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Category: Objects de Vertu

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    Upcoming Most Wanted II Auction Highlights Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Victorian Jewelry

    Art Nouveau, meaning “new art,” was a short-lived period that had a lasting impact on jewelry design and other art forms. Marked by flowing lines and curves, Art Nouveau found inspiration in women and nature. Flowers, fruit, and insects frequently appeared in Art Nouveau jewelry designs. Several Art Nouveau jewelry…

    Art Nouveau 18K Plique A Jour Enamel Ruby & Diamond
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    Jewelry Online

    Established in 1969, the Jean Mahie design firm resulted in a partnership between Jacline Mazard and her father-in-law, Jean-Marie Mazard. Jacline displayed an unusual artistic ability from a young age. Recognizing her talent, Jean-Marie channeled Jacline’s expertise into a successful jewelry line. Since then, the Jean Mahie duo has become…

    Maz Pair of Gold, Shell and Split Pearl Earrings
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    Jewels Online

    Since 1977, Joel Arthur Rosenthal (JAR) has produced around 70 to 80 pieces of jewelry a year, each of them one of a kind. Referred to as the “Fabergé of our times,” JAR’s pieces have been worn by such style icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Elle Macpherson, Barbara Walters, and Princess…

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    Jewelry Week / Jewels - Session 1

    The upcoming series of auctions held during Finarte’s Jewelry Week will include jewels, watches, silver, and high-quality coins. The first session of this series is dedicated to jewelry. Pieces embellished with diamonds, precious gemstones, and micromosaics will be on offer, including necklaces, rings, brooches, and lapels. Available at the event…

    A 18K yellow gold, coral and jadeite brooch, defects
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    Jewelry Week/Jewels – Session 2

    Throughout history, jewelry has conveyed status, wealth, and power. In the second auction of Finarte‘s upcoming Jewelry Week, several pieces from Chaumet, Gavello, Damiani, and Cartier can be found. Created by Marie-Étienne Nitot in Paris, France, the House of Chaumet has been making luxury jewelry since 1780. Featured in this…

    A 18K two-color gold and diamond brooch
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    Jewelry & Silver

    The upcoming Jewelry & Silver sale, presented by Elstob & Elstob, offers antique jewelry and signed pieces from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Among the highlighted lots is a Cartier laque burgauté compact from 1925. The technique of applying pieces of seashells to lacquer originated in China during the Ming…

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    Jewels & Precious Objects

    Sautoir necklaces were first worn among the English nobility in the 17th century but did not reach the rest of the populace until the Art Deco period. These long necklaces sometimes measured over four feet long and were designed to match the flapper dresses of the 1920s. A multi-colored sapphire…

    Suite of Modernist coral and gold jewelry
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    The Magnificent Wakil Emerald Emerges for Auction

    A dazzling highlight of the forthcoming virtual Smith & Singer auction of Important Jewels, Watches & Objects of Virtu will be The Wakil Emerald, an exceptional platinum, gold, emerald and diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1974, from the collection of Isaac Wakil AO and the late Susan Wakil AO.  Offered…

    The Magnificent Wakil Emerald Emerges for Auction
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    American Indian Art

    Included in the upcoming American Indian Art auction is a Bannock sinew-backed bow with arrows and a Sioux quilled shirt and leggings from the collection of General Herbert Everett Tutherly. Also featured is a Northern Plains pipe tomahawk with a buffalo cutout from the Stanley Slocum Collection.  Presented in this…

    Otoe Beaded Hide Moccasins
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    Gem Designer Jewelry Estate Bronze Sculptures

    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…

    Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Diamond 6 Motif
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    March Fine Jewels

    Available in the upcoming March Fine Jewels auction, offered by Fortuna Auction, is a 4.95-carat diamond ring. Set in platinum, the piece features a pear brilliant-cut diamond and two tapered baguette-cut diamonds. Included with the lot is a GIA report stating the gem’s D color and VVS1 clarity. According to…

    5.01-Carat Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring
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    Jewelry at Stair

    In 1916, the public got its first glimpse of Renault combat armored tanks. Louis Cartier was so impressed by the geometry of those tanks that it became his muse for a new line of men’s wristwatches. He designed the prototype in 1917, which quickly became popular. In the preface of…

    Reinstein Ross 22k Braided Gold and Aquamarine Ring
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    2020 February Fine Jewels

    Gemologists divide diamonds into two types based on the levels of nitrogen in the stone’s chemical structure. Type IIa diamonds are the most scientifically pure and are noted for their clarity. A 5-carat Type IIa diamond will be featured in the upcoming Fine Jewels auction, offered by Fortuna Auction. The…

    5.16-Carat Very Fine Ruby and Diamond Ring
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    Watches, Jewelry, Fine Art, Antiques And Midcentury Modern

    In 1976, Patek Philippe, one of the most esteemed luxury wristwatch brands, introduced the Nautilus to the market. The shape of the watch was unprecedented, using an octagon bezel and curved edges. The name, Nautilus, comes from the submarine described in Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. An…

    Breguet 18kt Le Reveil du Tsar, 5707
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    Important European & American Fine Art, Antique & Jewelry Auction

    As a prominent painter in the Florentine Renaissance of the late 1400s, Sandro Botticelli was married to his work. He was trained at the feet of masters before overtaking his teachers and making his own contributions to Italy’s artistic Renaissance. Known best for his religious and mythological works, such as…

    Attributed to Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510)
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    Important Jewels

    Fortuna Auction presents a collection of estate jewels and gemstones in the upcoming Important Jewels auction. Featured are pieces from Harry Winston. Every jewelry item by the brand bears slight differences in the cut of the stone and the style of setting. Available in this sale is a pair of…

    Harry Winston Diamond Earrings
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    Dondé Foundation - Timepieces and Jewelry

    The Rafael Dondé Foundation supports the education of underprivileged children in Mexico. The upcoming Timepieces and Jewelry auction, offered by , will help fund the foundation and its initiatives. Featured in this auction is a diamond necklace made of 90 brilliant-cut diamonds; together they weigh approximately 56 carats. The diamonds…

    Dondé Foundation – Timepieces and Jewelry
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    Fine Jewelry

    The upcoming Fine Jewelry auction presented by Rago features an array of jewelry both modern and antique. The auction offers diamond engagement rings, amethyst combs, brooches, classic wristwatches, and textiles. This collection includes jewelry from Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef and Arpels. Leading the sale is a light…

    Fine Jewelry
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    Magnificent Jewels

    The upcoming Magnificent Jewels auction presented by Fortuna Auction will highlight luxury jewelry and watches. Featured items from Tiffany & Co. and Marcus & Co. will be on offer, as well as watches from Cartier and Patek Phillipe. The highest valued item in the auction is a solitaire diamond ring,…

    Tiffany & Co. 3.96-Carat Pear-Shaped Diamond Necklace with Ring Mounting
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    Jewelry and Timepieces: Discovery Auction

    The upcoming Jewelry and Timepieces: Discovery Auction by Cowan’s Auctions features high quality items that range from antique to contemporary. Each timepiece has been chosen for its craftsmanship, and highlights include a 1940’s gold wristwatch by Patek Phillipe, a rose gold watch by Longines, and a handsome sterling silver WWI…

    PR-210 Jewelry and Timepieces Discovery Auction by Cowans Auctions