Jewelry Obsession

Jewelry Obsession: Great Estate Jewels at Betteridge

JO Betts

A number of fabulous estate jewelry turned up recently at Betteridge and I am obsessed with just about every piece. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoy this visual feast for jewelry-loving eyes.

Stay tuned this week for lots of new jewelry posts including new designers discovered during my trip to Vegas, a preview of exhibitors at Masterpiece London, and a sneak peek of the jewelry collections to be unveiled at the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires this September.


Buccellati ​18k Gold & Multicolored Gemstone Cuff Bracelet – Wide multicolored gemstone cuff bracelet, accented by three oval-shaped gemstones, including a rubellite in the center flanked by a yellow sapphire and green tourmaline to the sides, the three gemstones set within a chased starburst pattern in white gold, the cuff mounted in textured 18k yellow gold, with a hinge on one side, numbered 20460, signed Buccellati Italy. Interior dimensions: 2.3″ x 1.95″. 1″ approximate thickness.


Raymond C. Yard Multicolored Gemstone Leaf Earrings – Gemstone leaf earrings, showcasing two emeralds carved in the shape of leaves weighing 7.13 total carats, accented by four ruby beads weighing 3.86 total carats, two pear-shaped sapphires weighing 0.47 total carats, two round-cut sapphires weighing 0.31 total carats, and eight round-cut diamonds weighing 0.50 total carats, mounted in platinum, with omega-style clip backs and posts. Designed by Raymond C. Yard. 1″ length and 0.65″ width at widest point.


Boucheron Belle Époque Diamond Bowknot Tassel Necklace – Belle Époque diamond bowknot motif necklace, the delicate twist ribbon mount set with 128 rose and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.10 total carats, 6 collet-set diamonds weighing approximately 0.50 total carats, and 2 small bowknot motifs set with 38 old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.00 total carats, centering a removable bowknot tassel set with one faint yellow slightly included old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 3.25 carats (measuring approximately 9.66 x 8.61 x 5.71mm), one faint yellow slightly included old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.67 carats (measuring approximately 8.86 x 8.80 x 5.01mm), and one faint yellow slightly included old mine-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.88 carats (measuring approximately 9.08 by 9.04 by 5.14mm), accented by 79 rose and old mine-cut diamonds weighing approximately 1.60 carats (the diamond carat weight altogether for the necklace approximately 16.00 total carats), in a fitted Boucheron necklace case with tools, as well as pin and pendant fittings, circa 1890, signed “F. Boucheron-Paris.” 13″ length collar necklace, with the longer diamond tassel measuring approximately 2.25″ in length.


Raymond C. Yard 18k Gold, Lapis & Diamond Link Bracelet – Link bracelet, with four links centering on larger rectangular-shaped lapis flanked by carved black onyx sections, alternating with open rectangular-shaped links accented by carved lapis sections, the links attached with round-cut diamond-set and black onyx connectors, with 48 round-cut diamonds weighing 0.80 total carats, mounted in 18k yellow gold and platinum. Designed by Raymond C. Yard. 6.75″ length and 0.65″ width.


Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold & Ebony Heart Earclips – Vintage heart-shaped earclips, designed in carved ebony wood studded with triangular-shaped gold accents and rimmed in gold, mounted in 18k yellow gold, with omega clip backs and posts, signed “VCA” for Van Cleef & Arpels. 1.1″ diameter.


Bulgari Bvlgari-Bvlgari Catene 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Watch – Bulgari Bvlgari-Bvlgari Catene bracelet watch, featuring a Swiss-made quartz movement; white mother-of-pearl dial set with diamond hour markers; and 31mm, 18k rose gold case on a double 18k rose gold ‘gourmette’-style link bracelet set with brilliant-cut diamonds and secured by a deployant clasp.


Bulgari 18k White Gold & Diamond Necklace – Interlaced polished and diamond-set white gold necklace, set with circular-cut diamonds weighing 7.54 total carats (G-H color/VS1-VS2 clarity), in 18k white gold, signed Bvlgari. 16″ long and 0.6″ width (15.5mm).


Tiffany & Co. Diamond Crescent Moon Brooch – Antique diamond crescent moon brooch, set with twenty-one graduated circular-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.00 total carats, mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold, with a yellow gold safety chain, the brooch signed Tiffany & Co. 2.5″ length.

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    nancy revy
    June 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Oh that lapis bracelet is gorgeous!

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    January 28, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Love the leaf earrings but has got my eyes on another pair that i stumbled up on. Got to love rubies!

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