French jeweler Jules René Boivin established his namesake house in 1890. Madame René Boivin took over as the successor of the jewelry house after her husband’s death. She preferred voluminous designs with colored precious stones. Boivin jewelry came to be celebrated for its bold character. The starfish-shaped brooch is one of the company’s classic designs, popular ever since it was created in 1937. An Art Deco Boivin sapphire and diamond starfish brooch (1938) is a key highlight of the upcoming sale from Phillips. It is set with a cushion-shaped sapphire, flanked by vintage, circular- and single-cut diamond-set rays accentuated by circular-cut sapphires and blue enamel. These are mounted in platinum and 18-karat white gold. Another noteworthy piece is an Aldo Cipullo onyx and gold necklace. Studded with alternating circular onyx and gold disc links, the neck piece is made of 18-karat yellow gold. During his lifetime, Cipullo worked with famous jewelry houses such as David Webb, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier.
An interesting fancy deep yellow diamond ring also leads the listings. It is set with a cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 44.89 carats. Visit Phillips to view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Jewels sale.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (141)
# of Lots:141
Price Range:$3,000 - $800,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Important Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring|| Estimate: |
|René Boivin Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Brooch 'Starfish'|| Estimate: |
|Pair of Diamond Earrings|| Estimate: |
|Diamond Rivière Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Aldo Cipullo Onyx and Gold Necklace|| Estimate: |