Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction to Feature Collection of Miriam Haskell Jewelry and Largest Selection o Skinner will host an auction of Fine Jewelry on Tuesday, December 7th in the Boston gallery at 10 a.m. The sale features a large selection of diamond jewelry, as well as an incredible collection of u
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The sale is highlighted by an amazing assortment of diamonds that will appeal to both seasoned collectors and those looking to buy their first piece. Featured diamonds include a platinum and heart-shaped diamond solitaire by Van Cleef & Arpels, 4.33 cts with GIA report estimated at $60,000 to $80,000; a platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 5.05 cts. and estimated at $12,000 to $15,000; another platinum and diamond solitaire, this one weighing 7.03 cts., and estimate at $40,000 to $60,000; and an diamond ring weighing 10.36 cts. and estimated at $100,000 to $125,000.
Other diamonds of note include an oval-cut platinum and fancy intense yellow diamond solitaire weighing 4.69 cts and with GIA report, estimated at $30,000 to $40,000; a marquise-cut platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 11.62 cts. and estimated at $30,000 to $40,000; and a stunning Graff platinum and diamond solitaire weighing 5.55 cts. and with GIA report, estimated at $175,000 to $225,000.
MIRIAM HASKELL JEWELRY
With this sale, Skinner auction house is offering fashionistas everywhere the rare opportunity to own an original, vintage Miriam Haskell piece. The auction will feature more than 30 lots of one of a kind Haskell jewelry from the private collection of Susan Kelner Freeman, a well-known collector from New York City. These pieces inspired today’s most sought after looks worn by fashion forward celebs and mainstream consumers alike and have translated effortlessly over the years. Highlights of the collection include an impressive vintage grape cluster festoon necklace, c. 1950s, designed by Frank Hess, estimated at $800 to $1,000 and a rare prototype and butterfly festoon necklace, c. 1960, designed by Robert F. Clark and estimated at $1,000 to $1,500.
Art Deco offerings are abundant and include fabulous Deco silver items from Fahrner featured by a gem set suite of brooch and earpendants estimated at $500 to $700. Other interesting Art Deco pieces include a floral Art Deco enamel and gem-set bracelet and brooch estimated at $800 to $1,200 and an Art Deco sterling silver, enamel, and marcasite bracelet, Germany, estimated at $600 to $800. Stunning Lalique jewelry will also be offered such as an Art Deco molded glass "Crene" bracelet estimated at $1,000 to $1,500 and an Art Deco molded glass "Fleurs" ring estimated at $500 to $700.
Antique offerings include several coral pieces such as a fine antique serpent bracelet estimated at $1,000 to $1,500; a four strand bead necklace estimated at $1,500 to $2,000; and an impressive cameo brooch depicting a maiden with corkscrew curls and wearing a garland of grape vines estimated at $800 to $1,200. Other great antique pieces include a goldstone glass and seed pearl heart pendant
estimated at $200 to $400 and an 18kt gold, pink topaz and diamond brooch, retailed by Jones, Ball & Poor and estimated at $1,500 to $2,000.
ARTS AND CRAFTS JEWELRY
Collectors of Arts and Crafts works won’t be disappointed with highlights such as a gem-set brooch attributed to Dorrie Nossiter, designed as a wreath and estimated at