Auction of Important Jewelry on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10am
Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted
We Invite You to Contact Us for a Complimentary Auction Appraisal of Your Jewelry and Fine Watches
NEW YORK, NY -- The October 16, 2019 auction of Important Jewelry will showcase luxurious jewelry spanning the Antique, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Modern eras by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. Featured will be dazzling rings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets set with diamonds, colored stones, jade and natural pearls, as well as gold jewelry, gentlemen’s accessories and objets de vertu. The selection of fine watches offers examples by Rolex, Piaget and Patek Philippe.
Property of a Chevy Chase, Maryland Lady features a Mughal-inspired cabochon emerald and diamond pendant clip-brooch necklace by David Webb and a pair of earclips (est. $60,000-80,000). From the Estate of a Distinguished New York and Palm Beach Lady is a lovely ruby and
diamond orchid clip-brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $12,000-18,000).
Classic colored stone earrings include a pair of Burma ruby and diamond earrings (est. $10,000-15,000) and a pair of cabochon Kashmir sapphire and diamond earclips from a New York and North Carolina Estate (est. $25,000-35,000). From the same estate is a glittering diamond spray clip-brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $30,000-50,000).
An elegant diamond necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels from a Collection on Rittenhouse Square centers a pear-shaped diamond, approx. 2.09 carats, D color, VS2 clarity (est. $150,000-250,000). Sparkling diamond rings feature a ring set with a round diamond, approx. 3.83 carats, D color, SI1 clarity (est. $30,000-40,000).
Further highlights by Van Cleef & Arpels include a gold “Crater” cuff bracelet inspired by the Apollo 11 lunar landing (est. $10,000-15,000) and a stylish long black onyx, gold and diamond curb link necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels, France (est. $15,000-20,000).
The Estate of Elesabeth Ingalls Gillet
Featured in the sale is jewelry from the Estate of Elesabeth Ingalls Gillet. Known as Eles (pronounced ‘Liz’), she was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to a prominent steel manufacturing and shipbuilding family. Home for much of her life was Pelican Hall in Palm Beach, the elegant house built by her grandfather in 1937 and where she entertained the elite of Palm Beach society. She divided the rest of her time between Birmingham, New York and Maine. An avid sportswoman, Eles enjoyed yachting and fishing in the Gulf and the Caribbean and traveling for sporting parties in England, Scotland and Mexico. She was a generous donor to numerous charities, including organizations relating to cancer and animal conservation. She was a benefactor of the 1988 Academy Award-nominated film Gorillas in the Mist, based on the autobiography of conservationist Dian Fossey.
Jewelry from the Estate of Elesabeth Ingalls Gillet offers a range of pieces, from exquisite family heirlooms to bold and sometimes whimsical designs that embody a great lady and a life well-lived.
A Pink Diamond
Pink diamonds are among the rarest gemstones on earth, and among the most mysterious. Whereas colorless diamonds are pure carbon, blue diamonds are the result of traces of boron, and the presence of nitrogen creates yellow diamonds, scientists can only theorize what causes a diamond’s pink color. The prevailing view is that intense seismic pressure alters the stone’s crystal structure at the molecular level, producing the pink hue. Collectors will soon have the rare opportunity to bid on one of these mysterious and dazzling treasures of nature. Highlighting Doyle’s Important Jewelry auction on October 16 is a Fancy Intense Orangy Pink Diamond, approx. 2.40 carats, SI2 clarity, from the Property of a Sarasota Lady (est. $100,000-150,000).
We Invite You to Auction!
Consignments are currently being accepted for upcoming jewelry auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction evaluation of your jewelry and fine watches. Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.