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All That Glitters: Signed Designer and Modern Jewelry  

A classic line from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice observes, “All that glitters is not gold.” Those words appropriately describe this diverse selection of signed designer and modern jewelry that you might enjoy trying on for size. In addition to imaginative creations in fine, glittering gold, there are several gleaming examples in platinum or sterling silver, set with an array of gemstones ranging from aquamarines, citrines and amethysts to every girl’s best friend: diamonds.

Let’s lift the lid on a special jewelry box brimming with beautiful pieces by some of your favorite names, including Tiffany, Yves Saint Laurent, Buccellati and Prada.

Frascarolo 18K Enameled Gold, Diamond & Emerald Lion Brooch

For sheer eye appeal, this 1960s Pierino Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch is hard to beat. Fully three-dimensional, it is set with oval-shape emerald eyes and a pave diamond muzzle and ears. On a coat, dress or suit jacket, his handsome cat will attract the lion’s share of compliments, wherever you go.

 

Frascarolo 18K enameled gold lion brooch with emerald eyes and pave diamond muzzle and ears. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000

 

Rare Vintage Chanel Coin Charm Bracelet

The jewelry designs of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883-1971) have captivated collectors for nearly nine decades. Chanel viewed each piece of jewelry as an important component of the overall look of an ensemble. Nothing she designed was meant to be a standalone item; to Chanel, each jewelry creation was potentially part of a greater visual presentation of head-to-toe fashion. There’s always a demand for vintage Chanel, like this rare gold-plated coin charm bracelet. And how nice to have the original Chanel box in which to keep it safe.

 

Rare vintage Chanel gold coin charm bracelet, made in France. Estimate: $2,000-$3,000

 

Buccellatti 18K Gold, Ruby & Sapphire Cufflinks

The ultimate in Italian sophistication, these Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks are set with sugarloaf-faceted rubies encircling a blue sapphire cabochon. What a rich look!

 

Buccellati 18K yellow and white gold cufflinks set with rubies around central sapphires. Estimate $6,000-$8,000

 

Louis Vuitton Gold-Metal Bangle Bracelet

Want high style without a high price? This good-looking Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet features a scalloped design and 11 salmon-color cabochons. It also comes with its original box and dustbag.

 

Louis Vuitton gold-metal bangle bracelet with 11 cabochons. Estimate $450-$600

 

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Platinum Open Heart Necklace with Diamonds

Elsa Peretti’s designs for Tiffany & Co. have a consistent look of high quality and chic simplicity. This open heart platinum necklace features five round, brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of .04 carats. It goes with everything and could easily become some lucky girl’s everyday favorite.

 

Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti platinum open heart necklace with diamonds. Estimate: $1,500-$2,000

 

Cartier 18K Gold & Diamond Trinity Ring

A timeless celestial design from Cartier, this 1989 trinity ring combines pink gold for love, yellow gold for fidelity and white gold for friendship. Adorned with five diamonds in each band, the ring is signed Cartier, numbered and stamped with French hallmarks. So elegant!

 

Cartier 18K pink, yellow and white gold trinity ring with five diamonds on each band. Made in 1989. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000

 

Want more? View the full catalog containing many other signed designer and modern jewelry pieces.

6 Jewelry Pieces You Will Swoon Over

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this weekend’s Jasper52 jewelry auction features modern and vintage pieces that mingle beautifully making up a diverse collection. Tiffany, Cartier and Van Cleef are just a few of the famous names offered, boasting classic designs as well as modern interpretations.

Tiffany & Co. platinum diamond and sapphire bypass ring featuring a GIA-graded 1.78 carat old European cut diamond and a round cut sapphire with an estimated weight of 2.10cts, size 5 1/2. Estimate: $16,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

 

The 120-lot auction saves the best items for last, concluding with a Tiffany & Co. platinum diamond and sapphire bypass ring (above), estimated at $16,000-$20,000, and a pair of Van Cleef & Arpel 18K gold diamond and mother of pearl earrings (below), estimated to bring $20,000-$25,000.

Van Cleef & Arpel 18K cabochon mother of pearl diamond earrings with .80cts of round brilliant cut diamonds. Estimate: $20,000-$25,000. Jasper52 image

 

Vintage Tiffany & Co. in the sale also includes a pendant with a pair of natural pearls and 44 old European cut diamonds. The Art Deco necklace, which is not Tiffany, measures 19.5 inches long. This diamond and pearl necklace is accompanied by a retail appraisal performed by a graduate gemologist as well as a GIA report for the natural pearls. This lovely item (below) carries a $7,000-$10,000 estimate.

