09 mai 2011

JAR jewelry @ Sotheby's Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels, 17 May 2011

Spectucular pair of gem-set and diamond ear clips, JAR. Photo Sotheby's Each designed as a stylised articulated feather, set with circular-cut gemstones such as sapphires, garnets, tourmalines and spinels of various sizes and colours, accented with single-cut diamonds, mounted in gold and silver, signed JAR's Paris, French assay and maker's marks, case. Estimate 95,000 - 185,000 CHF LITERATURE: Cf: JAR Paris, London, 2002 for several examples of jewels of naturalistic inspiration using faceted gemstones in graduated colours. ... [Lire la suite]
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18 décembre 2010

Carlo & Arthur Giuliano, 1896-1914 & Carlo Giuliano, circa 1880Carlo Giuliano, circa 1880 jewelry @ Sotheby's London

Garnet, enamel and pearl pendant, Carlo & Arthur Giuliano, 1896-1914.  photo Sotheby's Set with circular-cut garnets within a foliate open work frame, decorated with black and white enamel, suspending a garnet and pearl articulated drop, maker's mark, C&AG, fitted case C&A Giuliano, 115 Piccadilly London.. Est. 5,000—7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP Zircon, pearl, enamel and diamond brooch/ hair ornament, Carlo Giuliano, circa 1880.  photo Sotheby's Of open work design, set with cushion-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2010

18th & 19th century jewelry @ Bonhams

A late 19th century diamond necklace, circa 1870. photo Bonhams Designed as a single line of old brilliant-cut diamonds suspending a fringe of graduated old brilliant-cut diamond drops to pinched collet settings, mounted in silver and gold, diamonds approximately 20.30 carats total, length 38.4cm..Sold for £26,400 A Georgian diamond star brooch, circa 1800. photo Bonhams Of double starburst formation, the central star mounted en tremblant and set centrally with a cushion-shaped diamond within a surround of old... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2010

Ancient Roman Jewelry @ Christie's New Yok

Three Roman gold-mounted sardonyx cameos. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. and 3rd century  A.D.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 All once serving as the central element of an elaborate necklace of the 3rd century, each cameo mounted in an oval bezel with a pierced-work palmette frame, joined to each other by hooks and loops, an additional hook above the central element, centered by a large stone, carved in three layers, brown on white on dark brown, with a portrait bust of the young Emperor Nero, circa 54-59 A.D., in... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Verdura Jewelry @ Doyles, New York

Gold and Diamond Leaf Clip-Brooch, Verdura. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York The large leaf with graceful curving branches tipped with vari-shaped plaques set with 104 round diamonds approximately 3.50 cts., signed Verdura, approximately 21.5 dwt. Estimate $8,000-12,000 Gold, Garnet and Peridot Ring, Verdura. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York One cushion-shaped garnet ap. 11.0 x 8.8 mm., 2 cushion-shaped peridot, signed Verdura, ap. 5 dwt. Size 5. Estimate $1,500-2,000 Gold and Green Chrysoprase Bead Necklace,... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2010

An emerald intaglio ring, Goudgnavi & A garnet intaglio ring

An emerald intaglio ring, Goudgnavi. photo Bonhams carved emerald intaglio depicting a lion with a claw hand motif shank; signed Goudgnavi; mounted in eighteen karat gold; size: 10 1/2 - Sold for $2,745 A garnet intaglio ring. photo Bonhams featuring a carved garnet intaglio depicting the profile of a male bust; mounted in fourteen karat gold; size: 7 - Sold for $2,440 Bonhams. Salon Jewelry, 16 Jun 2010. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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13 juin 2010

A multi-gem necklace, including the Tsar Alexander III amethyst, by Prince Dimitri.

A diamond, peridot, tourmaline, garnet, heliodor, aquamarine, cultured pearl and multi-gem necklace, including the Tsar Alexander III amethyst, by Prince Dimitri. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The front suspending the cushion-cut Tsar Alexander III amethyst, weighing approximately 42.44 carats, within a circular-cut diamond surround, set at the four corners and cardinal points with old European-cut diamonds and cabochon moonstones, from a sculpted 22k gold Knot of Savoy link, to the graduated series of oval-cut peridot,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

A garnet, chrysoberyl and enamel Holbeinesque pendant, circa 1870

A garnet, chrysoberyl and enamel Holbeinesque pendant, circa 1870 Set to the centre with a cabochon garnet, within an opaque champlevé enamel border in shades of blue, green, red, black and white and six square-cut chrysoberyls, terminating in a lozenge-shaped chrysoberyl drop, mounted in gold, the reverse with glazed compartment and engraved foliate motifs, length 7.7cm, fitted leather case by W & E Mimpriss, 32 Davies Street, Berkeley Square. Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 Bonhams. Fine Jewellery, 29 Apr 2009. New Bond... [Lire la suite]
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