Alexandrite, the rarest and most valuable of all other gemstones, was first discovered in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1834 by French mineralist Nils Gustaf Nordenskiöld. Named after Alexander the Second, Czar of Russia, this gemstone is popularly known as ‘emerald by day, ruby by night’ as it changes from green color in daylight to red color in incandescent light. One such vintage Edwardian design Alexandrite and diamond pendant is the highlight of Skinner’s upcoming ‘Important Jewelry’ Auction. The pendant is made out of the hallmark metal of Edwardian jewelry, platinum. The cushion-cut alexandrite is set with old European and old single-cut diamonds.
A 19.40 carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, is one of the highlighted pieces from the auction. An Art Deco platinum and diamond solitaire, set with an old European-cut diamond, with shield-shaped diamond shoulders by Tiffany & Co. and a vintage Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Strap Bracelet are among the notable pieces from the auction. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, and more will be available in this sale. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Holiday (250), Decorative Arts (2), Jewelry (238), Watches & Clocks (7), Collectibles (3)
# of Lots:250
Price Range:$500 - $200,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Sapphire and Diamond Ring|| Estimate: |
|18kt Gold and Diamond Cuff Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|18kt Gold and Diamond Signature Necklace, Tiffany & Co.|| Estimate: |
|18kt Gold and Diamond Brooch and Earclips|| Estimate: |
|Platinum, Ruby, and Diamond Brooch|| Estimate: |