Next month, Sotheby’s will have its second jewelry auction of the year in London. The Fine Jewels sale offers a variety of pieces, with a total of 289 lots, that span from the 18th century to the present day. Vintage diamonds rings and 19th century jewels are aplenty in the sale, while other notable highlights include late Art Deco diamond bracelets and brooches in iconic geometric designs from the period.
The highest estimate of the sale is $60,000 to $90,000, which means that there are a great number of jewels with more attainable estimates. Signed pieces from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, and Verdura will certainly be on bidders’ radars alongside more modern signed standouts by Marchak, Victoire de Castellane for Dior and Marina B.
Three diamond rings and a collection of 23 jewelry designs from the second half the 19th century share the top lot position, each with an estimate of $60,000 to $90,000. The collection of jewelry designs is perhaps the most interesting lot in the sale as it brings to light in breathtaking detail the fashionable styles during this period in jewelry design. Motifs of flowers and ribbons adorn aigrettes, combs, earrings, brooches, buttons and buckles in the romantic 1870s renderings.
Other highlights from the sale include: