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Fifteen Favorites from Heritage Auctions’ Fine Jewelry Signature Auction

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From six-figure jewels to fabulous finds under $1,000, there is literally something for every jewelry collector in Heritage Auctions‘ Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction in New York. Seasoned connoisseurs, neophyte collectors and all those in between will have plenty to set their hearts on with over 1,100 lots offered in the sale. The impressive variety of jewels spans the entire spectrum of fine jewelry, including precious gems, such as an 8.01-carat emerald-cut Internally Flawless diamond (est. $175,000 – 225,000) and a 49.58-carat Paraiba tourmaline (est. $150,000 – 200,000); dazzling signed pieces at nearly every price point by the likes of Cartier, Chanel, Chopard and Van Cleef & Arpels; as well as great period and contemporary creations.

Picking 15 pieces out of 1,100 is no easy feat, but I managed to select my favorite lots that are a fun mix of opulent treasures and great value finds. There are go-to gold staples for day and dazzling diamond dynamos for night as well as bold statement creations in yellow gold and delicate antique adornments. Be sure to see the entire selection of jewels in the sale, but for now enjoy my 15 top picks.

1. Diamond, Pink Sapphire, White Gold Bracelet, Chanel, French

The bracelet from the Camêlia Collection features an oval-shaped diamond measuring 9.49 x 7.02 x 4.62 mm and weighing 2.04 carats, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 7.30 carats, accented by round-cut pink sapphires weighing a total of approximately 15.00 carats, set in 18k white gold, marked Chanel, with French hallmarks. A GIA Laboratory report # 2101820966, dated June 12, 2009, stating D color, Internally Flawless clarity, accompanies the center diamond. Gross weight 92.35 grams.
Estimate: $200,000 – $250,000.

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, White Gold Bracelet, Chanel, French

Diamond, Pink Sapphire, White Gold Bracelet, Chanel, French

 

2. Diamond, Platinum Necklace, Cartier

The necklace features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 52.71 carats, set in platinum, marked Cartier. Gross weight 107.60 grams.
Estimate: $70,000 – $90,000.

Diamond, Platinum Necklace, Cartier

Diamond, Platinum Necklace, Cartier

 

3. Fancy Pink Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Bracelet, Chopard

The bracelet features emerald-cut fancy intense pink to fancy intense purplish-pink diamonds weighing a total of 6.00 carats and oval-shaped fancy intense purplish pink diamonds weighing a total of 1.33 carats, enhanced by marquise-cut diamonds weighing a total of 4.83 carats, set in platinum, marked Chopard. GIA Laboratory reports accompany each diamond. Gross weight 19.70 grams.
Estimate: $500,000 – $700,000.

Fancy Pink Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Bracelet, Chopard

Fancy Pink Diamond, Diamond, Platinum Bracelet, Chopard

 

4. Antique Natural Pearl, Diamond, Platinum-Topped Pink Gold Brooch, Cartier

The brooch features a natural button pearl measuring 6.50 mm, enhanced by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, accented by pearls measuring 3.00 mm – 3.50 mm, set in platinum-topped 14k pink gold, marked Cartier. A GIA Laboratory report # 2165955351, dated February 4, 2015, stating Natural Saltwater Pearl with No Indications of Treatment, accompanies the center pearl. Gross weight 13.60 grams.
Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000.

Antique Natural Pearl, Diamond, Platinum-Topped Pink Gold Brooch, Cartier

Antique Natural Pearl, Diamond, Platinum-Topped Pink Gold Brooch, Cartier

 

5. Gold Earrings, Cartier

The 18k gold earrings weigh 25.10 grams, marked Cartier.
Proceeds to Benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Estimate: $1,500 – $2,500.

