Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Important Jewels at Christies

Brooch by Donald Claflin for Tiffany, designed as a pre-Columbine figure flanked either side by a gold staff set with circular-cut diamonds, turquoise, citrine and tormaline, 1967. Est $10,000 - $15,000. Realized $233k in 2015
When stunning designs meet exceptional craftsmanship the results are sought-after at auction.

92-carat, D, IF heart shaped diamond. It sold for $14.9m in 2017.

Art Deco brooch by Cartier, circa 1927, $245,000 in 2013.
Art Deco Green Emerald & Diamond Ring by Cartier. Est $70,000. Sold for $ 1.1m

Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari Serpenti diamond and gold bracelet watch circa 1961. est $15,000. Sold for $974,500

In 1962, Elizabeth Taylor immortalized the Bulgari Serpenti bracelet-watch while working on Cleopatra.

Ruby and diamond earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels circa 1990, doubled their estimate fetching $242,500 in 2015

A ruby ‘camellia’ brooch by JAR circa 1982. It made $4,319,591. This price set a new record for a ruby jewel by JAR.

32.08 carat cushion shaped Burmese ruby and diamond ring by Chaumet. Est $3 to $ 5m, it sold for $6,742,440.