Harry Winston diamond ring a clear winner at Hindman

Harry Winston diamond ring, $362,500

Harry Winston diamond ring, $362,500

CHICAGO – A Harry Winston diamond ring amazed bidders at Hindman’s September 13 Important Jewelry auction, selling for $362,500 against an estimate of $225,000-$325,000. This dazzling 7.40-carat, D color pear shape diamond ring was a clear winner. Brooches were also among the standout lots, particularly a group from the personal collection of award-winning jewelry designer Evelyn Clothier.

The work of the man known as the King of Diamonds, a Type IIa D color pear shape diamond ring, is a quintessential jewel from Harry Winston. Among the most highly-watched lots heading into the auction, this ring certainly didn’t disappoint with its strong price realized.

Diamond stud earclips, $137,500

Diamond stud earclips, $137,500

Additional highlights included a 4.20-carat pear shape diamond ring by Cartier that realized $137,500 against an estimate of $80,000-$120,000. Rounding out the group of star rings was a 4.72-carat diamond ring that realized $75,000 against an estimate of $45,000-$65,000.

Evelyn Clothier sapphire and diamond dragonfly brooch, $11,250

Evelyn Clothier sapphire and diamond dragonfly brooch, $11,250

A sophisticated pair of diamond stud earclips, weighing 17.56 carats in total, was another anticipated lot. Bidders eagerly competed for these earrings, quickly driving the selling price to $137,500, well past the $70,000-$100,000 estimate.

Evelyn Clothier agate and diamond dragonfly brooch, $34,375

Evelyn Clothier agate and diamond dragonfly brooch, $34,375

A lively selection of brooches from the personal collection of Evelyn Clothier were also among the notable sales. Highlighting the group was an agate and diamond dragonfly brooch, which sold for $34,375, far above its $12,000-$18,000 estimate. The three brooches from the award-winning designer’s Treasures from the Garden collection are fine examples of her Art Nouveau-inspired designs and employment of the plique-a-jour technique. The two other brooches, lots 77 and 78, sold for prices of $11,250 and $10,000, respectively.

 Evelyn Clothier plique-a-jour enamel, diamond and multi-gem butterfly brooch, $10,000


Evelyn Clothier plique-a-jour enamel, diamond and multi-gem butterfly brooch, $10,000

A Cartier diamond brooch estimated at $8,000-$12,000 realized $34,375, demonstrating the timeless appeal of gems from this renowned jewelry house.

Verdura gold, coin and diamond Twenty Buck bracelet, $22,500

Verdura gold, coin and diamond Twenty Buck bracelet, $22,500

Additional noteworthy lots included a coin and diamond Twenty Buck bracelet by Verdura, which sold for a significant price of $22,500.

 

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