Our 23 September auction of Imporant Jewels totaled an impressive 16,081,065 USD. A Pair of Diamond Pendant-Earrings sold above estimate for 1,505,000 USD. Also performing strongly was a Platinum and Diamond Ring selling for 965,000 USD.
From a ‘Oiseau de Paradis’ brooch by Schlumberger boasting fantastical colored stone plumage to an Art Deco inspired pair of David Webb diamond earrings framed by swirling enamelwork, the Important Jewels sale this September deftly guides collectors from day to night. Modern classics are mixed among exquisite period jewels including a rare Belle Époque garland design bracelet by Cartier. The sale also offers a superb array of top quality colored gemstones and diamonds, many of which are set in signed mountings. Highlights include a 9.13 carat D color, Internally Flawless marquise-shaped diamond and a beautiful Colombian emerald presented in a vintage J.E. Caldwell setting.
Exhibition in New York
Fri, 19 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Sat, 20 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM EDT
Sun, 21 Sep 14 | 10:00 PM - 05:00 PM EDT
Mon, 22 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM EDT
Tue, 23 Sep 14 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (session two only)
Please note the mounting is composed of white gold and platinum and the surmount is applied with black enamel, not onyx, as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the ring is accompanied by AGL report no. CS 83131 stating that the ruby is of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.
Please note the consignor has agreed for any sale to be contingent on a confirmation from the American Gemological Laboratories that the stone is of Kashmir origin.
Please note these rings are a size 7, not 6¾ as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the diamond is mounted as a pendant, not a ring, and is suspended from a delicate 16-inch cable link chain. The platinum setting is designed as three tiered rings set with small round diamonds weighing approximately 1.40 carats.
Please note the earrings are composed of green quartz, not green quartz and peridot as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the brooch is rhodium plated silver-topped gold, not platinum as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note, the cameo is signed A.G. Girardet, not G.A. Girardet, so we cannot guarantee the authorship of this piece.
Please note that we believe this necklace to be circa 1880, not circa 1820 as stated in the catalogue.
Please note that the mounting is platinum and 18-karat gold, not platinum and 14-karat gold as stated in the printed catalogue.
Please note that the GIA report is accompanied by the original working diagram stating that the diamond may be potentially internally flawless.
Please note the diamond is set in a size 6 1/2 platinum ring mounting; the shoulders are set 2 bullet-cut diamonds together weighing approximately .85 carat.