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Auction Highlights: Christie’s Important Jewels, New York October 18

Fancy coloured diamonds, white diamonds, coloured gemstones and art-deco designs, signed jewels and jewels with provenance.

All is there composing the 255 lots of the upcoming auction at Christie’s New York, October 18th.

 

The top lot of the auction is this Cushion Brilliant-Cut Diamond Ring of 22.02 carats (est. $750-950k)

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Set with a cushion brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 22.02 carats, to the circular-cut diamond half-hoop, ring size 6, mounted in platinum Accompanied by report no. 5172440426 dated 18 July 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is H color, VVS2 clarity, with excellent polish and symmetry

I do have a strong penchant for coloured diamonds, and among the leading lots of this sale is this Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring (est. $30-50k), featuring a sweet cushion modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond weighing approximately 0.55 carats:

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Set with a cushion modified brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellowish orange diamond, weighing approximately 0.55 carat, flanked on either side by a rectangular-cut fancy intense purplish pink or fancy intense pink diamond, each weighing approximately 0.17 carat, to the pavé-set diamond surround and bifurcated half hoop, ring size 6, mounted in platinum
Accompanied by report no. 17453765 dated 15 July 2008 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing approximately 0.55 carat, is fancy vivid yellowish orange, natural color, SI1 clarity
With report no. 2145607733 dated 7 September 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing approximately 0.17 carat, is fancy intense purplish pink, natural color
With report no. 5141507729 dated 7 September 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond, weighing approximately 0.17 carat, is fancy intense pink, natural color

Among the colourless diamonds, you will find this Art Deco Diamond Bracelet, signed by Cartier (est. $200-300k):

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Designed as a wide old and single-cut diamond pierced band of ‘fleurette’ design, 1923, 7 1/4 ins., with French assay marks for platinum and 18k gold, in a Cartier red leather case Signed Cartier, Paris, no. 0123 With a Certificate of Authenticity from Cartier

Signed jewels are also very well represented at Christie’s Important Jewels auction.

Here is a Gold and Diamond ‘Horus’ Bracelet, signed by Cartier (est. $15-25k):

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Designed as a flexible polished 18k gold bricklink band, set with a sculpted gold falcon with circular-cut diamond wings and feet, 7 1/8 ins., with French assay marks for 18k gold
Signed Cartier, no. G1700 OA

Last but not the least, as jewels of provenance always have a fascination of their own, here is this Diamond, Ruby, Enamel and Gold Compact, signed by David Webb (est. $15-20k):

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Designed as a Lion’s Paw scallop shell, the top of sculpted gold and radiating circular-cut diamonds, the bottom of sculpted gold with white enamel lip set with cabochon rubies, the center cabochon ruby a pushpiece, opening to reveal a fitted mirror and hinged compartment, circa 1970, 3 1/8 ins., mounted in 18k gold
Signed David Webb

 

Other highlights include:

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Left: a Diamond Ring. Set with a round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 15.04 carats, flanked on either side by tapered baguette-cut diamond. Mounted in platinum. Accompanied by report no. 5171524592 dated 17 March 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is I colour, VS1 clarity, with excellent cut, polish and symmetry. (est. $350-450k). Centre: a Sapphire and Diamond Ring (est. $120-180k). Set with a cushion-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 19.90 carats, within a circular and triangular-cut diamond surround, ring size 6 3/4, mounted in platinum Accompanied by report no. CS 1076830 dated 13 July 2016 from the AGL American Gemological Laboratories stating that it is the opinion of the Laboratory that the origin of this sapphire would be classified as Ceylon (Sri Lanka), with no gemological evidence of heat or clarity enhancement. Right: A Coloured Diamond and Diamond Ring. Set with a cushion mixed-cut fancy intense yellow diamond, weighing approximately 15.16 carats, flanked on either side by a tapered baguette-cut diamond, mounted in platinum and 18k gold. Accompanied by report n. 2175734134 dated 14 July 2016 from the GIA Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is fancy intense yellow, natural colour, VS1 clarity. (est.$200-300k)
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A Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston. Designed as a line of eighty-two graduated pear-shaped diamonds, ranging from 2.00 to 0.19 carats, 15 1/2 ins., mounted in platinum Signed H.W. for Harry Winston (est. $60-80k)
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An Art Deco Enamel and Diamond Chinoiserie Bracelet, by Verger Frères. Designed as an articulated black enamel band, each panel accented by gold images of Chinoiserie motif, joined by rose-cut diamond links, centering upon a reversible pierced single-cut diamond plaque, the reverse red enamel band with similarly designed panels accented by gold images of floral motif, circa 1920, 7 ins., with French assay marks for platinum and 18k gold With maker’s mark for Verger Frères, nos. 1210 and 1227 (est. $30-50k)
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Enamel and Diamond Bangle Bracelets, by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Designed as a coloured enamel hinged bangle, decorated with collet-set diamonds, with sculpted 18k gold bands, 2 1/4 ins. diameter, mounted in 18k gold Signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger, France (est. $30-40k)
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A Retro Citrine, Diamond and Gold Bangle Bracelet. Designed as a polished gold hinged bangle of overlapping ribbon design, one terminal set with three rectangular-cut citrines and circular-cut diamond detail, the second terminal set with circular-cut diamonds, circa 1940, 2 1/8 ins. diameter, mounted in gold. (est. $15-20k)
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An Art Deco Diamond, Sapphire and Emerald Brooch, by Charlton. Designed as a jeweled sheathed dagger, the old and single-cut diamond sheath centering upon a line of circular-cut sapphires, bordered by circular-cut emeralds and baguette-cut diamonds, to the baguette, old and single-cut diamond handle, circa 1930, 2 3/8 in., mounted in platinum Signed Charlton, no. 28800 (est. $12-18k)

 

Material courtesy of Christie’s

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