NEW YORK – An Art Deco-era platinum ring with a 3.02-carat cushion-cut diamond, a set of 18K gold, opal and multi-colored gem earrings by Theodoros, and an 18K gold and pearl chain necklace will compete for top-lot status at Jasper52’s next Exclusive Estate and Designer Jewelry auction, which will be conducted on Tuesday, June 27, starting at 4 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The 339-lot sale features a dazzling array of tempting choices, many of which are the work of renowned names, brands and houses. Offerings from Harry Winston include a diamond and platinum ring designed to showcase a 14.04-carat Colombian emerald; a platinum ring sporting a 4.03-carat diamond; a gold, emerald and diamond bangle bracelet dating to the 1990s; a round pair of diamond, pearl and platinum earrings; and a jaunty pin featuring an 18K gold hand holding two playing cards – the king of hearts and the ace of spades.
Selections credited to David Webb include a pair of 18K gold earrings in a pleasingly geometric design; a circa-1990s brooch in the form of a frog rendered with a green enamel body, 18K gold highlights and rubies for eyes; a delicate-looking pair of 18K gold and diamond dangle earrings from the same era; and a brooch that takes the shape of a daisy-like flower with slim white enamel petals and a center comprised of 18K gold and 2.16 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds.
Among the singular standouts are a Rene Boivin flower-form pin, dubbed a tremblant pin because the ruby-tipped stamens of the circa-1940s gold and diamond brooch gently move with the wearer; a powerful-looking, almost muscular 18K gold, diamond and ruby ring from the 1980s by Graff; and an utterly charming 1950s J.E. Caldwell pin in enamel, gold, natural pearls and diamonds, depicting a swan clad in a crown, a white tie, a black tuxedo jacket with tails, and spats.
First among the highlights is a circa-1920s Art Deco platinum ring graced with a 3.02-carat cushion-cut diamond. The stone is of G color and SI1 clarity, comes with a GIA certificate, and the lot notes enthuse it is “very lively and sparkly, it has some magic.” The ring is estimated at $62,000-$74,000.
Next up is an 18K gold chain necklace boasting Tahitian and Akoya pearls, estimated at $19,000-$23,000. Dating to the 1980s, it was made in France and is stamped with a ‘BTF’ maker’s mark.
The final highlight could appear in the dictionary next to the phrase “statement jewelry.” Made in the 2010s by the contemporary Greek jeweler Theodoros, this pair of earrings is not for the shy and retiring. Each features an oval-shape opal dangling within square frames of 18 karat blackened gold that are festooned with multi-color gemstones of varying sizes. Offered with a Theodoros display box, the earrings have an estimate of $34,000-$41,000.
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