The centrepiece of Sotheby’s November auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva - a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond ring by Cartier – has been unveiled in London. Weighing 8.01 carats, the mesmerising stone has been named ‘The Sky Blue Diamond’, emphasising its highly sought-after hue. It will be offered on 16 November with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000,000–25,000,000.
In the latest edition of Frank’s Files, Frank Everett shares some of his favorite pieces from Sotheby’s upcoming sale of Important Jewels in New York. From Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels to David Webb and beyond, the September 22nd sale of Important Jewels in New York is headlined by a stunning array of signed jewels from a variety of celebrated makers.
NEW YORK – With an appreciation for all things beautiful, unique and embellished, Nanette Lepore understands the details that can make a piece truly special – whether it's one of her vibrant, feminine dresses or a vintage necklace. The designer is also devoted to fine craftsmanship, manufacturing all of her clothing within five blocks of her New York City studio. Ahead of Sotheby's 22 September Important Jewels auction, we spoke with Lepore about the importance of quality, how she likes to wear jewellery and the pieces she loves in the sale. NANETTE LEPORE. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANETTE LEPORE.
"Everything is symbolic," Miuccia Prada said of her Autumn/Winter 2016 runway show, and just as her designs were scattered with references, the same can be said for many of the pieces featured in the upcoming Fine Jewels sale. While the latest ready-to-wear creations are seen as a display of the 'modern' they are in fact often the result of a multitude of inspiration and ideas from the past. Ahead of this weekend's series of jewellery talks that Harper's Bazaar is hosting at Sotheby's in London as part of Luxury Week - GET TICKETS - Harper’s Bazaar fashion aficionado Florrie Thomas draws some timely comparisons between a selection of pieces from the sale and some of the notable trends from the Autumn/Winter collections. Click ahead to see more. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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