row of thirty eight circular-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, the largest one weighing 10.10 carats, mounted in silver and gold, length approximately 400mm, case. Estimate 300,000—500,000 CHF. Lot Sold 662,500 CHF Property of an European noble family. Diamond ring. Photo: Sotheby's The circular-cut diamond weighing 12.85 carats, size 53½. Estimate 72,000—85,000 CHF. Lot Sold 206,500 CHF Property of a Franch countess. Unmounted diamond. Photo:... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2010

Diamond jewelry @ Sotheby's, Jewels from the Estate of William B. Dietrich Sold to Benefit the William B. Dietrich Foundation

Platinum, 18 Karat Pink Gold and Fancy Pink Diamond Ring The oval fancy pink diamond weighing 3.03 carats, flanked by pear-shaped near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 1.40 carats, size 6. Est. 300,000—400,000 USD. Lot Sold 482,500 USD Accompanied by GIA report no. 5121667711 stating Fancy Pink, Natural Color, VVS1 clarity. Platinum and Diamond Flower Clip-Brooch , Cartier, Paris, Circa 1960. Centering an en tremblant round diamond weighing approximately 2.55 carats, the petals pavé-set with round and... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2010

Cartier jewelry @ Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, New Bond Street, 9 Dec 2010

A rare diamond and pearl bow brooch, by Cartier, circa 1960. photo Bonhams The looped ribbons set throughout with brilliant and baguette-cut diamonds, suspending two large baroque pearl drops, each with a brilliant and single-cut diamond cap, diamonds approximately 14.00 carats total, signed Cartier London, length at longest point 7.2cm., fitted maker's case - Sold for £300,000 Note: Accompanied by an AnchorCert certificate stating that both pearls were found to be natural and of saltwater origin. Certificate number... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

Early 20th century pearl and diamond jewelry @ Bonhams

A pair of early 20th century pearl and diamond pendent earrings. photo courtesy Bonhams Each drop-shaped pearl of light grey or white tint, measuring 9.9-10.0mm., surmounted by a cap of chevron design set with rows of single and rose-cut diamonds, suspended from an articulated line of single and old brilliant-cut diamonds, length 6.2cm. Estimate: £10,000 - 12,000 Accompanied by a certificate from The Gem and Pearl Laboratory stating that the pearls were found to be natural and of saltwater origin. Certificate number 03089,... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

Opal and Diamond jewelry @ Doyle New York

Opal and Diamond Brooch. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  White gold, one oval opal ap. 34.00 cts., 75 diamonds ap. 7.25 cts., ap. 13 dwt. Estimate $4,000-6,000 Pair of Blackened Silver, White Gold, Diamond and Opal Pendant-Earrings. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Estimate $2,500-3,500 Edwardian Platinum, Carved Opal and Diamond Bow Brooch. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Centering one old European-cut diamond approximately .25 ct., flanked by two carved opal ribbons edged by single-cut... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2009

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870

Important Diamond Bow Brooch. French. circa 1870 A Bow Brooch with Tassels. A diamond (approx. 29 cts) bow brooch set in silver and gold with interchangeable pendant fitting. French, 1870 - 1890. Price contact dealer Note: The diamond bow brooch is comparable to the brooch from the French Crown Jewels recently purchased by the Louvre, shown below, and originally made for the wife of Napoleon III, the Empress Eugénie. It is known that variations and alterations to pieces in the Crown Jewels were often made so that pieces could... [Lire la suite]
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