NEW YORK – A platinum and diamond necklace with 8.50 carats of Colombian emeralds; a Cartier Art Deco emerald, diamond and platinum ring; and a circa-1900 pin sporting a large apple green demantoid garnet and ruby accents will compete for top-lot status at Jasper52’s Estate Jewelry Auction. It will be conducted on Sunday, May 21, beginning at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The May 21 sale is huge, containing no fewer than 929 lots. White gold dominates the pieces with the heftiest estimates. Choices include a contemporary white gold and diamond engagement ring; a white gold and diamond crescent link necklace by Alberto & Lina, Capri; white gold, diamond and jade hoop earrings, with the jade pieces colored half in green and half in rust orange; several examples of white gold and diamond stud earrings; a white gold and diamond triple row eternity ring; a white gold and diamond tennis bracelet; and a 1970s white gold and diamond ring in an oval design.
Also, being an estate sale, the lineup contains an abundance of unusual and rarely seen pieces. Among them are a unique circa-1960s Tiffany & Co. and Chopard open frame elliptical link wristwatch; a brooch from the same period in the form of a gold unicorn head with a gold and diamond horn, holding a diamond, white gold and sapphire flower in its mouth; an open-frame rectangular textured 18K gold link brooch by Wade; a Victorian silver-mounted ram’s horn spirit lamp in the form of a dragon with its head tilted back and howling; a gold and diamond ring centered on a 16.66-carat deep blue tanzanite; a men’s Art Deco platinum, diamond and cat’s eye chrysoberyl pinky ring; and a 1960s gold and lapis lazuli bead necklace.
But the sale’s highlights showcase the glories of the color green. The first of them is a platinum and diamond necklace that sports 8.50 carats of rectangular-cut emeralds with excellent clarity. It also contains 405 round-, marquise-, and square-cut diamonds with a collective weight of 48.88 carats. It is estimated at $122,000-$146,000.
Another highlight that showcases emeralds is a Cartier Art Deco platinum, emerald and diamond ring, which has an estimate of $270,000-$324,000. The size 5 1/2 ring centers on a 12.25-carat natural beryl rectangular green emerald that is accompanied by 10 round-cut diamonds that together weigh 0.20 of a carat.
Completing the highlights is a circa-1900 pin from the MKDK personal collection that showcases a 3.89-carat apple green demantoid garnet. The pin, which is of circular form and Russian origin, also has round-cut rubies as accent stones. It is estimated at $20,000-$24,000.
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