Fine jewelry sale tops $2.6M for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Art Deco platinum, onyx and natural pearl necklace sold for $388,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Art Deco platinum, onyx and natural pearl necklace sold for $388,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

CHICAGO – Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Fine Jewelry and Timepieces auction June 10-11 saw international competition from hundreds of bidders in the salesroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, boosting sales to $2.6 million. The auction, which had a presale estimate of $1.4 million to $2.2 million, showcased many signed pieces by some of the world’s most important makers, including Cartier, David Webb, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Interest in natural pearls is strong, with international collectors fiercely competing for quality pieces. An Art Deco platinum, onyx and natural pearl necklace sold for well above its estimate at $388,000.

Fine gemstones drew the attention of several bidders. One in particular was a sapphire and diamond floral brooch by Tiffany & Co. This beautiful piece claimed an impressive $128,100, when it had an estimate of $15,000-$20,000.

Diamond rings were among the top lots in the auction. The leader was an oval 7.06-carat brilliant cut diamond ring with two triangular cut diamonds, which sold for $146,400. An important Art Deco 5.65-carat Old European cut diamond ring brought $73,200.

“It seems that the more volatile the economy gets, the stronger the jewelry market becomes,” said Leslie Hindman, president /CEO. “We were delighted with the results of this sale.”

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ next Fine Jewelry and Timepieces auction will be Sept. 9-10. Consignments are invited for upcoming auctions. Contact Jamie Henderson at 312-334-4226 for more information.

Click here to view the fully illustrated catalog for this sale, complete with prices realized.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Art Deco platinum, onyx and natural pearl necklace sold for $388,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

 

Art Deco platinum, onyx and natural pearl necklace sold for $388,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Sapphire and diamond floral brooch by Tiffany & Co. realized: $128,100. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

 

Sapphire and diamond floral brooch by Tiffany & Co. realized: $128,100. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Oval 7.06-carat brilliant cut diamond ring with two triangular cut diamonds: $146,400. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Oval 7.06-carat brilliant cut diamond ring with two triangular cut diamonds: $146,400. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Important Art Deco diamond ring, 5.65 carats, Old European cut: $73,200. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

Important Art Deco diamond ring, 5.65 carats, Old European cut: $73,200. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.