rare gem for both its size and remarkably even, saturated hue.
Rounding out the selection of important colored gemstones is a pair of sapphire and diamond ear
pendants, with two cushion-cut sapphires weighing 27.46 and 29.50 carats, respectively (pictured
page one, left; estimate: $150,000-250,000); an emerald bead and diamond necklace by Tiffany &
Co., with three strands of graduated emerald beads and a circular-cut diamond clasp (estimate:
$60,000-80,000); and a pair of cabochon sapphire and diamond ear pendants, weighing 25.19 and
29.51 carats, respectively (estimate: $80,000-120,000).
Signed Creations from the Leading Jewelers
Among the most sought-after items for jewelry collectors are signed creations by the world's leading
designers. The New York Jewels sale features an exceptional selection of these items, including an
assortment of extraordinary boxes, bowls and objects by Daniel Brush, the fiercely reclusive
designer whose daring creations have earned cult-like status amongst collectors.
Works by Brush appear only rarely at auction, with less than a dozen
works sold prior to this Fall season. Among the seven Brush items to
be offered are a gold and steel "Butterfly" bowl containing nine
stylized gold and steel magnetic butterflies (pictured at right; estimate:
$40,000-60,000); a circular ivory and gold "Barleycorn" box with
decorative motifs and a sculpted gold lid (estimate: $10,000-15,000);
and a gold, steel, and ivory "Blue Dome" object, with a fire-blued steel
lid (estimate: $6,000-8,000).
Elsewhere in the sale are signed jewels by Buccellati, including a gold and diamond "Printemps"
necklace of sculpted leaves that may be configured as a necklace, brooch, or as ear clips (estimate:
$50,000-70,000), and a trio of jeweled cuff bangles accented with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and
aquamarine stones (pictured page one, right; estimates range: $8,000-50,000).
Among the assortment of signed jewels by designer
David Webb is an eye-catching necklace designed as a
graduated series of sculpted gold navette-shaped panels
centered by a cluster of diamonds (estimate: $12,000-
15,000), and from the house of Boucheron is an intricate
paneled diamond bracelet accented with carved
gemstones in a floral pattern (pictured at left; estimate:
Jewels For the Holidays
For the holiday shopper, the upcoming sale presents a great selection of
unique jewelry items for women and men, and in price ranges suitable for
gift-giving. For women seeking a combination of luxury and functionality,
an Art Deco suede evening bag by Cartier features a sculpted gold leaf
clasp topped by a coral and black enamel ladybug with diamond spots
(estimate: $6,000-8,000), and a vintage gold “shutter” bracelet by Van
Cleef & Arpels accented with sapphires and diamonds opens to reveal a tiny watch (estimate:
For men, a rich assortment of cuff links and dress sets by Boucheron, Cartier, Kieselstein-Cord, and
David Webb are available in prices ranging from $1,000-5,000, including a pair of circular onyx
cufflinks accented with a single-cut diamond surround, by Cartier (pictured above, right; estimate:
$2,000-4,000). For a unique personalized gift, an unusual diamond tie clip in the form of the letter
“F” was originally designed by the jeweler Paul Flato and