Sparkling Splendor: Exquisite Jewelry Auction set for New York March 29

Tiffany & Co. 18K gold orchid or calla lily pin or brooch dating to the 1950s, estimated at $5,000-$6,000 at Jasper52.

NEW YORK – On Friday, March 29, beginning at 8 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale titled Sparkling Splendor: Exquisite Jewelry Auction, featuring more than 200 lots of brooches, pins, bangle bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, and other pieces by renowned designers and houses. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Precious metals are fundamental to all forms of jewelry, but few are more beloved than gold in its original color, yellow. The three highlights of this sale all showcase 18K gold.

First among them is a large Tiffany & Co. 18K gold pin or brooch, taking the form of an orchid or a calla lily. It dates to the 1950s, comes with a Tiffany & Co. pouch and box, and is estimated at $5,000-$6,000.

Adding power and ferocity as well as elegance to an outfit is a vintage 18K gold, emerald, ruby, and diamond lioness bangle bracelet by the Greek designer Ilias Lalaounis. It sports 88 emeralds, 22 diamonds, and four rubies in total, and it is estimated at $16,000-$19,000.

Certain to elevate any wardrobe is a vintage Mario Buccellati 18K gold wide cuff bracelet. It weighs in at slightly more than two ounces and sports a pattern of rippling chevrons, and has an estimate of $20,000-$24,000.