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The large number of statement jewels set with colored stones is sure to dazzle. A set of amethyst and 18K gold jewelry by two design greats has already piqued the interest of a few collectors. The brooch by Jean Schlumberger is centered with seven gorgeous hexagonal-cut stones, and paired with the later-made matching ear clips by David Webb makes an irresistible ensemble. The set should easily fetch a price within its $8,000-$12,000 estimate, and possibly more.
Echoing some of Schlumberger’s more whimsical designs, an 18K gold brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels is modeled as a lion with green gem-set eyes, an onyx nose, and a muzzle made of 14 full-cut diamonds. The friendly looking cat is estimated to find a new caretaker for $1,500-$2,500.
Striking a classic note is a green jadeite and 14K white gold ring. Accompanied by a GIA report, the translucent cabochon is certified to be of natural color with no indications of treatment, and is surrounded by 24 full-cut diamonds, totaling approximately 0.95 carats. The stunning ring is expected to sell in the realm of $1,500-$2,000.
The supply of diamonds, both colored and colorless, will be plentiful at Moran’s May HQ auction, with a wide range of prices and styles to suit every taste and every budget. An Art Deco diamond and platinum ring featuring rubies and an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 2.35 carats is estimated at $9,000-$11,000.
A gold and platinum ring set with a 2.85-carat cushion-shaped light yellow diamond flanked by brilliant-cut yellow diamond shoulders carries a $12,000-$15,000 estimate.
On the upper end of the price spectrum is a true showstopper, a platinum ring set with an 8.54-carat G-color round, brilliant-cut diamond flanked by two tapered baguettes, estimated at $90,000-$110,000.
Buyers should also be on the lookout for delicate Victorian and Edwardian pieces, which continue their ascent in popularity begun several years ago, as well as for the many modern design classics that will make an appearance. Among the latter is an iteration of designer Aldo Cipullo’s iconic Love bracelet for Cartier in 18K yellow gold and styled all over with the locking mechanism motif. It is paired with a Cartier 18K tri-color rolling ring. The two pieces together carry an estimate of $1,000-$1,500.
A number of impressive timepieces by Swiss makers will make their star turns. Among the expected performers is an IWC Schaffhausen Portuguese automatic watch with seven-day power reserve, modeled with a white dial and polished stainless steel case, and offered for $4,000-$6,000. A Baume & Mercier watch with an 18K rose gold case and black dial, hailing from the sleek, thin-cased Classima collection, would make a chic addition to any collection. It is expected to earn $2,000-$4,000. Another tempting choice is a Rolex Danaos from the Cellini collection, so-called in homage to Renaissance sculptor and goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini, featuring a black dial and a polished 18K yellow gold case (estimate: $3,000-$5,000).
Luxury buyers will be delighted with the opportunity to purchase an iconic Hermes Kelly bag in much sought-after cognac-colored ostrich leather. This handmade fashion icon is expected to go home on the arm of a lucky buyer for $5,000-$7,000.
The sale will be conducted at the John Moran Headquarters. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the John Moran Offices directly via phone: 626-793-1833 or email: email@example.com for additional information regarding consignment.
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