NEW YORK – Don’t ask if you deserve it. Of course you do. You are worthy and yes, you can and should have nice things. On May 26, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will present 362 ways to reward yourself through its Designer Jewelry & Watches sale, featuring pieces from storied brand names such as Piaget, Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Chanel, and many more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
First up is a pair of 18K white gold Diva’s Dream earrings by Bulgari, featuring 226 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a collective weight of 10.5 carats. The Diva’s Dream line is among Bulgari’s most popular, celebrated by Vogue and Hodinkee alike. Diva’s Dream pieces share in common a fan-like shape that references a pattern seen in the ancient Roman baths of Caracalla. These earrings, which are for pierced ears, are no exception, featuring several little dangling fans in a formation that recalls an evergreen tree. The earrings carry an estimate of $22,000-$26,000.
The tennis bracelet burst into consciousness in 1978, when Chris Evert, a leading female tennis player who was a fan of the just-flexible-enough design, suffered the misfortune of seeing a diamond-and-gold one fall off her wrist during a particularly intense match during the U.S. Open. The mishap had the effect of focusing all eyes on Evert’s jewelry, and the tennis bracelet has remained a favorite ever since. The May 26 auction features a Cartier 18K white gold diamond tennis bracelet featuring 9.75 carats. It comes with a Cartier certificate and a Cartier box and carries an estimate of $44,000-$53,000.
Roberto Coin launched his eponymous jewelry firm in 1996 in Italy and has always managed to remain in favor. His Nemo cuff bracelet, estimated at $23,000-$28,000, is a peerless triumph. Fashioned from 18K white gold, diamonds, rubies, and black enamel, the bracelet takes the form of a fish floating around the wearer’s wrist. This particular example is the third in a limited edition of 25, and it features 133 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of two carats, and also a pair of cabochon rubies.
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