Tiffany & Co. natural pearl and diamond pendant with 44 Old European cut diamonds and a pair of GIA-graded natural pearls, late 1800s. Estimate: $7,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

 

From Boucheron, Paris, an 18K gold ring (below) featuring an oval diamond flanked by 20 round billion cut diamonds has an $8,000-$12,000.

Boucheron, Paris, diamond ring with 0.55-carat oval diamond and 20 round brilliant cut diamonds, size 6.25. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

 

An enameled 18K gold tiger bracelet (below) by Frascarolo adds a touch of whimsy to the sale. The big cat’s eyes are rubies.

Frascarolo tiger bangle bracelet, 18K yellow gold, 7-inch circumference. Estimate: $15,000-$20,000. Jasper52 image

 

On the contemporary side is a SimonG 18 gold diamond row bracelet (below) of white and rose gold with 1.48 ctw diamonds.

SimonG 18K gold diamond row bracelet, 1.48ctw. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Jasper51 image

 

This sale offers a variety of fine jewelry for buyers looking for either elegant simplicity or for eye-catching intensity. View the full catalog and register to bid here.

Fine Jewelry Auction Sets Stage for Premier Designers’ Gems

David Yurman, Georg Jensen, William Spratling, Cartier and Tiffany are a few of the famous names represented in this weekend’s upcoming fine jewelry auction.

Sparkling with fine creations by illustrious designers, this collection offers a kaleidoscope of exquisite pieces, including vintage and estate jewelry. Trends evolve, but diamonds, silver and gold never go out of style. Here are a few of our favorite things… from this collection:

Diamond and sapphire earrings, 1.5 ctw. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000

Diamond and sapphire earrings, 1.5 ctw. Estimate: $6,000-$8,000

Topping the list is a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings in 18K white and yellow gold. The diamonds in these flower-shape earrings have a total carat weight of approximately 1.5 to 2.0 carats (est. $6,000-$8,000).

Seven pieces designed by sculptor David Yurman are entered in the auction, including an 18K gold X crossover diamond ring. The size 7 ring features Yurman’s signature cable detail and pave diamonds (0.04 ctw).

David Yurman 18K gold X crossover diamond ring. Estimate: $900-$1,000. Jasper52 image

David Yurman 18K gold X crossover diamond ring. Estimate: $900-$1,000

A classic example of Mexican silver is a 1930s River of Life cuff bracelet designed by William Spratling, which is estimated at $1,750-$2,000.

 

William Spratling ‘River of Life’ cuff bracelet, 980 silver. Estimate: $1,750-$2,000. Jasper52 image

William Spratling ‘River of Life’ cuff bracelet, 980 silver. Estimate: $1,750-$2,000

Two postwar Georg Jensen lots will be sold: a 1 1/2-inch sterling silver No. 20 brooch and a pair of sterling silver No. 66 “Bird” earrings by Kristian Mohl-Hansen.

 

Georg Jensen sterling silver ‘Bird’ earrings by Kristian Mohl-Hansen, with screw back clasps, 1-inch diameter. Estimate: $500-$600. Jasper52 image

Georg Jensen sterling silver ‘Bird’ earrings by Kristian Mohl-Hansen, with screw-back clasps, 1-inch diameter. Estimate: $500-$600

This 18K white gold and diamond “C” heart ring by Cartier has an estimated value of $4,500-$6,000.

 

Cartier 18K white gold diamond ‘C’ heart ring, sized 5.25. Estimate: $4,500-$6,000.

Cartier 18K white gold diamond ‘C’ heart ring, size 5.25. Estimate: $4,500-$6,000.

Just “a little something” from Tiffany’s, the pair of 14K yellow gold full links shown below carry a $200-$300 estimate.

Tiffany & Co 14K yellow gold cuff links, 11.3 grams. Estimate: $200-$300. Jasper52 image

Tiffany & Co 14K yellow gold cuff links, 11.3 grams. Estimate: $200-$300

Also within this unique assortment of more than 100 lots are a Victorian gold conch brooch and a Navajo green turquoise necklace. And the best part? All bidding start at just $1.