Awaking from the summer time lull for jewellery auctions, Leslie Hindman revs up the autumn season with an thrilling Necessary Jewellery sale scheduled for Sunday, September 11th by means of Monday, September 12th. The Chicago-based public sale home has put collectively a helluva September sale full of spectacular diamonds and coloured stones, signed jewels by the standard suspects in addition to modernist designers, and necessary vintage items.
Diamonds & Colored Stones
Main the public sale when it comes to estimate worth is an electrical blue Kashmir sapphire. Weighing 6.40 carats, the vintage cushion reduce magnificence is estimated to fetch up to $250,000. Kashmir sapphires of this measurement and reduce have averaged roughly $60,000 to 70,000 per carat at public sale within the final yr, so the one on this public sale ought to exceed its excessive estimate comfortably.
Whereas Kashmir sapphires are the rarest and most coveted of blue corundum, different sources can produce equally lovely shades of blue, and this sale encompasses a handful of wonderful examples. A pair of floral earrings by Julius Cohen (est. $60,000-80,000) function a pair of cushion minimize blue sapphires originating from Thailand. Whereas not among the many prime three sources for sapphires, these Thai sapphires are extremely uncommon as they exhibit the fascinating traits for a blue sapphire, and rarely are specimens of this measurement and high quality present in Thailand.
As well as to sapphires, the sale additionally options a variety of nice rubies and emeralds. For ruby lovers, there’s a 1.30-carat Burmese unheated ruby set in a hoop flanked by diamonds, circa 1910 (est. $15,000-20,000). The fiery pink stone has been graded “pigeon’s blood”, the designation of rubies exhibiting the uncommon mix of wealthy pink hue and powerful saturation. Throughout the colour spectrum, emerald collectors shall be delighted by an octagonal step minimize Colombian emerald weighing 6.28 carats (est. $40,000-60,000), set in a three-stone ring with two pear form diamonds.
A Platinum, Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring, Circa 1910
A Positive Platinum, Yellow Gold, Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring
Aside from the usual triumvirate of coloured stones, the sale features a few much less populous, however simply as collectable coloured stones. Probably the most fascinating piece of knickknack of this group is a fantastic spinel bead and pure pearl necklace (est. $80,000-120,000), composed of 13 giant spinels and clusters of 83 pure pearls. Among the many unmounted stone tons, a watery vibrant blue Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline is an electrifying instance of this uncommon coloured gem. The four.01-carat stone is predicted to fetch up to $60,000. Of further observe is a tremendous blue zircon set in a platinum and diamond Artwork Deco ring (est. $2,000-Three,000).
A High-quality Spinel Bead and Pure Pearl Necklace
A High-quality four.01 Carat Cushion Reduce Brazilian Paraiba Tourmaline
An Artwork Deco Platinum, Blue Zircon, White Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Colored diamonds and diamonds will not be to be forgotten within the sale, which encompasses a 2.58-carat Fancy Orangy Pink diamond (est. $150,000-200,000); a 7.25-carat Fancy Yellow diamond in a three-stone diamond ring by Graff (est. $130,000-150,000); an essential diamond rivière necklace set with previous European reduce diamonds, the three largest of which weighing slightly below eight carats every (est. $100,000-120,000); a diamond three-stone ring by Graff centering a 5.31-carat spherical sensible reduce diamond (est. $100,000-120,000); and one other necessary diamond three-stone ring by Tiffany & Co. that includes a 5.33-carat emerald-cut middle stone (est. $100,000-120,000).
A 2.58 Carat Oval Combined Minimize Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond
A Platinum, Yellow Gold, Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring, Graff
An Necessary Platinum and Diamond Graduated Line Necklace
A Platinum and Diamond Ring, Graff
A Platinum and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co.
For a lot of collectors, jewellery by historically acknowledged designers and jewellery maisons proceed to be sound investments, and this sale provides a various choice of essential jewels from the likes of Cartier, Jean Schlumberger, and Tiffany & Co. amongst many others. Most outstanding of this group of signed jewellery is an beautiful open-work hyperlink necklace by Tiffany & Co., circa 1915, set with 15 cushion reduce aquamarines of 132.52 complete carats and 19 previous European minimize diamond accents (est. $30,000-50,000). The complicated detailing of the platinum work robust recommend that Louis Consolation Tiffany, and even Meta Overbeck, had a hand in designing the necklace.
One other extremely notable designer tapped by Tiffany & Co., Jean Schlumberger stays beloved determine of knickknack historical past whose work is critically wanted for each its whimsy and wearability. Whereas the sale provides a number of items by the designer, probably the most notable is his “Leaves” bracelet composed of platinum, gold and diamonds (est. $18,000-22,000).
