Something special awaits you at Jasper52’s Sept. 3 Fine Jewelry & Gemstones Auction
NEW YORK – Quality and beauty form a gleaming partnership in Jasper52’s September 3 auction of fine jewelry and gemstones. The 67-lot selection comprises a mix of loose gemstones and jewelry – antique through contemporary – with that unmistakable look of superiority that can only come through astute connoisseurship. The expertly curated auction will be conducted online, with absentee and Internet live bidding available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Pendants are among the most versatile of jewelry items. They’re equally at home when suspended from a long, sleek chain or added to a charm bracelet. Lot 4 (shown above) is an irresistible example. It’s a late-1940s 14K yellow gold pendant with four cabochon-cut lapis lazuli stones in a setting that recalls Faberge’s fine work. With a total weight of 6.8 dwt, the pendant is expected to attract a winning bid of $300-$350.
Another eye-catcher is Lot 12, a 14K yellow gold, diamond and ruby-encrusted lobster slide pendant. The fancy 2½-inch-long crustacean is fully articulated, a testament to the workmanship that went into its design. Even the antennae are mounted on springs, allowing them to move. There are 12 full-cut diamonds in each claw, 10 full-cut diamonds in the tail section, as well as two full-cut diamonds under the eyes and 12 in the thorax carapace. Two cabochon rubies serve as its eyes, and 4 more adorn the antennae. Additionally, there are 48 pave-set diamonds and 34 channel-set rubies. Truly, this is a modern masterpiece that should easily reach or surpass its $825-$925 estimate.
There’s no mistaking a fine tanzanite, with its blue/violet coloration. Jasper52 is offering as Lot 41 a 4.02-carat loose tanzanite gemstone that has been certified by a reputable European laboratory. Faceted to show off its rich hues, the stone is the perfect size to set in a ring. Estimate: $650-$750
Lot 48 is a 14K yellow gold brooch and drop-earrings suite, set with pearls and natural sapphires. The total sapphire weight is .36 carats, and the AAA Akoya pearls are 5mm in diameter. This ultra-chic offering is estimated at $750-$850.
Simplicity is the keyword defining Lot 65, a pair of gentleman’s mid-century 14K white gold and diamond cufflinks. Each cufflink is styled as a flat oval and accented with a central diamond. Total diamond weight: .14 carats. Quietly elegant and suitable for daywear or evening attire, this pair of cufflinks is expected to attract bids in the $500-$550 range.
Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend, especially when set in a 14K gold antique ring of timeless design. Lot 67 fits that description and features a .80-carat G/VS1 diamond. This stunning sparkler is a size 4-3/4 and is estimated at $2,700-$3,000.
Jasper52’s Fine Jewelry & Gemstones Auction will begin at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Sept. 3.