Doyle Brings Important Jewelry in Upcoming Auction, From Moonstone Brooches to Alhambra NecklacesApr 12, 2022 12:00 EDT
Brooches weren’t always worn as a style statement. Dating back to the Bronze Age, they started as functional accessories mainly used to secure pieces of clothing on the wearer. Over the centuries, brooches acquired the status of fashionable and decorative items. One of the lots available at Doyle’s upcoming Important Jewelry Auction is a Van Cleef & Arpels gold, moonstone, and diamond fairy brooch. The brooch is shaped like a dancing fairy holding a magic wand. An oval cabochon moonstone represents the face of the fairy and a small round diamond tips her wand.
Several additional pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels highlight the sale, including an iconic gold Alhambra necklace and a pair of gold, coral, green onyx, and diamond Philippine rings. An International Watch Co. gentleman’s gold Portuguese minute repeater wristwatch is available as well. It features a mechanical movement encased in a circular off-white dial. View the full catalog or place a bid on Doyle’s website.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (131)
# of Lots:131
Price Range:$3,000 - $5,000,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Two Unmounted Fancy Blue Diamonds|| Estimate: |
|International Watch Co. Gentleman's Gold 'Portuguese' Minute Repeater Wristwatch, No. 003/250, Ref. IW524202|| Estimate: |
|Van Cleef & Arpels Gold, Moonstone and Diamond Fairy Brooch|| Estimate: |