In this episode of Frank’s Files, Frank Everett visits some exquisite jewelry in this special collection from the Wolf family. Like the fine and decorative art in the The Wolf Family Collection, the jewels reflect a lifetime of connoisseurship and an appreciation for rare, often one-of-a-kind designs. The vast majority are signed by esteemed makers, from inventive creations by René Boivin, Jean Schlumberger, and JAR to classic styles by Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Harry Winston. Perhaps the greatest triumph of the Collection is the extensive selection of Van Cleef & Arpels mystery-set jewels – one of the most impressive of its kind ever to appear at auction – with nine stunning examples from a variety of periods in sapphires and rubies.
The Exceptional Jewels: The Wolf Family Collection Sale will take place at Sotheby’s New York on 20 April.