NEW YORK – Jewelry is great; designer jewelry and signed pieces of jewelry are better still. On Wednesday, October 13, starting at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Designer and Signed Jewelry. The generous selection of 246 lots features a trove of treasures ranging from brooches by Cartier to bangles by Harry Winston to Tiffany & Co. tie pins to Oscar Heyman bracelets to David Webb earrings to Mario Buccellati necklaces to Van Cleef & Arpels yellow sapphire rings, as well as literally hundreds more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the standouts is a Harry Winston bangle bracelet created sometime in the 1990s. It features more than 12 carats of emeralds and also 16.50 carats of F color VVS2-VS1 clarity diamonds set in 18K gold. Its overall weight is 77 grams, or 2.7 ounces, and it fits a wrist that measures up to six and a half inches in diameter. In addition, the bracelet is described as being in excellent condition and it comes with its original box. It carries an estimate of $109,000-$131,000.
Also of note is a Cartier pendant-brooch featuring its famous Panthere motif rendered in diamonds, sapphires and platinum. The piece, which weighs about four-fifths of an ounce, dates to the early 21st century and depicts the cat running. It is encrusted with 261 round brilliant cut diamonds of F-G color and VS1 clarity that collectively weigh 1.75 carats, and also 57 sapphires that weigh 1.91 carats. It is also graced with a seven-carat Tahitian pearl hanging pendant that can be removed, allowing the wearer to create multiple different looks. It comes with its original box, a Cartier certificate of authenticity, and other documents. It is estimated at $50,000-$60,000.
Still another vintage head-turner represents the handiwork of noted jeweler Oscar Heyman – a circa-1960s bracelet fashioned from platinum, diamonds and rubies. A total of 84 matching table cut rubies, weighing 23 carats in all, are paired with 84 round brilliant cut diamonds of F-G color and VS1 clarity that have a collective weight of 8.40 carats. It is estimated at $96,000-$115,000.
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