NEW YORK – A Chanel Baroque gold, diamond and cultured pearl ring, a Chanel Comete 18K white gold and chalcedony ring, and a Chanel Premiere Chaine gold wristwatch will fight for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry, Watch, and Fashion Auction, which will be conducted on Sunday, July 3 at 7 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
If you don’t understand on a visceral level what it means to be “spoiled for choice,” this auction will teach you. Its 630 lots deliver a broad, glittering, gorgeous menu of possibilities.
The Chanel pieces alone comprise a strong subsection of the July 3 sale. Treasures by the brand include a platinum and diamond eternity ring; an 18K white gold Ultra ring graced with diamonds and black ceramic; a calfskin caviar leather tote bag with an interlaced shoulder strap in black leather and gold-plated metal; a J12 Automatic watch; and examples from the Matelassee collection, including a ladies’ watch with a steel case framed in diamonds on a quilted leather strap, and an 18K gold ring centered on a faceted sapphire.
More than a dozen iterations on Hermes’ Cape Cod watch appear in the lineup, among many other choice Hermes pieces. The fabled Cartier Panthere line contributes an 18K gold watch, its bezel set with diamonds, and also an 18K gold pendant of an unbothered big cat that drapes itself over the link connecting it to the necklace chain. Several Bulgari Tubogas watches are on offer, as is a Bulgari Allegra 18K white gold ring that sports a nine-carat citrine. Tiffany & Co., Franck Mueller, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Jaeger LeCoultre and several other storied brand names earned places in the July 3 auction.
All three highlights in this auction happen to come from Chanel. The first one under discussion is the 18K white gold Chanel Comete ring, set with a large chalcedony that has the color of dusky lavender. Two colorless diamonds anchor either end of the white gold structure of the ring, which is estimated at $4,500-$5,500.
Also singled out for the spotlight is a Chanel Baroque signed and numbered gold ring that arrays 17 cultured pearls within a criss-cross pattern. Worthy of a Renaissance heiress, the ring carries an estimate of $9,000-$11,000.
The third Chanel highlight and the final highlight overall is a Chanel Premiere Chaine wristwatch on an 18k gold link chain. The signed and numbered watch has a black lacquered dial, an onyx crown and a pusher set with a black cabochon. Its estimate is $8,000-$10,000.
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