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Christie’s Magnificent Jewels – October 16th, 2012 – New York (Part 2)

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Here is the second portion of lots from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction.

 

Lot 315 – A Ruby and Diamond Ring, By Verdura

Estimate – $20,000 – $30,000

Price Realized – $25,000

Lot Description

A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING, BY VERDURA
Set with a modified oval-cut ruby, within a circular-cut diamond sculpted surround, mounted in platinum
Signed Verdura
With report CS 51016 dated 16 August 2012 from the American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of the ruby would be classified as Burma (Myanmar). Heat Enhancement: None. Clarity Enhancement: Faint

 

Lot 317 – A Diamond and Cultured Pearl Necklace

Estimate – $20,000 – $30,000

Price Realized – $25,000

Lot Description

A DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE
Comprising three strands of cultured pearls, measuring approximately 9.70 mm, joined by a circular, single and baguette-cut diamond foliate en tremblant clasp, mounted in platinum, 16 ins.

 

Lot 62 – A Set of Diamond and Multi-gem Jewelry, By Marina B

Estimate – $15,000 – $20,000

Price Realized – $50,000

Lot Description

~A SET OF DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JEWELRY, BY MARINA B
Comprising a choker necklace, set with an oval cabochon ruby within a circular-cut diamond and onyx surround, accented by two pear-shaped diamonds, to the seven-row cultured pearl choker; and a pair of ear clips, each set with a cabochon ruby within a circular-cut diamond and bi-colored mother-of-pearl surround, mounted in 18k gold, choker 1985, 11 ins. (flexible), each with French assay marks and maker’s mark
Each signed Marina B, ear clips no. C1093, choker no. partially indistinct (2)

 

Lot 101 – A Diamond and Ruby Brooch

Estimate – $15,000 – $20,000

Price Realized – $18,750

Lot Description

A DIAMOND AND RUBY BROOCH
Designed as an old European and single-cut diamond butterfly with calibré-cut ruby detail, mounted in gold and platinum

 

Lot 82 – A Pair of Diamond and Turquoise Ear Pendants, By Van Cleef & Arpels

Estimate – $15,000 – $20,000

Price Realized – $48,750

Lot Description

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND TURQUOISE EAR PENDANTS, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Each suspending a circular-cut diamond and cabochon turquoise articulated cascade, to the surmount of similar design, mounted in 18k gold, with French assay marks and maker’s marks
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, no. 6349

 

Lot 241 – An Emerald Bead and Diamond Necklace

Estimate – $15,000 – $25,000

Lot Description

AN EMERALD BEAD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Comprising three strands of emerald beads, spaced by openwork circular-cut diamond sculpted links, mounted in 18k gold, 30½ ins.

 

Lot 342 – A Diamond Necklace

Estimate – $15,000 – $20,000

Price Realized – $18,750

Lot Description

A DIAMOND NECKLACE
Designed as a graduated series of marquise-cut diamonds, each within a circular-cut diamond foliate surround, mounted in 18k white gold, 16 ins.

 

Lot 173 – A Diamond and Pink Sapphire Necklace, By Tiffany & Co.

Estimate – $12,000 – $18,000

Price Realized – $30,000

Lot Description

A DIAMOND AND PINK SAPPHIRE NECKLACE, BY TIFFANY & CO.
Designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond and pink sapphire flexible band, mounted in platinum and 18k gold, 13¼ ins.
Signed Tiffany & Co., no. 21523771

 

Lot 234 – A Suite of Gold Jewelry, By Buccellati

Estimate – $12,000 – $18,000

Price Realized – $40,000

Lot Description

A SUITE OF GOLD JEWELRY, BY BUCCELLATI
Comprising a necklace, the front designed as a multi-colored gold sculpted rose wreath; a brooch and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18k yellow and white gold, necklace 15 ins., in a Buccellati gray leather case
Each signed Buccellati, Italy, necklace no. T474, brooch no. T717, ear clips no. T606 (3)

 

Lot 110 – A Belle Époque Diamond and Pearl Bracelet

Estimate – $12,000 – $18,000

Lot Description

A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND AND PEARL BRACELET
Designed as a series of openwork old European and rose-cut diamond panels, each centering on a pearl, spaced by old European and rose-cut diamond links with seed pearl accents, mounted in platinum, circa 1910, 7¼ ins., with French assay marks and maker’s mark

 

