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Tag: Van Cleef & Arpels

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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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    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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    Jewelry Online

    Although the American gold dollar coin was proposed several times during the 1830s and 1840s, it was authorized in 1849 only after the California Gold Rush increased the supply. However, the gold dollar became a rarity owing to the American Civil War and the consequent economic crisis. One of the…

    H. Stern Gold, Platinum, Amethyst and Diamond Ring
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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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    Jewels Online Sale

    An Adler necklace and earrings set with a mix of 178 round diamonds and 618 round pink sapphires is one of the key lots in the upcoming Jewels Online sale, presented by Christie's. Another lot of interest is a pair of colored diamond earrings, each set with a rectangular yellow…

    RUBY AND COLOURED SAPPHIRE EAR CLIPS
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    Friday Night Jewels Month-long Online Auction #23155

    Boucheron, a multinational jewelry brand, was founded in 1858. The jewelry house was among the first to explore techniques such as plique-à-jour enamel and various combinations of gold and steel, winning it a gold medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1867. The company’s clientele includes the British Royal Family,…

    Diamond, Enamel, Platinum, Gold Earrings, David Webb
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    Fine and Important Jewelry

    The upcoming Fine and Important Jewelry Auction, presented by Hindman, will offer over 300 lots of jewelry from Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, and more. Among the highlighted lots is a Hawaii convertible jewelry set by Van Cleef & Arpels. Three flowers are centered on a double…

    VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, NEW YORK, RETRO, SAPPHIRE AND FEUILLES DIAMOND BROOCH
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    Jewels Online

    Graff is a multinational jewelry brand founded in the 1960s by jewelry designer Laurence Graff. The company has facilitated many notable diamond sales in history and has received honors such as the De Beers Diamond International Award. The upcoming Jewels Auction, presented by Christie's, will include several pieces from Graff…

    TIFFANY & CO. PALOMA PICASSO AQUAMARINE AND TOURMALINE RING
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    Christie's announces Jewels Online Sale, features a broad selection of iconic designs by renowned jewelers

    Boucheron, Diamond and Enamel Flower Brooches, sold as separate lots, each $6,000-8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. NEW YORK, NY.-Christie’s Jewels Online Sale (April 13-24), features a broad selection of iconic designs by renowned jewelers including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, David Webb, Graff, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura.…

    Christie's announces Jewels Online Sale, features a broad selection of iconic designs by renowned jewelers
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    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times

    A collection of two stainless steel chronograph strap wristwatches, Benrus and Vantage, circa 1950's and 1960's. Diameter: 35 and 37mm, respectively; Length: 8 1/2 to 9 in. Estimate $500-700. Sold for $2,000 (buyer's premium included). On March 24, Freeman’s successfully hosted its first online-only jewelry auction: Luxe | Boutique Jewels…

    Freeman's first online-only auction a success in uncertain times
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    Jewels Online

    Self-taught American jeweler David Webb is known for his bold statement pieces, including his dragon bracelets, animal motifs, and Maltese cross brooches. When Cartier’s creative director Jeanne Toussaint and designer Peter Lemarchand collaborated to create statement jewelry with animal motifs, Webb felt the impacts of the new trend. As Webb…

    Jewels Online
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    Cartier Van Cleef Designer Jewelry Auction

    One of the key lots available in the upcoming Cartier Van Cleef Designer Jewelry auction, presented by Allure Antique Auction Company, is a yellow, cushion-cut diamond. This individual gem is GIA-certified and has a total carat weight of 55.85. The auction also features a vintage Alhambra long necklace designed with…

    Cartier Van Cleef Designer Jewelry Auction
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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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    Important Fine Art & Antique Auction, Including European, American, Asian, And Latin

    Horologist Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin was looking for clockmaking books when he happened to receive two volumes on magic. When Robert-Houdin began to develop various magic tricks, his horology experiments with glass helped create clocks with hidden mechanisms. These clocks developed by Robert-Houdin inspired Cartier’s “mystery clocks,” created by Maurice Coüet in…

    A CARTIER CITRINE, ONYX, CHRYSOPRASE, SILVER AND DIAMOND 'MYSTERY CLOCK', CASE NO. 201207, CIRCA 1970S
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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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    Spring Estates & Modern Art Auction

    The first Rolex 6542 GMT-Master was introduced in 1954 to fulfill Pan-Am Airlines’ request of a watch that could simultaneously display two time zones at once. A 24-hour hand and a rotating bezel were included in the original model. The GMT-Master was named after the Greenwich Mean Time, which could…

    James Houston for Steuben Thistle Rock w/Box
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    Designer Certified Diamond Gold Jewelry Fine Art Sale

    American jeweler David Webb made bold statement jewelry pieces that were often worn by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Lana Turner, and Merle Oberon. In his short career, Webb’s designs also made an impression on some of the most influential jewelry collectors of the era. He is considered…

    14k Yellow Gold Opal Onyx Inlay 23mm CuffLinks
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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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    Incredible Russian Gold Diamond Jewelry Sale

    One of the most recognized luxury jewelry designs from Van Cleef & Arpels is the Alhambra. The talismanic design of the Alhambra was inspired by four-leaf clovers and debuted in 1968. In the 1970s, the design became fashionable among celebrities who wore layers of Alhambra necklaces with different gemstones. The…

    Van Cleef & Arpels 18k Gold Vintage Alhambra Necklace
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    Valentine’s Estate Jewelry, Coins & Collectibles

    The Golconda mines in southern India have produced some of the most historic diamonds since the time of the Moghul Emperors. Jeweler Laurence Graff’s artistic journey began with a 1974 acquisition of a yellow diamond, the Star of Bombay from the Golconda mines. He bought the diamond from a European…

    Graff 8.56ct Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring