02 mai 2011

Verdura jewelry @ Sotheby's.. Magnificent Jewels, 14 Apr 11, New York

Two-Color Gold, Diamond and Colored Diamond Ring, Verdura. Photo Sotheby's Of bombé form set in the center with a round diamond of fancy yellow-brown color weighing 10.53 carats, framed by round diamonds of brown, orange and yellow hues weighing approximately 2.80 carats, accented by round near colorless diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, size 5½, signed Verdura. Estimate 75,000—100,000 USD. Lot Sold 98,500 USD Accompanied by GIA report no. 2125860483 stating that the 10.53 carat diamond is Fancy Yellow-Brown,... [Lire la suite]
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29 septembre 2010

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880.

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880. photo courtesy Sotheby's of tall rectangular form, supported on a raised oval foot, and with a cylindrical neck, beautifully embellished on all four sides with steatite, lacquer, malachite, gilding and litharge to depict 'Precious Antiques', including a finely incised table screen and stand, surrounded by a cinnabar lacquer stand displaying three seals, a ruyi scepter, and a baluster vase holding a pine branch, the reverse with a brushpot containing... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s

Yellow gold & ruby 'Moretto' brooch by Nardi. Italy, circa 1950s. photo by Hancocks Intricate 'Moretto' brooch with carved chalcedony head and yellow gold openwork body and headpiece, enhanced with millegrain-set circular-cut rubies Nardi, circa 1950s.  From top of head-piece to bottom of bust 48mm x 38mm x 18mm. Price $6,500 Nardi have always specialised in producing what they call 'Moretto' brooches. These are said to represent the historic emblem of Venice. All these Nardi brooches are unique, their jackets and... [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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12 mai 2010

Boivin jewelry @ Christie's. Jewels: The Geneva Sale. 12 May 2010. Geneva

A diamond 'torsade' bangle, by Boivin. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 The hinged bangle designed as seven graduated pavé-set diamond bombé scrolls, circa 1937, 15.5 cm inner circumference. By Boivin. Est. CHF42,000 - CHF62,000 ($37,902 - $55,951) Price Realized CHF183,000 ($165,146) A diamond camelia brooch, by Boivin. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Designed as a pavé-set diamond open camelia, circa 1926, 6.9 cm wide, with French assay marks for platinum and gold. By Boivin - Estimate CHF32,000 - CHF42,000 ($28,878 -... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2010

Drusy Rings by Marta Sànchez Oms

Azurite Sterling silver ring with natural drusy Azurite. From Isis collection. This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade ring. Stone size: 19 x 15 mm.  $120.00 USD Beryl Sterling silver ring with natural Beryl with inclusions. Inclusions are brown and gold, and the stone is very transparent, you can see through it. This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade ring. Stone size: 30 X 24 mm. $150.00 USD Citrine Silver ring with natural raw citrine crystal. This piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade ring. Stone size: 19... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2009

A pair of chalcedony, diamond and sapphire ear clips, by Jar

A pair of chalcedony, diamond and sapphire ear clips, by Jar Each designed as a blue chalcedony fan, to the openwork circular-cut sapphire and single-cut diamond border and single-cut diamond trim, extending a smaller single-cut diamond openwork fan, mounted in silver and gold. By JAR. Est. $25,000 - $35,000 Christie's. Jewels: The New York Sale. 22 April 2009. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2009
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20 avril 2009

An emerald, chalcedony, diamond and pink sapphire brooch

An emerald, chalcedony, diamond and pink sapphire brooch Centering upon an oval cabochon emerald, weighing approximately 103.28 carats, within a circular-cut pink sapphire surround, to the oval frosted blue chalcedony plaque, inlaid with single-cut diamond trefoils, the outer frame trimmed by circular-cut pink sapphires, extending single-cut diamond trefoil accents, mounted in silver-topped 18k gold, 1999, with French assay marks and maker's marks; Mounted by JAR. Est. $60,000 - $80,000 Note: With report 92017112 dated 2... [Lire la suite]
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