Sale of California Jewelry on May 24, 2018
Auction Held in New York Following Exhibitions on Both Coasts
Top Lot Went to a Diamond Ring from a Southern California Private Collector that Achieved $195,000
BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- Doyle’s semiannual auctions of California Jewelry attract hundreds of bidders vying for exquisite designs consigned from prominent private collections and estates. The range of offerings includes stylish jewelry for garden lunches to glittering statement pieces perfect for the red carpet. The Spring sale took place on May 14, 2018 in New York following exhibitions on both coasts.
Highlighting the sale was a glittering ring set with a rectangular-cut diamond of approx. 5.87 carats, E color, VS1 clarity, from a Southern California Private Collector. With competitive bidding, the ring achieved $195,000, surpassing its estimate of $120,000-180,000. From the collection of a Palos Verdes Lady was a ring by Tiffany & Co. featuring a round diamond of approx. 3.08 carats, H color, VVS2 clarity that sold for $40,625, at the top end of its $30,000-40,000 estimate. Colored stones featured a ring set with a Padparadscha sapphire of approx. 15.00 carats that sold for $29,250, exceeding its estimate of $22,500-27,500.
From the Estate of Jane Love Lee of New York was an elegant turquoise and diamond pendant necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels that more than doubled its estimate of $30,000-40,000, selling for $84,500.
Property from a prominent Bloomfield Hills, Michigan family featured an early bangle by David Webb designed as a double-headed snake with white enamel scales enhanced by diamonds and crowned with a Tahitian gray cultured pearl and a South Sea cultured pearl that sold for $34,375 against an estimate of $20,000-30,000. A pair of elegant diamond and cultured pearl pendant earrings reflecting classic Grace Kelly style realized $68,750 against an estimate of $50,000-70,000.
Art Nouveau jewelry performed well at the sale. An unusual ring from a private collection designed as a pair of gold and enamel bats supporting an opal soared past its estimate of $2,500-3,500 to achieve $16,250. From the same collection was a circa 1900 hair comb by René Lalique decorated with gilt accents that fetched $15,600 against an estimate of $10,000-15,000.
The selection of watches was highlighted by a white gold and diamond Tank Americaine by Cartier from the Estate of the Kolstier Family that sold for $13,750, doubling its $5,000-7,000 estimate. Bearing the same estimate of $5,000-7,000 and also fetching $13,750 was a platinum, diamond and blue guilloché enamel 'Cintrée Curvex' wristwatch by Franck Muller from The Gruder Collection.
All prices include the Buyer’s Premium.
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