During the Second World War, Van Cleef & Arpels opened a New York City boutique in 1942. The established French brand began to fuse its traditional European designs with American pop culture, particularly by expanding its use of gold and semi-precious stones. By the 1960s, the New York location was well-established in the American landscape. Featured in the upcoming Allure Antique Auction Company jewelry event is a 1966 Van Cleef & Arpels diamond necklace. The piece is composed of more than 70 graduating diamonds, all set in platinum. A marquise-shaped diamond and two baguettes are centered, with round diamonds completing the strand.
Several pieces from Tiffany & Co. will also be highlighted in this auction, including a Jean Schlumberger yellow gold, diamond, and enamel bracelet. Schlumberger joined Tiffany in 1956 and was among the few jewelers allowed to sign his work. A more contemporary Tiffany piece on offer is a diamond and platinum necklace from the Paper Flowers collection. Launched in 2018, the series was the first designed by Tiffany’s new Chief Artistic Officer, Reed Krakoff. He spoke with InStyle about his inspiration for the Paper Flowers collection: “I wanted to design a fine jewelry collection that a person could wear every day and in all sorts of situations, both formally but also in a casual way.” The available necklace incorporates 620 stones.
A selection of rings, pendants, and bracelets from Harry Winston, Cartier, and Bulgari are also presented. One leading lot is a Cartier engagement ring with a 4.01-carat center diamond. Balancing the jewelry items are 47 bronze sculptures, many depicting variations of the human figure. Visit Bidsquare to explore the complete listings and register to bid.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (46), Sculptures and Carvings (46), Jewelry (152), Bracelets & Bangles (53), Earrings (22), Necklaces & Pendants (38), Rings (35)
# of Lots:200
Price Range:$500 - $250,000.
Interesting lots include:
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|Cartier 950 4.01ct Center Diamond Engagement Ring Gia|| Estimate: |
|Diamond necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels, New York, 1966|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 18k Diamond Enamel Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Tiffany & Co Flowers 8.56tcw Diamond Cluster Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Harry Winston Platinum Diamond Stud Earrings|| Estimate: |
|Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium Blue Dial 45.6mm Automatic|| Estimate: |