Skinner to Auction Fine Jewelry September 13th Featuring Cartier, Tiffany, Buccellati, Van Cleef & Skinner, Inc. will host a sale of fine jewelry at its Boston gallery on September 13th, 2011. The sale will feature a broad range of collections, and of note, boasts a pretty Art Deco, 8.72 carat suga
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The sale will feature two pieces by Paul Flato, the noted 1930s jeweler to movie stars like Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn and Joan Crawford. From a New York estate, lot 630 is an Art Deco platinum, burma sapphire and diamond ring. Accompanied by the original receipt from Flato’s salon, the estimated auction value is $25,000 to $35,000.
The second Flato jewelry piece, lot 628, was a custom design incorporating some of his client’s own stones to create a beautiful Art Deco platinum, sapphire, and diamond leaf brooch. The estimated auction value of the brooch is $30,000 to $40,000.
Cartier Jewelry Featured Throughout the Sale
Cartier makes a strong appearance at the upcoming sale. The back cover of the auction catalog features lot 635, a striking Cartier platinum and diamond strap bracelet with the original box estimated to be worth $100,000 to $150,000. Also offered:
• Lot 625 is an Art Deco platinum, onyx, and diamond lorgnette. The decorative spectacles are suspended from a black cord with platinum and rose-cut diamond terminals. The estimated auction value is $15,000 to $20,000.
• In its original box, lot 624 is an Art Deco platinum and diamond bracelet with an approximate total carat weight of 13.25. The approximate auction value is $40,000 to $50,000.
• Lot 631 is an Art Deco agate and diamond pendulette. The engine-turned gold-tone metal dial with Roman numeral indicators and rose-cut diamond hands, enamel bezel, set within an agate frame is estimated at $15,000 to $20,000.
In true Skinner fashion, there will be a spectacular assortment of diamonds offered at the September 13th auction, including a variety of engagement rings ranging from 1.00 ct. to over 6.00 cts., including a beautiful pear-shaped diamond pendant weighing 6.45 cts. Lot 390 is estimated at $25,000 to $35,000.
Alexandrites are mined in Russia and change color depending on the light source. The sought after stones turn green in daylight and red in incandescent light. Alexandrites were named in honor of the young Tsar Alexander II. The stone is usually found in small sizes under 1.00 ct., rarely is it seen over 5.00 cts. There are three alexandrite lots coming up in the fine jewelry sale including lot 579, which is an Edwardian alexandrite and diamond pendant/brooch, set with a cushion-cut alexandrite of approximately 7.27 carats, estimated at $10,000 to $15,000. Lot 580 is an Edwardian alexandrite and diamond ring, set with a cushion-cut alexandrite weighing approximately 7.67 carats, and is estimated at $10,000 to $15,000.
Signed Contemporary Jewelry
The sale features a number of signed contemporary pieces, notably from Gianmaria Buccellati including lot 431, a gem-set flower brooch, set with an old mine-cut diamond weighing approx. 1.20 cts., further set with a fancy cut sapphire and ruby, cabochon emerald highlights, with an estimated auction value of $10,000 to $15,000; lot 44, a Marilyn Cooperman gem-set “Jody” necklace, one of only two made, set throughout with wonderful fall colored gems including colored sapphires, tsavorites, tourmalines, citrines, and