08 juin 2011

The Rosebery pearl diamond parure @ Christie's London

An historic pearl and diamond tiara. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Designed as a series of six bouton-shaped natural pearls and old-cut diamond clusters, interspersed by diamond florettes to the seven detachable graduated drop-shaped natural pearl and diamond surmounts, the pearls measuring, converts to form a series of six brooches, circa 1878, inner circumference 29.7cm, in fitted case by R&S Garrard & Co., Haymarket, London. Estimate  £1,000,000 - £1,500,000 ($1,635,000 - $2,452,500). Price Realized ... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2011

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

Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring, Harry Winston, Circa 1955. Photo Sotheby's The square emerald-cut emerald weighing 16.93 carats, flanked by tapered baguette diamonds, size 5½, unsigned. With signed box. Estimate 800,000—1,000,000 USD. Lot Sold 1,874,500 USD Accompanied by AGL report no. CS 42210 stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, clarity enhancement: insignificant. Together with a copy of proof of purchase from Harry Winston, dated May 23, 1980. Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring. Photo Sotheby's The... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2011

Ten best results of Christie's. Important Jewels, 20 April 2011, Dubai

An impressive suite of diamond and coloured diamond jewellery. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The front of the necklace designed as a detachable swag composed of five graduated diamond flowerheads, three flowerheads mounted with a brilliant-cut Fancy Intense Yellow diamond of 3.57, 3.11 and 3.00 carats each, surrounded by a diamond cluster centre to the similarly-set diamond petals, alternated by two similarly-set diamond flowerheads, each mounted with a brilliant-cut diamond weighing 2.02 and 2.01 carats to the... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2011

Natural pearl, conch pearl and cultured pearl

 Very fine natural pearl and diamond ring. Photo Sotheby's The ring centring on a natural pearl measuring approximately 13.45 x 13.65mm, surrounded by old European-cut diamonds together weighing approximately 7.00 carats; accompanied by an extra diamond-set ring fitting, pearl detachable; mounted in platinum. (2). Estimate 1,500,000—1,700,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,940,000 HKD Ring size: 5¾ Accompanied by SSEF report numbered 55288, dated 18 January 2010, stating that the pearl is natural saltwater pearl, with no indications of... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2010

Conch pearl jewelry @ Bonhams Hong Kong

A conch pearl, natural pearl and diamond tiara. photo Bonhams Designed as a series of stylised loop ribbon and foliate motifs, set with brilliant and single-cut diamonds, surmounted by four natural pearls of various sizes, set at the centre with a pink conch pearl, mounted in white gold, tiara dimensions 4.5 x 8.4cm. - Sold for HK$81,600 Accompanied by five certificates from a gemmological lab, stating that the saltwater pearls are natural and the conch pearl is a calcareous concreation. Report number US 53111512P, US... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

Freshwater Pearl, Freshwater Pearl, Semi-Baroque Cultured Pearl & Antique Freshwater Pearl

Edwardian Platinum, Natural Pearl and Diamond Pendant. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  Centering one light gray natural pearl approximately 12.72 x 11.30 mm. within a drop-shaped frame set with old European and rose-cut diamonds, circa 1910. With GIA report no. 5121279376 stating that the pearl is natural, saltwater, no indication of treatment. Estimate $15,000-20,000 Pearl: light gray, faint pinkish hue on side and reverse, faint yellowish hue on reverse, flattened on reverse, cleanish, minor tiny bubbles, medium... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2010

Conch Pearl, Natural Pearl & Tahitian Pearl jewelry @ M.S. Rau Antiques

Conch Pearl & Diamond Necklace. This glorious necklace glows with approximately 21.50 carats of diamonds and seven extremely rare and desireable conch pearls ranging in size from 3mm to 34mm. Price: $150,000 Conch pearls are produced by the Queen Conch mollusk primarily found in the warm waters of the Caribbean. Unlike traditional pearls, conch pearls cannot be cultured, thus they are all natural and unique. Because only one in 10,000 conchs produce a pearl, with only 10 percent of those being gem quality, these... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2010

Ten best results from Jewels: The London Sale @ Christie's London

Keith Penton, Head of Jewels Christie’s London comments: “The London sale encompassed a wide variety of jewellery ranging from the mid-9th to the 21st century. Fine quality diamonds, natural pearls and signed jewels were especially sought after, exemplified by the Belle Epoque aquamarine necklace by Koch, which realised five times its pre sale estimate. Following on from the success of last week’s Hong Kong sale Chinese buyers were in the forefront of much of the bidding. The traditional Cartier section was enthusiastically... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2009

Selection of Jade jewelry @ M.S. RAU ANTIQUES

Jade & Diamond Pea Pod Earrings D=1.50cts app 18K WG (60 x 12mm - Price: $70,000 Oval Cabochon Jade Ring J=24.00cts app 17K YG (29 x 22mm) - Price: $52,000 Jade, Diamond & Natural Pearl Necklace D=3.00cts app Platinum (62 x 46mm) - Price: $44,000 Jade & Diamond Drop Earrings D=0.40cts app Platinum (42 x 8mm)  - Price: $40,000 Art Deco Jade, Enamel & Diamond Ring 14K YG (18 x 18mm) - Price: $19,000 M.S. RAU ANTIQUES 630 Royal Street LA 70130 New Orleans - USA.... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2009

Bonhams is the UK's Leading Auction House for Jewellery in 2009

An impressive natural pearl necklace. Designed as a double row of graduating natural pearls, measuring 5.8-12.8mm. in diameter, to a polished bar clasp, length of shortest row 39.0cm. Sold for £311,200 inclusive of Buyer's Premium. Photo courtesy Bonhams Bonhams' London jewellery department has had their most successful year ever. The recent sale, The Art of Jewels: Fine Jewellery and Iconic Gems, proved the enduring attraction of rare and beautiful jewelled items, despite the economic downturn. The sale achieved £2.2 million... [Lire la suite]