Lot 63 – A Coral, Diamond, Multi-gem and Gold Brooch, By David Webb

Estimate – $12,000 – $18,000

Price Realized – $16,250

Lot Description

~A CORAL, DIAMOND, MULTI-GEM AND GOLD BROOCH, BY DAVID WEBB
Designed as a coral ram’s head with sculpted 18k gold horns and sapphire eyes, enhanced by circular-cut diamond and variously-shaped emerald and sapphire detail, mounted in 18k gold and platinum
Signed Webb for David Webb

 

Lot 357 – A Cultured Pearl and Diamond Necklace, By Oscar Heyman Brothers

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $32,500

Lot Description

A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY OSCAR HEYMAN & BROTHERS
Suspending a graduated fringe of cultured pearls, to the circular-cut diamond openwork neckchain, mounted in white gold, 13 ins., in a Oscar Heyman black velvet case
With maker’s mark for Oscar Heyman & Brothers, no. 504889

 

Lot 66 – A Rock Crystal, Diamond, Emerald and Gold Brooch, By David Webb

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $12,500

Lot Description

A ROCK CRYSTAL, DIAMOND, EMERALD AND GOLD BROOCH, BY DAVID WEBB
Designed as a sculpted 18k gold frog, with a faceted rock crystal back and cabochon emerald eyes, enhanced by circular-cut diamond detail, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, with pendant hoop for suspension
Signed Webb for David Webb

 

Lot 11 – A Lapis Lazuli, Diamond and Gold Bracelet, By Van Cleef & Arpels

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Lot Description

A LAPIS LAZULI, DIAMOND AND GOLD BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
Designed as a series of fluted lapis lazuli plaques, spaced by circular-cut diamond and sculpted 18k gold links, mounted in 18k gold and platinum, 7¼ ins., with French assay marks and maker’s mark
Signed V.C.A. for Van Cleef & Arpels, no. 119409

 

Lot 116 – A Pair of Amethyst and Diamond Ear Pendants

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $22,500

Lot Description

A PAIR OF AMETHYST AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS
Each suspending three pear-shaped amethysts, from an old European and pear-shaped diamond scalloped plaque, to the surmount of similar design, mounted in silver and rose gold

 

Lot 112 – A Belle Epoque Diamond Brooch

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $12,500

Lot Description

A BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND BROOCH
Of circular outline, the openwork plaque set with an old European and rose-cut diamond foliate motif, to the old European-cut diamond trim, mounted in platinum, circa 1910, in a green leather case

 

Lot 240 – A Set of Diamond and Multi-gem Jewelry

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Lot Description

A SET OF DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JEWELRY
Comprising a brooch, designed as a cluster of carved emeralds, rubies and sapphires, with collet-set diamond accents; and a pair of ear pendants en suite, mounted in 18k gold (2)

 

Lot 100 – A Pair of Ruby and Diamond Ear Clips

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $12,500

Lot Description

A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND EAR CLIPS
Each designed as a single-cut diamond butterfy, extending cushion and pear-shaped ruby wings with single-cut diamond trim, mounted in 18k gold

 

Lot 90 – A Diamond and Cultured Pearl Brooch, By Buccellati

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $16,250

Lot Description

A DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL BROOCH, BY BUCCELLATI
Designed as a flower, set with a cultured pearl pistil, measuring approximately 13.00 mm, extending circular-cut diamond petals, to the rose-cut diamond leaves and white gold stem, mounted in white gold, in a Buccellati navy leather case
Signed Buccellati

 

Lot 228 – An Enamel and Gold Bracelet, By Van Cleef & Arpels

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Lot Description

AN ENAMEL AND GOLD BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
The blue enamel hinged bangle decorated with sculpted 18k gold foliate detail, mounted in 18k gold, 2¼ ins. diameter, with French assay marks and maker’s mark
Signed Van Cleef & Arpels, no. B 24 48

 

Lot 178 – A Diamond Brooch

Estimate  – $10,000 – $15,000

Price Realized – $11,250

Lot Description

A DIAMOND BROOCH
Designed as an articulated circular-cut diamond dragonfly, with baguette-cut diamond detail and cabochon ruby eyes, mounted in 18k gold

 

Lot 197 – An Art Deco Diamond Pendant, By Tiffany & Co.

Estimate  – $10,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $25,000

Lot Description

AN ART DECO DIAMOND PENDANT, BY TIFFANY & CO.
The pendant, designed as an articulated old European and single-cut diamond openwork panel, centering upon a marquise-cut diamond, within an old European-cut diamond foliate surround, suspending a tapering series of old European-cut diamond swags, to a diamond collet, terminating in a pear-shaped diamond, joined by twin marquise-cut diamonds to the fine link neckchain, mounted in platinum, circa 1920, 15 ins.
Signed Tiffany & Co.

