A pair of English Edwardian platinum and 15 karat gold cuff links with amethysts and diamonds. The cuff links have two cabochon amethysts with an approximate total weight of 19.60 carats, and 72 rose-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of .32 carat. The amethysts are millegrain platinum set in an overlapping ribbon motif. Double sided.
|Dimensions: 5/8" length x 1/2" width|
|Item #: CS-16163|
|Price: $7,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Art Nouveau 18 karat gold and plique à jour brooch with diamond, amethysts and pearl by Louis Zorra. The brooch has an old mine-cut diamond with an approximate total weight of .65 carats, 21 round bezel set amethysts with an approximate total weight of 1.10 carats, and a hanging, enamel capped pearl. Similar pictured in Imperishable Beauty Art Nouveau Jewelry, by Yvonne J. Markowitz and Elyse Zorn Karlin, MFA Publications Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008, pages 8 and 68."Zorra was possibly born in Italy, working in Paris during the Art Nouveau period)...he moved to Paris from Asti, Italy, and exhibited at the Salon des artistes français, receiving an honorable mention in 1902." Markowitz and Karlin in Imperishable Beauty, pg. 151.
|Artist: Louis Zorra|
|Signed: “Emily C, Minor” “V.B.K. From C.W.W”|
|Dimensions: 1 3/4 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in width|
|Item #: BO-16930|
|Price: $22,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A Retro platinum ring with aquamarine, diamonds, and rubies. The ring has a rectangular-cut aquamarine with an approximate weight of 16.10 carats, 8 baguette diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, 28 round diamonds with an approximate total weight of .80 carats, and 8 calibre rubies with an approximate total weight of .44 carats. The jewelry historian Neil Letson coined the term "Retro" to describe the bold and vibrant jewelry of the period that ran from the late 1930s through 1950, which diverged in style from the earlier Art Deco period of the 1920's and 30's. The jewelry of the period is characterized by the bold, oversized and three dimensional use of precious metals. Retro jewels often feature massive, emerald-cut aquamarines, citrines and amethyst, accented with smaller rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Retro bracelets, watches and necklaces reflected the glamour and enchantment that Hollywood inspired during times of crisis. The movies provided a wartime escape into a world of fantasy and romance that was "larger than life".Size: 7 1/4; can be sized.
|Item #: R-17064|
|Price: $25,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An Antique English 18 karat gold necklace with amethysts. The necklace has 16 faceted oval cut amethyst stones with a slight graduation in size, prong set in granulated gold collets, with an approximate total weight of 350 carats. A Rivière is a necklace that is comprised of gemstones of the same species that are all the same size and shape or graduate smoothly in size. Historically, the gemstones were set in separate collets and later in prong or claw mountings. The style was first popular in the late 17th century and gave the effect of a continuous, shinning stream around the neck.
|Dimensions: 16-1/2"'' length|
|Item #: N-17640|
|Price: $17,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
Bulgari Late-20th Century Toumaline, Rubellites, Periodot, Citrine, Amethyst, Iolite and Gold Collar Necklace
A late 20th Century 18 karat gold necklace with pink tourmalines, rubellites, peridots, citrines, amethysts, tourmalines and iolites by Bulgari. The necklace is composed of pairs of articulated polished gold links of overlapping ribbons spaced by 23 flexibly-set drop-shaped links, set throughout with 69 oval and pear-shaped cabochon pink tourmalines, rubellites, peridots, citrines, amethysts, tourmalines and iolites with the approximate total weight of 136 carats. With signed case.With original advertisement of the necklace.This necklace was photographed for the cover of a Bulgari brochure in 1989 and is pictured in Bvlgari, by Daniela Mascetti and Amanda Triossi, Abbevillle Press, 1996, page 192, Plate 212."The materials used by Bulgari are the result of a careful selection. Gemstones are chosen for their inherent beauty...and they are always perfectly matched. It is not easy to find a range of gemstones that are homogeneous in colour, clarity, shape and size...," Mascetti and Triossi in Bvlgari, page 194.
|Signed: “Bulgari”, “1988”, with maker's mark|
|Dimensions: 14-?'' length x 1-1/16'' width|
|Item #: N-17523|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|
A French Mid-20th Century 18 karat gold bracelet with amethysts. The dimensional link bracelet has 5 square-cut amethysts with an approximate total weight of 2.50 carats. The bracelet is composed of 5 rectangular flexible links connected with 5 amethyst set oval links.
|Signed: French control mark|
|Dimensions: 7" length x 7/8" width|
|Item #: BA-17734|
|Price: $11,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
An English Antique silver top 15 karat gold brooch with diamonds. The brooch has 45 old mine-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 2.45 carats. With detachable gold brooch fitting. Stars were the most popular jewelry motif during the Grand Victorian Era of the 1860's to the 1880's. They were carved into the tops of amethysts and carbuncles, centered on brooches, bracelets and lockets, and pavèd with pearls, turquoise, opals and diamonds. Early stars were relatively flat, later in the 19th century a more dimensional form of the motif would emerge, as this jewel shows.
|Dimensions: 1'' diameter|
|Item #: BO-17941|
|Price: $5,000 – Call: (212) 644-6400|
A French made Late-20th Century 18 karat polished gold ring with ruby, diamond and amethyst by Bulgari. The ring has 3 cabochon rubies with an approximate total weight of 6.46 carats, 30 square buff-cut rubies with an approximate total weight of 4.73 carats, 20 full-cut diamonds with an approximate total weight of 1.05 carats and 8 calibre cut amethysts. Provenance: property of Shirley Temple Black.
|Signed: "Bulgari" "1989" "750" French maker and assay marks.|
|Dimensions: Size 6; this ring can be sized.|
|Item #: R-18028|
|Price: Price on Request. Call (212) 644-6400|