NEW YORK – An 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, a Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and sapphire flower basket brooch, and a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry & Watches auction, which will take place Tuesday, May 10, starting at 11 am Eastern time.
Other prizes among the 237 lots in the sale are a Bulgari sapphire, diamond, rubellite and peridot flower necklace; a Cartier Panthere band ring in 18K white gold, diamond, emerald and onyx; a twisted rope openwork wide link bracelet in 18K gold by Verdura; numerous pieces by Angela Cummings, including a snakeskin bangle bracelet in 18K gold and purple and green jade, an 18K gold, red and black coral snakeskin collar necklace, and a pair of 18K gold, black jade and pink tourmaline earrings; a David Webb platinum and diamond ring that showcases a large gray Tahitian pearl; a limited edition year 2000 brass hourglass by De Beers featuring 2,000 rough diamonds – about 36 carats’ worth – suspended in silicone to mark the turn of the millennium; a Hermes 18K gold bracelet with enameled charms on an equestrian theme; a cocktail ring by Craig Drake in 18K white gold, centered on a 10.97-carat emerald; and a Roberto Coin Cobra bangle bracelet in 18K white gold, rubies, diamonds and enamel. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The highlight that ably represents the watch offerings in the May 10 sale is a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch, set with 254 round brilliant cut diamonds of VVS1 clarity and E color. It comes with Van Cleef & Arpels service papers and a box and is estimated at $36,933-$40,290.
From the venerated boutique of Tiffany & Co. comes a platinum, diamond and sapphire brooch in the form of a flower basket. It boasts 75 round brilliant cut diamonds of VS1 clarity and G color, having a total weight of 1.50 carats, and also five round sapphires. Its estimate is $7,948-$8,670.
Van Cleef & Arpels provides the third and final highlight, an 18K gold 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli. It measures 33in long and is accompanied by a service paper from a Van Cleef & Arpels store as well as a box. The necklace carries an estimate of $57,200-$62,400.
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