CHICAGO – On September 13, Hindman Auctions will present its fall Important Jewelry auction which will be highlighted by an impressive selection of engagement rings. Brooches and cuff bracelets will also be among exceptional lots presented. Top designers such as Verdura, Harry Winston, Sterle, Cartier, Bulgari, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron will be represented in the auction offerings. Important collections to be featured include property from the collection of an elegant lady (Palm Beach, Florida), property from the estate of Suzanne Rickards (Richfield, Ohio), property from the collection of Mrs. A. Edward Allinson (Palm Beach, Florida) and property of the Hirschfield estate (Santa Barbara, California). Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The standout lot of the sale will be a spectacular diamond ring by Taffin, estimated at $250,000-350,000 and featured on the catalog cover. The ring contains a cushion-cut diamond weighing 5.89 carats and numerous single cut diamonds. The diamond is Internally Flawless, D color, and is Type IIa (which is a classification for the most chemically pure diamonds, such as the famed Golconda diamonds). Another notable diamond ring is an exceptional 5.12 carat emerald-cut diamond, estimated at $125,000- $175,000, which is D color, VVS2 clarity, and has no fluorescence. Additionally, the sale features more than 20 outstanding diamond rings of different shapes ranging from 7.13 to 1.85 carats, D to Q color and VVS1 to SI2 clarity.
An exquisite selection of cuffs will be offered. One notable cuff is a Verdura, yellow gold, multi-gem and diamond Sunburst cuff bracelet estimated at $30,000- $50,000. This bold bracelet consists of a curbed cuff topped with a black enamel sunburst containing one oval cabochon pink tourmaline, four pear cabochon peridots, four cultured pearls and four round brilliant-cut diamonds. Other elegant pieces in the auction include an agate, garnet and enamel cuff bracelet by Verdura, estimated at $7,000-$9,000, and two cuffs by Mario Buccellati, each estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
Brooches also rank among the highlights. A particularly whimsical example that will be offered is a Cartier, London, coral and emerald bird brooch, comprising a coral branch with a yellow gold bird and estimated at $5,000-$7,000. An Edwardian diamond brooch, estimated at $9,000-$11,000, is a timeless selection. Other strong lots include a Boucheron yellow gold, platinum and diamond brooch, estimated at $5,000-$7,000, and a Birks multicolor sapphire, spinel and diamond brooch, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
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