Gold Earrings, Cartier

Gold Earrings, Cartier

 

6. Chrysoprase, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Jewelry Suite, Van Cleef & Arpels

The suite includes a convertible necklace which comes apart forming two bracelets and a pair of earrings; all featuring carved chrysoprase links measuring 26.00 x 22.00 x 5.19 mm, enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 8.25 carats, set in platinum and 18k gold, marked VCA. Gross weight 149.70 grams.
Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000.

Chrysoprase, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Jewelry Suite, Van Cleef & Arpels

Chrysoprase, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Jewelry Suite, Van Cleef & Arpels

 

7. Gold Bracelet, David Webb

The 18k gold hinged cuff weighs 124.40 grams, marked Webb.
Proceeds to Benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Estimate: $9,000 – $10,000.

Gold Bracelet, David Webb

Gold Bracelet, David Webb

 

8. Diamond, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

The brooch features carved lapis lazuli and coral, enhanced by full-cut diamonds, set in 18k gold, marked VCA. Gross weight 8.59 grams.
Estimate: $3,000 – $4,000.

Diamond, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

Diamond, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Gold Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels

 

9. Art Deco Diamond, Coral, Black Onyx, Platinum Bracelet

The bracelet features European and mine-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 8.00 carats, enhanced by calibré-cut coral and black onyx, set in platinum. Gross weight 37.20 grams.
Estimate: $7,000 – $9,000.

Art Deco Diamond, Coral, Black Onyx, Platinum Bracelet

Art Deco Diamond, Coral, Black Onyx, Platinum Bracelet

 

10. Diamond, Platinum, Gold Necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co., circa 1980

The necklace features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.65 carat, set in platinum, connected to 18k gold links, marked Paloma Picasso, T & Co. Gross weight 148.30 grams.
Estimate: $5,000 – $7,000.

Diamond, Platinum, Gold Necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co., circa 1980

Diamond, Platinum, Gold Necklace, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co., circa 1980

 

11. Diamond, Gold Bracelet, Cartier, French

The bracelet from the Agrafe Collection features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.75 carats, set in 18k gold, marked Cartier. Gross weight 27.50 grams.
Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000.

Diamond, Gold Bracelet, Cartier, French

Diamond, Gold Bracelet, Cartier, French

 

12. Gold Earrings, Tiffany & Co., France

The 18k gold earrings weigh 28.70 grams. Marked Tiffany & Co., France
Estimate: $1,200 – $1,600.

Gold Earrings, Tiffany & Co., France

Gold Earrings, Tiffany & Co., France

 

13. Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Gold Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, French

The bracelet features full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 1.15 carats, set in 18k white gold, enhanced by carved lapis lazuli and turquoise, set in 18k gold, marked Van Cleef & Arpels, © 67, 750, reference # 100816, having French hallmarks. Gross weight 85.61 grams.
Estimate: $4,000 – $6,000.

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Gold Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, French

Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Gold Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, French

 

14. Burma Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring

The ring features a cushion-cut sapphire measuring 11.34 x 10.40 x 7.64 mm and weighing 7.98 carats, enhanced by half-moon-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 0.90 carat, set in platinum and 18k gold. A Gübelin report # 14085025, dated August 25, 2014, stating Natural Corundum, Origin Burma, No Indications of Heating, accompanies the sapphire. Gross weight 5.42 grams.
Estimate: $75,000 – $100,000.

Burma Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring

Burma Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring

 

15. Edwardian Opal, Demantoid Garnet, Diamond, Platinum Brooch

The brooch features an oval-shaped opal cabochon measuring 17.00 x 13.50 x 5.08 mm and weighing approximately 6.50 carats, enhanced by European-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 2.00 carats, accented by calibré-cut demantoid garnets, set in platinum. Gross weight 15.90 grams.
Estimate: $6,000 – $8,000.

Edwardian Opal, Demantoid Garnet, Diamond, Platinum Brooch

Edwardian Opal, Demantoid Garnet, Diamond, Platinum Brooch

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    Ann Adams
    April 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful way to start a day! Thanks.

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