E nd the auction season on a high note with our fabulous sale of Fine Jewels. This December edition includes iconic designs by Cartier, David Webb, Bulgari, and Van Cleef & Arpels, alluring diamond pieces by Graff and Tiffany & Co. and covetable contemporary jewels by de Grisogono, Tony Duquette and Michele della Valle. A wide array of eye-catching and important colored stones and colored and white diamonds are also on offer and will be sure to impress wearers and observers alike. Happy shopping!
This holiday season, find the perfect gift for that someone special. Whether it be stunning diamonds, vibrant colored stones, or head-turning signed jewelry by renowned contemporary designers such as de Grisogono, Michele Della Valle, and Graff or legendary houses like Raymond Yard, Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Buccellati, we’ve got you covered. In a variety of styles and price points as low as $600, the possibilities are endless and oh-so-fabulous.
Over the top. More is more. Exotic excess. These are phrases which accurately describe the lavish, fantastic world of American artist and designer Tony Duquette, whose extraordinary oeuvre encompassed theatrical costume, sets for the stage and screen, interiors, and of course, jewelry.
Not simply a designer, Tony Duquette was a dreamer more interested in beauty than luxury, a vision reflected by his audacious and unorthodox combining of periods, materials and colors. In his West Hollywood studio Duquette famously juxtaposed 18th Century French antiques with gilded trees and a ceiling covered with plastic serving trays. The Tony Duquette Studios opened in 1956 and became the legendary venue in which the artist feted entertainment and social luminaries.
Duquette’s jewelry is distinguished by his bold use of color and volume. Collier-style necklaces designed as mosaics of richly colored stones like lot 301, made of rich blue sapphire beads accented with diamonds, make a bold statement. His pieces require (or inspire) confidence and style in the wearer. Hutton Wilkson, who was Tony Duquette’s business partner and design collaborator for thirty years, sums up Duquette’s philosophy: “If it’s not fabulous, it’s meaningless.”
Surprise that wonderful man in your life with incredible pieces to start or build their collection. Searching for sophisticated or whimsical cufflinks? Look no further. How about an uber chic limited-edition Cartier Pen for the man who has everything? Seeking bold rings that make a statement? Check out lots 450 and 489. For those evening Zoom parties, show off your sophisticated stick pin or brooch on your lapel, such as lots 443 and 460.
Bold gold jewels. Classically beautiful diamond studs. Head-turning cocktail rings. Eye-catching statement necklaces. Luxurious cultured pearl necklaces. Looking for a piece to start building your jewelry collection? How about that jewel you’ve been eyeing all year? End 2020 on a high note with some gorgeous jewels.