Jean Schlumberger dolphin brooch prize catch in Heritage sale April 19

Diamond and gold brooch, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Heritage Auctions image

Diamond and gold brooch, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

NEW YORK – An extraordinary multistone diamond and gold dolphin brooch – designed by Parisian artist and jeweler Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. – highlights more than 1,300 lots in Heritage Auctions’ first fine jewelry auction of the year. The April 19 auction in New York draws together large-carat colored diamonds, Burma rubies and sapphires, and unmounted gemstones for an event in which color is king.

“The market demand for large, colorful pieces is particularly strong and at 5.45 total carats, the iconic Jean Schlumberger dolphin brooch (above) is likely to spark serious interest,” said Jill Burgum, senior director of fine jewelry at Heritage Auctions. “This auction is bursting with colorful showpieces.”

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

A deep selection of large-carat diamonds starts with a platinum ring featuring a pear-shaped diamond weighing 6.69 carats (below), which is estimated at $90,000-$120,000.

 

This ring features a pear-shaped diamond measuring 16.37 x 10.53 x 6.61mm and weighing 6.69 carats, enhanced by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, set in platinum. Estimate: $90,000-$120,000. Heritage Auctions image

This ring features a pear-shaped diamond measuring 16.37 x 10.53 x 6.61mm and weighing 6.69 carats, enhanced by tapered baguette-cut diamonds, set in platinum. Estimate: $90,000-$120,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

A fancy deep yellow diamond, diamond, platinum, gold ring with a center stone weighing 5.02 carats (below) carries an estimate of $55,000-$75,000.

 

Diamond, platinum and gold ring featuring a cushion-shaped fancy deep yellow diamond measuring 10.94 x 8.87 x 5.75mm and weighing 5.02 carats. Estimate: $55,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image

Diamond, platinum and gold ring featuring a cushion-shaped fancy deep yellow diamond measuring 10.94 x 8.87 x 5.75mm and weighing 5.02 carats. Estimate: $55,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image

 

A generous diamond, white gold bracelet with full-cut diamonds weighs a total of 72.23 carats (est. $60,000-$80,000), while a set of diamond, platinum earrings – a pair of sparklers offering approximately 9.00 carats – features round and pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds (est. $20,000-$30,000).

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.