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Highlights from Sotheby’s Important Jewels Sale – New York – February 5, 2015

Sotheby's February Important Jewels Sale

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)

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)

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)

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)

In the foreground, a Pair of Platinum, Rose Gold, Silver, Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Earclips, JAR, Paris (est. $30,000 – 50,000)

 

 

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