After a refreshing break from the grand finale of 2014, the jewelry auction world is slowly gearing up for the new year and the sales ahead. Sotheby’s New York will begin its year with its Important Jewels sale on February 5th, 2015.
Platinum, Peridot and Diamond Brooch, Cartier, London, circa 1930 (est. $15,000 – 20,000)
While in the depths of winter, the jewels in Sotheby’s first jewelry auction sparkle with plenty of color, style and history. Spanning more than 100 years of jewelry design, the sale includes pieces made by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Tiffany & Co. as well as contemporary favorite JAR, among many others.
Highly Important 14.78-carat Oval Shaped Diamond Ring (est. $1.1 – 1.5 million)
Among the 390 lots to be offered, highlights include a 14.78-carat D-color oval-shaped diamond (est. $1.1 to 1.5 million), an intriguing antique diamond and ruby snake necklace (est. $50,000 – 75,000), two pairs of earclips by JAR, and an Art Nouveau necklace designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany with Meta K. Overbeck for Tiffany & Co. (est. $30,000 – 50,000).
Gold, Lapis Lazuli, Emerald and Enamel Necklace, Tiffany & Co., circa 1915, Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany with Meta K. Overbeck (est. $30,000 – 50,000)
What makes this sale in particular so appealing is the number of fantastic finds estimated under $10,000, such as a striking colored stone and enamel minaudière by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1939 (est. $6,000 – 8,000), a lapis lazuli and turquoise bead necklace by Verdura (est $5,000 – 7,000), and colorful bouquet of gem-set flowers by Cartier London, circa 1930 (est. $6,000 – 8,000). Of course, there are a number of treasures at various estimates throughout the sale, but smaller sales such as this one are most fun for their more relatively affordable offerings.
In the foreground, a Pair of Platinum, Rose Gold, Silver, Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Earclips, JAR, Paris (est. $30,000 – 50,000)
Platinum, Pink Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Oscar Heyman & Brothers (est. $80,000 – 120,000)
Platinum, Diamond & Ruby Necklace (est. $50,000 – 75,000)
Pair of Platinum, Diamond, Coral, Onyx and Emerald Earclips (est. $50,000 – 70,000)
18K Gold, Diamond, Emerald and Enamel Bangle-Bracelet, David Webb (est. $35,000 – 45,000)
Pair of 18K Gold, Silver, Aquamarine and Diamond Earclips, JAR, Paris (est. $25,000 – 35,000)
Two-Color Gold, Diamond, Colored Diamond and Enamel ‘Gardenia’ Brooch, Oscar Heyman & Brothers (est. $20,000 – 30,000)
18K Two-Color Gold and Diamond Bracelet, Nina Ricci for Gianmaria Buccellati (est. $40,000 – 60,000)
18K Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond ‘Eros’ Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $18,000 – 22,000)
18K Gold and Diamond ‘Daisy’ Bracelet, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. (est. $15,000 – 20,000)
Pair of 14K Two-Color Gold, Aquamarine and Diamond Earclips, Tiffany & Co. (est. $15,000 – 20,000)
18K Gold and Carnelian Bracelet, Aldo Cipullo (est. $12,000 – 15,000)
18K Gold, Golden Beryl, Enamel and Diamond Brooch, Lucien Gaillard, France (est. $8,000 – 10,000)
18K Gold, Pink Tourmaline, Sapphire, Turquoise and Diamond Bracelet, Spritzer & Fuhrmann (est. $8,000 – 12,000)
18K Gold and Diamond Clip Brooch and a Pair of Matching Earclips, Verger Frères, France (est. $7,500 – 10,000)
18K Gold, Mother-of-Pearl and Onyx Necklace, Bulgari, circa 1975 (est. $7,000 – 9,000)
Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Brooch, France, circa 1930 (est. $7,000 – 9,000)
Platinum, Gold, Colored Stone and Diamond Brooch, Cartier London, circa 1930 (est. $6,000 – 8,000)
Platinum, Diamond, Ruby and Enamel Brooch (est. $6,000 – 8,000)
Silver, Gold, Colored Stone and Enamel Minaudière, Van Cleef & Arpels, France, circa 1939 (est. $6,000 – 8,000)
18K Gold, Lapis Lazuli and Turquoise Necklace, Verdura (est. $5,000 – 7,000)