 

Lot 180 – A Pair of Diamond Ear Clips, By Bulgari

Estimate  – $8,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $17,500

Lot Description

A PAIR OF DIAMOND EAR CLIPS, BY BVLGARI
Each designed as an openwork circular-cut diamond plaque with three circular-cut diamond florets, mounted in 18k gold, in a BVLGARI black leather case
Signed BVLGARI

 

Lot 175 – A Pair of Diamond and Cultured Pearl Ear Pendants

Estimate  – $8,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $10,000

Lot Description

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL EAR PENDANTS
Each suspending a detachable pendant set with a cultured pearl, measuring approximately 11.75 mm, swinging within a circular-cut diamond frame, to the surmount of similar design, mounted in platinum

 

Lot 279 – A Set of Seed Pearl and Diamond Jewelry, By Julius Cohen

Estimate  – $8,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $8,125

Lot Description

A SET OF SEED PEARL AND DIAMOND JEWELRY, BY JULIUS COHEN
Comprising a brooch, designed as a multicolored seed pearl grape bunch, with circular and pear-shaped diamond leaves; a pair of ear clips and a ring en suite, mounted in yellow and white gold
Each signed Julius Cohen (3)

 

Lot 79 – A Diamond, Sapphire and Gold “Gazelle” Brooch, By Jean Schlumberger Tiffany & Co.

Estimate  – $8,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $15,000

Lot Description

A DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE AND GOLD “GAZELLE” BROOCH, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.
Designed as a circular-cut diamond gazelle’s head with cabochon sapphire eyes and twisted 18k gold antlers with textured gold ears, holding a pear-shaped diamond and gold branch in its mouth, mounted in 18k gold and platinum
Signed Schlumberger Studios for Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co.

 

Lot 30 – A Set of Diamond and Multi-gem Jewelry

Estimate  – $8,000 – $12,000

Price Realized – $5,625

Lot Description

A SET OF DIAMOND AND MULTI-GEM JEWELRY
Comprising a brooch, designed as a cluster of circular-cut green garnet leaves with circular-cut diamond veining, enhanced by a circular-cut diamond flower blossom, suspending two cabochon ruby berries; and a pair of ear clips en suite, mounted in 18k gold, with French assay marks and maker’s marks (2)

 

Lot 322 – A Pair of Diamond and Gold Ear Clips, By Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co.

Estimate – $7,000 – $10,000

Price Realized – $22,500

Lot Description

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND GOLD EAR CLIPS, BY JEAN SCHLUMBERGER, TIFFANY & CO.
Each designed as a circular-cut diamond flower blossom with sculpted 18k gold detail, mounted in 18k gold and platinum
Signed Schlumberger Studios for Jean Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co.

 

Lot 64 – A Pair of Coral, Diamond and Emerald Ear Clips, By David Webb

Estimate – $7,000 – $10,000

Price Realized – $13,750

Lot Description

~A PAIR OF CORAL, DIAMOND AND EMERALD EAR CLIPS, BY DAVID WEBB
Each designed as a carved coral plaque, set with an oval cabochon emerald within a circular-cut diamond surround, mounted in 18k gold
Signed David Webb (2)

 

Lot 224 – A Citrine, Diamond and Turquoise Brooch, By Tiffany & Co.

Estimate – $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized – $9,375

Lot Description

A CITRINE, DIAMOND AND TURQUOISE BROOCH, BY TIFFANY & CO.
Set with a rectangular-cut citrine, topped by a circular-cut diamond and yellow diamond butterfly with cabochon turquoise detail, mounted in 18k gold, in a Tiffany & Co. navy leather case
Signed Tiffany & Co.

 

Lot 13 – An Emerald and Sapphire Brooch, By Buccellati

Estimate – $6,000 – $8,000

Price Realized – $3,750

Lot Description

AN EMERALD AND SAPPHIRE BROOCH, BY BUCCELLATI
Designed as a flower, set with an oval cabochon emerald, extending cabochon sapphire leaves with sculpted 18k gold detail, mounted in 18k gold
Signed Buccellati, Italy

 

Lot 126 – A Ruby, Diamond and Gold Brooch, By Cartier

Estimate – $5,000 – $7,000

Price Realized – $6,875

Lot Description

A RUBY, DIAMOND AND GOLD BROOCH, BY CARTIER
Designed as a flower, set with a circular-cut ruby cluster pistil, extending sculpted gold petals, to the circular-cut diamond stem, mounted in yellow and white gold
Signed Cartier, no. 8485

 

 

All photos, estimates and descriptions courtesy of Christie’s

 

 

 

 

 

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