23 septembre 2010

Indian jewelry @ Doyle New York

Pair of Indian High Karat Gold, Ruby, Diamond and Enamel Pendant-Earrings. Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York  The flower tops centering 2 round faceted rubies approximately 7.75 cts., encircled by 20 modified pear-shaped and circular table-cut diamonds, suspending a tapered line of 30 modified pear-shaped table-cut diamonds, altogether approximately 10.65 cts., closed backs, the reverse applied with pink, white and green enamel, approximately 28.5 dwt. Estimate $8,000-12,000 Indian Gold, Jaipur Enamel and Diamond... [Lire la suite]
07 septembre 2010

David Webb Tiger Ring & Tiger Dress Set

Gold, Enamel, Emerald, Ruby and Diamond Tiger Ring, David Webb . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., the tiger's head accented by 2 cabochon ruby eyes and black enamel whiskers, its head topped by one cushion-shaped emerald framed by 8 old-mine cut diamonds, its tail wrapped around its body, with black enamel stripes, signed Webb, enamel loss, approximately 18 dwt. Size 5 1/2. Estimate $4,500-5,500 Gold and Enamel Tiger Dress Set, David Webb . Photo: Courtesy Doyle New York 18 kt., including a pair of cufflinks... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2010

Iconic ear pendants by JAR to highlight Christie’s October jewels sale in New York

The Property of an Art Connoisseur A Pair of Imperial Topaz, Ruby and Diamond Ear Pendants, by JAR Estimate: $300,000-500,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 New York – Christie’s is delighted to announce a special highlight of its October 20 Jewels sale in New York: an iconic pair of ear pendants by Joel Rosenthal, the celebrated contemporary designer who goes by the simple moniker of JAR.  The earrings, estimated at $300,000-500,000, were cut and designed for the award-winning actress Ellen Barkin and featured in her... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2010

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s

Highly Collectible Nardi Blackamoor. Italy, ca. 1950s. photo by 1stdibs 18k Gold, Jet ruby, Emerald, Ebony and Diamonds, height: 5.08 cm (2 in.) width/length: 3.17 cm (1.3 in.). Price $8,500 Guilio Nardi, founder of the renowned Venetian jewelry house of the same name, first started to design blackamoors in the early 1920s. Since then these brooches, depicting a Moor’s head and shoulders, have become the house’s trademark. With an emerald in his gold and diamond turban and a ruby necklace embellishing his gold... [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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20 juin 2010

Rubellite jewelry @ Bonhams. Fine Jewellery and Jadeite and Modern Wristwatches, Hong Kong

A rubellite, sapphire, ruby and diamond pendant/brooch. photo Bonhams Designed as an orchid, the petals pavé-set with rose-cut diamonds, the briolette-cut sapphires cascading off the centre, suspending a rubellite cabochon connected to a brilliant-cut diamond foliate cap, accompanied by a black cord necklace, with a rose and brilliant-cut diamond bail in floral motif design, by a row of ruby cabochons, mounted in 18k white gold, rubellite approximately 69.10 carats, sapphires approximately 12.50 carats total, diamonds... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2010

Bulgari, Buccellati, South Sea cultured pearl & Trianon

A ruby, diamond and cultured pearl necklace, Bulgari. the collar centering an oval cabochon ruby and central row of cultured pearls, completed by borders of pavé-set round brilliant-cut diamonds; signed Bvlgari, no. 9205; ruby weighing approximately: 21.50 carats; estimated total diamond weight: 23.50 carats; mounted in eighteen karat gold; length: 13 1/5in. Sold for $67,100 Note: Cf. Triossi, Amanda. Between Eternity and History Bvlgari, Skira Editore, 2009, page 221. The lot should be dated circa 1988. A cultured... [Lire la suite]
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15 juin 2010

George III, Belle époque & early 20th century Butterfly brooches

A Belle époque diamond and enamel brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly with polychrome enamel wings within rose-cut diamond borders to the openwork body mounted with single-cut diamonds, ruby eyes and diamond collet detail to the antennae, circa 1910, 6.1 cm wide, with French assay marks for gold - Estimate £8,000 - £10,000 Price Realized £27,500 ($39,738) A George III diamond brooch. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Modelled as a butterfly, the old-cut diamond body and head with rose-cut... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2010

A ruby, diamond and gold bracelet & a diamond and emerald brooch, by Buccellati

A ruby, diamond and gold bracelet, by Buccellati. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Designed as a textured 18k gold hinged cuff, set with three bezel-set oval-cut rubies, each within a circular-cut diamond openwork foliate surround, mounted in 18k yellow and white gold, 2¼ ins. diameter, in a Mario Buccellati navy blue leather case. Signed M. Buccellati for Mario Buccellati, Italy - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 With a copy of a letter from Luca Buccellati stating that this bracelet is an original Mario Buccellati jewel ... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2010

Grand succès pour la vente de Haute Joaillerie chez Sotheby’s

Genève, 11 mai 2010, la vente organisée chez Sotheby’s à Genève a remporté un grand succès totalisant 59.995.700 CHF (42.411.883 €) contre une estimation de 35.9 à 51.1M CHF (25.2/35.9M€) soit 87.9% des lots vendus, 96.6% en valeur, et 74% des lots qui ont dépassé leur estimation haute. Les enchérisseurs sont venus très nombreux, du monde entier, se disputer les pièces exceptionnelles que proposait Sotheby’s : pierres de couleur spectaculaires, diamants exceptionnels, pièces désirables aux signatures prestigieuses et de provenance... [Lire la suite]