NEW YORK – On Wednesday, December 15, starting at 7 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a luxury sale titled Antique Jewelry: 1850-1910. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the 219 lots are a Victorian ruby, diamond, silver and yellow gold bracelet; a circa-1910 Tiffany & Co., Edwardian platinum and diamond bracelet; a circa-1870s Persian tiara in yellow gold, with diamonds and rubies; a French Victorian-era riviere necklace with diamonds set in 18K rose gold and silver; an Edwardian hand-cut diamond ring; a circa-1900-1910 cameo brooch featuring a carved Greek mythology scene; a Victorian necklace featuring 14K yellow gold, turquoise, rose cut diamonds and pearls: a Victorian butterfly brooch in gold with diamonds and rubies; and a circa-1900 set of emerald and diamond dangle earrings, to name a mere few.
Worthy of your attention is a circa-1900-1910 cameo brooch that showcases a carved Greek mythology motif. It is set in a 14K yellow gold frame festooned with delicate blooms bearing six petals each. It carries an estimate of $3,000-$3,500.
A second head-turner of note is a French Victorian-era diamond riviere necklace with 18K rose gold and silver, measuring 15.5in long. It features 24 Old European and old mine cut diamonds with a collective weight of approximately 27 carats; the center diamond is approximately 3.60 carats. The gems range from J to P color and are of VS clarity. The antique piece is described as being in “great condition; wear consistent with age and use.” It is estimated at $55,000-$66,000.
Rounding out the highlights is a French butterfly brooch created around the turn of the 20th century and boasting diamonds and rubies set in 18K gold and white gold. The delightful confection is set with Old mine cut diamonds. The diamond in the center is approximately 0.59 of a carat, and the total weight of the diamonds is approximately 11.50 carats. Rubies serve as the butterfly’s eyes. The brooch is estimated at $15,000-$18,000.
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