This season's sale of Magnificent Jewels is distinguished by both superb color and provenance. Leading the sale are the jewels of Patricia Kluge, a collection that boasts spectacular white and yellow diamonds, suites of rubies and sapphires, and an iconic Cartier panthère jewel.
A great colored stone or diamond is rare on its own and to find a matched line of stones with which to create a blaze of color to encircle the wrist or neck is rarer still. The April sale features both exceptional individual colored gemstones - an historic Burmese ruby once worn by Isabella Stewart Gardner and a fancy intense pinkish orange diamond highlighting the selection - and one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the matched jewel tones of the stones with which they are set. Whether an emerald bracelet made by Tiffany & Co. in the Art Deco period, or a contemporary necklace comprised of 42 dazzling vivid yellow diamonds, the colorful jewels on offer in the Magnificent Jewels sale will captivate collectors seeking the best of the best in quality and design.
Accompanied by GIA report # 2115870010 stating the pearls are natural, saltwater.
Please note the chain has become detached and will be repaired for the purchaser by Sotheby's.
Please note this lot is accompanied by a GIA report stating the primary diamond to be 3.80 carats, F color, VVS2 clarity.
Please note the estimate for this lot is $200,000 - 300,000.
Please note that this bracelet is signed Cartier and numbered 936431 on the side of the clasp.
Potential bidders who intend to export this lot are advised that certain permits are required for export.
Please note that the diamond is mounted in 14 karat yellow gold and platinum and not white gold as stated in the catalogue.
Please note the total carat weight is approximately 56.70 carats.
Please note that there are two primary old European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 6.00 carats, not one old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 5.00 carats as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the necklace is set with pear-shaped, not marquise-shaped, diamonds.
Please note this bracelet was offered as lot 573 from The Collection of Annie-Laurie Aitken at Sotheby's, New York on April 23, 1985 (N05310)
Please note that an interested party may be bidding on this lot.
Please note that the amended designation for this lot is Property from the Estate of T.S. Gardner, Formerly Owned by Isabella Stewart Gardner.