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Tag: Sapphire

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    Graff: Light & Form

    Often called the “king of diamonds,” Laurence Graff is a single-minded businessman and jeweler who established a global brand in five decades. Graff began his journey in the jewelry industry at the age of 15 as an apprentice at a local shop. Soon, he was working independently as a jewelry…

    GRAFF - RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
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    Jewelry, Sterling Silver, Coins & Currency, & Native American Collection

    In the upcoming sale, Alex Cooper Auctioneers will present items from a Native American collection with an emphasis on decorative art and jewelry pieces. A Brutalist domed diamond brooch is one of the featured lots. Produced in 1960, this 18-karat yellow gold brooch is decorated with 14 prong-set diamonds in…

    An Unheated Burmese Sapphire & Diamond Ring in 18K
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    New York Jewels

    The velvet blue Kashmir sapphire was first found in the 18th century and is among the most highly-valued sapphires on the market today. Kashmir sapphires were discovered in the Himalayan mountains at a height of 4,500 meters. Mining operations from 1882 to 1887 led to the discovery of high-quality large…

    A GROUP OF GEM-SET JEWELRY
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    Important Jewelry

    In 1866, Jacob Dreicer and his wife, Gittel, immigrated to New York from Russia. Two years later, the couple opened Dreicer & Co. They were the first American jewelers to introduce the latest diamond cuts from Paris, often creating pieces equalling the better-known Parisian houses. Dreicer & Co. was liquidated…

    Raymond Yard 18kt Gold, Opal, Jade, Sapphire, and Diamond Brooch
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    Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction

    O’Gallerie will present fine art, jewelry, furniture, and more in the upcoming Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction. A bronze sculpture by David Manuel is among the key lots. A self-taught artist, Manuel is best known for his statue series of John Wayne. His sculptures tackle issues related to American expansionism. To…

    WILLIAM MELLOR (United Kingdom, 1851-1931) oil on
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    Fine Jewelry and Timepieces

    Appealing to working women in the 1980s, Bulgari created the Parentesi collection, which was suitable for formal and informal occasions alike. The design was inspired by Rome’s travertine pavement and stone blocks. This stylized “bracket” collection remained popular throughout the 1980s and the rest of the 20th century. The upcoming…

    Fine Jewelry and Timepieces
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    Jewelry and watches Auction. Includes Pocket Watches section

    Morton Subastas presents a collection of jewelry and textiles along with a pocket watch session in the upcoming March auction. Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Ulysse Nardin are among the recognized brands offered in the sale. In the category of jewelry, stones such as emeralds and sapphires are also presented. One…

    ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST. 18K YELLOW GOLD. REF. 6900, CA. 1979 - 1980
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    March Decorative Arts & Antiques Auction

    When the United States raised the cost of European silver imports during the 1840s, John Gorham, of Gorham Silver, saw an opportunity for domestic growth. Less than 20 years later, he was accepting commissions from Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady of the United States. A Gorham sterling silver flatware…

    Great Pair of Japanese Glazed Ceramic Foo Dogs
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    Bidsquare Exclusive Jewels

    Joshua Kodner presents the upcoming Bidsquare Exclusive Jewels auction, featuring a collection of jewelry, watches, and estate pieces. The sale will feature several emerald items, including a pair of emerald and diamond earrings. The step-cut emeralds are accented by marquise-cut diamonds, all set in platinum.   A Ceylon no-heat sapphire ring is…

    EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
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    Joshua Kodner Fine Art

    Frederick Childe Hassam was a leading figure behind The Ten, a group that helped establish the American Impressionist movement in the early 20th century. Hassam’s works documented his travels to various cities and rural areas around the globe. Whether executed in watercolor, oil, or pastel, Hassam focused on the scenic…

    Childe Hassam (AMERICAN, 1859–1935)
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    Palm Beach Fine Jewelry

    The term “mother of pearl” refers to an iridescent nacre coating inside a mollusk shell. It has a multi-colored glow and the thin layer is often crafted into cabochon shapes. One of the leading lots in the upcoming Palm Beach Fine Jewelry auction, to be presented by Hindman, is a…

    BUCCELLATI, DIAMOND RING
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    Fine Jewelry

    The upcoming Fine Jewelry auction, presented by Doyle, offers over 800 lots of jewelry, watches, and more by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, David Webb, Rolex, Patek Philippe, and others. Particularly featured is a luxury handbag collection from the estate of animal rights advocate Mary Max. Inspired by…

    Fine Jewelry
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    Fine Jewelry, Luxury Accessories, Sterling Silver, Coins, Currency & Militia

    The upcoming Fine Jewelry, Luxury Accessories, Sterling Silver, Coins, Currency & Militia auction, presented by Alex Cooper, will offer a GIA certified ring in 18-karat white and rose gold. Featuring a marquise-shaped diamond, the central yellow-green stone is surrounded by a circle of pink and white diamonds.  Established in 1847,…

    A Ladies Jade Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
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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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    Moonlight and Fire: Opals at Auction

    With its flash of color and pattern and a delicate and ethereal quality, the opal is a unique gemstone with no two stones alike. As October’s birthstone, we thought this the perfect time to show off some of the opal pieces we will present for auction this Fall. Lot 316…

    Moonlight and Fire: Opals at Auction
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    Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals

    The upcoming Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals auction offered by  Bonhams will feature a wide range of gemstones, decorative items, rare natural pearls, and much more. Leading the collection is Buccellati’s historical amethyst geode and a silver sculpture titled ‘The Garden of Eden.’ Designed by goldsmith Mario Buccellati in…

    Lapidary Works of Art, Gemstones and Minerals
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    Holiday Fine Jewelry Signature Auction

    Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra, the iconic design of Van Cleef & Arpels. In 1968, Jacques Arpels, inspired by popular decorative patterns, created a gold medallion shaped like a four-leaf clover. Challenging the notion that fine jewelry was only for formal evenings, the ready-to-wear concept of…

    Holiday Fine Jewelry Signature Auction
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    Important Jewelry

    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…

    Sapphire and Diamond Snowflake Brooch, Tiffany & Co.
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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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    Emporium Auction

    From the estate of Dr. Phillip George, the collection of more than 500 pieces captures the creative spirit of Emporium Auction. This auction by Brunk Auctions is a blend of diverse designs and styles, tracing back from 18th to 20th century, from Historical Staffordshire pitcher to modern prints.  Leading the auction is a Sarab gallery…

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