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A citrine and gold jewelry suite Raymond Yard made for actress Joan Crawford brought $200,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

Jewelry designer Raymond Yard rose to the challenge

A citrine and gold jewelry suite Raymond Yard made for actress Joan Crawford brought $200,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

A citrine and gold jewelry suite Raymond Yard made for actress Joan Crawford brought $200,000 plus the buyer’s premium in May 2022. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions and LiveAuctioneers

NEW YORK — The life of Raymond C. Yard (1898-1964) demonstrates the power of a heavy-hitting early endorsement. Born to a railroad conductor and a stay-at-home mother, he began his career in the jewelry trade as a door attendant and errand boy for Marcus & Co at age 13, one of the top jewelry firms in New York City. Yard went from earning three dollars a week to becoming one of its top salesmen. In 1922, at the urging of one of Marcus’ most affluent patrons, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., he decided to hang his own shingle on Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue. Rockefeller promised to bring Yard business and he kept his word, not only having the young man design jewelry for his wedding but recommending him to his friends. The jeweler was soon courted by movie stars and high society clients, many of whom commissioned statement pieces from him.

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1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $31,250

1971 Chevy Impala drove away with top lot honors at EstateofMind

 

1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $31,250

1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible, $31,250

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – A 1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible that had been sitting, undriven, in a heated garage for 30 years sped off to a new owner for $31,250, and a 1972 Chevrolet Malibu earned $6,300 despite having some rust issues during a two-session estate auction conducted on May 21 by EstateOfMind Auctions.

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Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, est. $57,200-$62,400

Designer Jewelry & Watches sale serves glamour 237 ways, May 10

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, est. $57,200-$62,400

Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, est. $57,200-$62,400

NEW YORK – An 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, a Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and sapphire flower basket brooch, and a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry & Watches auction, which will take place Tuesday, May 10, starting at 11 am Eastern time.

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14K yellow gold bejeweled ballerina brooch, est. $300-$500

Michaan’s to host eclectic Gallery Sale, Feb. 19

14K yellow gold bejeweled ballerina brooch, est. $300-$500

14K yellow gold bejeweled ballerina brooch, est. $300-$500

ALAMEDA, Calif. – On Saturday, February 19, Michaan’s will conduct a Gallery Auction laden with art, furniture, decorative arts, Asian art and jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Tiffany & Co Schlumberger sapphire and emerald Pineapple brooch, Est. $4,000-$6,000

Hindman embraces the sparkle of Palm Beach Jewelry, Feb. 10

Tiffany & Co Schlumberger sapphire and emerald Pineapple brooch, Est. $4,000-$6,000

Tiffany & Co Schlumberger sapphire and emerald Pineapple brooch, Est. $4,000-$6,000

PALM BEACH, Fla. – On February 10, Hindman Auctions will offer jewelry by legendary designers in its Palm Beach Jewelry auction – pieces ideal for anyone looking to add pieces to their collection that are simultaneously bold and sophisticated. The sale features everything from timeless statement jewelry to nature-inspired works. Illustrious jewelers Tiffany & Co., Elizabeth Locke and David Webb will be represented, and so too will be an assortment of iconic designs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Circa-1900 French butterfly brooch with diamonds and rubies, est. $15,000-$18,000

Jasper52 offers stunning Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, Dec. 15

Circa-1900 French butterfly brooch with diamonds and rubies, est. $15,000-$18,000

Circa-1900 French butterfly brooch with diamonds and rubies, est. $15,000-$18,000

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.

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Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000

More than 20 Oscar Heyman jewels enliven Heritage Dec. 6 sale

 Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000


Oscar Heyman diamond, ruby and emerald baby gorilla brooch, est. $10,000-$15,000

DALLAS – On Dec. 6, Heritage Auctions will offer one of the finest single-owner collections of Oscar Heyman jewels that the auction house has ever presented. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diamond ring by Taffin, est. $250,000 - $350,000

Hindman readies diamond rings for Sept. 13 jewelry auction

Diamond ring by Taffin, est. $250,000 - $350,000

Diamond ring by Taffin, est. $250,000 – $350,000

CHICAGO – On September 13, Hindman Auctions will present its fall Important Jewelry auction which will be highlighted by an impressive selection of engagement rings. Brooches and cuff bracelets will also be among exceptional lots presented. Top designers such as Verdura, Harry Winston, Sterle, Cartier, Bulgari, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Arpels and Boucheron will be represented in the auction offerings. Important collections to be featured include property from the collection of an elegant lady (Palm Beach, Florida), property from the estate of Suzanne Rickards (Richfield, Ohio), property from the collection of Mrs. A. Edward Allinson (Palm Beach, Florida) and property of the Hirschfield estate (Santa Barbara, California). Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000

Vera Ralston collection adds sparkle to John Moran May 11-12 sale

Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000

Emerald-cut diamond ring with flanking baguettes, estimated at $120,000-$180,000

MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran’s Fine Jewelry & Timepieces sale offers connoisseurs a myriad of gemstones and pieces from prominent brands such as Cartier, Tiffany, and Breitling. The sale will take place on May 11-12 and will feature the jewelry collection of the late movie actress Vera Ralston. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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