Best of Birthstones: Falling for Citrine

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Emulating the season’s changing leaves, the hues of November’s birthstone citrine range from burnt sienna to golden amber. To unearth your perfect autumn accessory, click ahead to view some of Sotheby’s most radiant citrine pieces, many of which hail from the esteemed Marjorie S. Fisher Collection, in our upcoming sales. –Stephanie Sporn

Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels
16 November | Geneva

Magnificent Jewels
8 December | New York

Fine Jewels
9 December | New York

Fine Jewels
13 December | London

Best of Birthstones: Falling for Citrine

  • Gem set and diamond necklace, ‘Jasmin’, Jean Schlumberger, 1973. Estimate CHF98,000–198,000 ($101,041–204,144). To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on 16 November.
    From a distinguished European family, this necklace is composed of coloured gemstones, highlighted with jasmine flower and bud motifs. This necklace serves as a testimony to the taste and style of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a tribute to Schlumberger's craftsmanship and ingenuity. 

  • Gold, platinum and gem-set brooch. Estimate $20,000–30,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    Set en tremblant, this butterfly’s torso centres a marquise-shaped citrine, while its antennae feature two pear-shaped emeralds, and its eyes are comprised of two cabochon rubies.  

  • Pair of Platinum, gold, citrine and diamond clip-brooches, Austria. Estimate $10,000–15,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    From the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, these circa 1935 shield design brooches are set with round diamonds, accented by variously-cut citrines. 

  • 18 karat gold, platinum, citrine, peridot, sapphire and diamond ‘Pansy’ brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers. Estimate $6,000–8,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 9 December.
    Designed as a pansy, this brooch’s petals are composed of fancy-shaped citrines and peridots, set with round diamonds and accented by round sapphires. It is also from the Marjorie S. Fisher Collection. 

  • Peridot, citrine, tourmaline and diamond bracelet, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Estimate CHF15,000–20,000 ($15,465–20,621). To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on 16 November.
    With hues of autumn and spring, this bracelet , set with marquise-shaped citrines, peridots, tourmalines and brilliant-cut diamonds, should be worn year-round. 

  • Gold, platinum, citrine, sapphire, diamond and ruby clip-brooch. Estimate $20,000–30,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    The polished gold hand of this circa 1940 playful brooch from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher features five drop-shaped cabochon ruby fingernails and an emerald-cut citrine weighing approximately 100.00 carats. 

  • Diamond, emerald, citrine and pearl necklace. Estimate $30,000–50,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 9 December.
    This five-strand necklace , composed of natural and cultured pearls in various hues, is accented by baguette and round diamonds, as well as calibré-cut emeralds and citrines. 

  • Gem set and diamond brooch, Cartier, 1930s. Estimate £22,000–32,000 ($26,800–39,000). To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in London on 13 December.
    Of giardinetto design, this Cartier brooch is set with carved emeralds, heart-shaped and square citrines, circular-cut and oval sapphires and circular-cut diamonds. 

  • 18 karat gold and citrine ring, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Estimate $15,000–20,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 9 December.
    From 1910–1915, this striking cushion-cut citrine ring features an openwork mounting decorated with scrollwork flourishes. 

  • Pair of 18 karat gold, citrine and diamond pendant-earclips, René Boivin, France. Estimate $8,000–12,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    These cascading pendant-earclips  from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher feature round and oval-shaped citrines further decorated with round diamonds. 

  • 18 karat gold, platinum, citrine, diamond and ruby ‘Bird on a Rock’ Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Estimate $12,000–15,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    In this brooch from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, a bird sits atop a 55-carat cushion-cut citrine. 

  • Group of 18 karat gold, coloured stone and diamond jewellery. Estimate $20,000–30,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 9 December.
    Amethyst, blue topaz, pink tourmaline, diamond and citrine make for a colourful combination in this necklace , cuff-bracelet and earclips set from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher. 

  • Pair of citrine and diamond pendent earclips, monture Cartier. Estimate CHF10,000–15,000 ($10,310–15,465). To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva on 16 November.
    Each designed as a tassel, these earclips are comprised of citrine faceted beads, accented with rose diamonds. 

  • 14 karat gold, citrine and diamond brooch, Paul Flato. Estimate $12,000–15,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York on 8 December.
    This circa 1945 stylised pear brooch from the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher suspends an articulated pear-shaped citrine pendant, the leaves and stem set with round, baguette and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 2.25 carats.

  • Pair of Two-colour gold, diamond and citrine earclips, Poiray, France. Estimate $7,000–9,000. To be offered in Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale in New York on 9 December.
    From the Collection of Marjorie S. Fisher, these earclips centre two square emerald-cut diamonds, accented by calibré-cut citrines. 

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