Although created within the 21st century, a pair of “Victoria” sapphire, emerald and diamond pendant earrings by Cartier, circa 2008 (est. $225,000-275,000), demonstrates the fragile artistry and distinctive craftsmanship inherent of the French maison since its founding in 1847.
For the extra intrepid collector, modernist jewellery abounds as nicely within the sale, with works by artists comparable to Ed Wiener, Angela Cummings, Horaldo Burle-Marx and Andrew Grima.
A Modernist 18 Karat Yellow Gold Necklace, Ed Wiener
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold Demi Parure, Horaldo Burle-Marx
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold Demi Parure, Horaldo Burle-Marx
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Amazonite Demi Parure, Roberto Burle-Marx
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold Necklace, Angela Cummings, Circa 1985
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cuff Bracelet, Angela Cummings, Circa 1987
Further signed and modernist jewellery highlights embrace:
A Silver, Yellow Gold, Coral and Seed Pearl Brooch, Cartier
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum, Turquoise and Diamond Bracelet, Cartier, Paris
A Yellow Gold, Rock Crystal and Colored Diamond Owl Brooch, Julius Cohen
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Unheated Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Bulgari, Circa 1985
A Pair of Modernist Brutalist 18 Karat Yellow Gold Earclips, British, Circa 1978
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum and Diamond Brooch, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold %22Loopy Twist%22 Bangle Bracelet, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Lapis Lazuli Band, Van Cleef & Arpels
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Onyx Hyperlink Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels
An 18 Karat White Gold, Chalcedony and Diamond Rose de Noel Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
Vintage jewellery collectors might be delighted with the vary of items within the sale, from a pristine Georgian gold repoussé hyperlink bracelet, circa 1835, set with vivid inexperienced emeralds and previous mine minimize diamonds (est. $18,000-22,000) to a wonderful Victorian Burmese ruby and diamond cluster ring (est. $40,000-60,000). Additionally from the Georgian interval are a number of diamond jewels set in silver-topped gold, which has blackened over time and resulted within the ever well-liked darkish metallic setting utilized by modern designers as we speak.
A Superb Georgian Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond Bracelet, Circa 1835
A Advantageous Victorian Rose Gold, Silver, Ruby and Diamond Ring
The Victorian interval is well-represented by highlights together with a convertible diamond tiara/necklace (est. $12,000-18,000) and a micromosaic bracelet (est. $Three,000-5,000) depicting numerous places alongside the world tour widespread in the course of the interval.
A Victorian Silver Topped Gold and Diamond Convertible Tiara
A Victorian Yellow Gold and Micromosaic Bracelet
Flip-of-the-century jewels from the Belle Epoque, Edwardian and Artwork Nouveau durations are additionally nicely represented, noteworthy items embrace an Edwardian pure pearl and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co. (est. $15,000-20,000), a Belle Epoque diamond and demantoid garnet necklace (est. $10,000-15,000) and an Artwork Nouveau amethyst and yellow gold hyperlink bracelet (est. $Three,000-5,000).
An Edwardian Platinum Topped Gold, Pure Pearl and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co.
A Belle Epoque Platinum, Diamond and Demantoid Necklace
An Artwork Nouveau Yellow Gold and Amethyst Bracelet
Rounding out the vintage jewels is a superb instance of Artwork Deco items, led by an Artwork Deco diamond necklace suspending a drop formed pure saltwater pearl measuring over 16mm in size (est. $40,000-60,000), an Artwork Deco Burmese sapphire and diamond ring (est. $45,000-65,000), an intricate Artwork Deco diamond bracelet, by Oscar Heyman Brothers, circa 1925 (est. $15,000-20,000), and a Deco-inspired round brooch set with previous European reduce diamonds and centering a excessive aid emerald cameo (est. $5,000-7,000).
A Positive Platinum, Pure Pearl and Diamond Necklace, Circa 1920
An Artwork Deco Platinum, Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, Noble & Co.
An Artwork Deco Platinum and Diamond Bracelet, Oscar Heyman Brothers, Circa 1925
A Platinum, Diamond and Emerald Cameo Brooch
Further vintage jewellery highlights from the sale embrace:
A High quality Georgian Silver Topped Gold and Diamond Brooch
A Georgian Silver Topped Gold and Diamond Maltese Cross Pendant
A Victorian Yellow Gold and Lava Cameo Necklace, Circa 1860
A Positive Gold and Rose Reduce Diamond Ring, Circa 1890
An Artwork Deco Yellow Gold, Lapis Lazuli and Polychrome Enamel Demi Parure
An Artwork Deco Platinum, Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, Tiffany & Co.
The New York preview for the sale might be from Monday, August 22nd to Wednesday, August 24th at the Waldorf Astoria, Gramercy Suite, 18th Flooring.