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Doyle Holds Inaugural West Coast Auction of Fine Jewelry on May 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills

Thu, May 21, 2015 at 7am PDT |
Beverly Hills / California
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Circa 1910 Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring Achieves $245,000

  • Circa 1910 Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring Achieves $245,000
  • Rare Art Deco Pendant-Watch by Janesich, France Fetches $185,000
  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for the November 2015 Fine Jewelry Auction in Beverly Hills

Doyle held its Inaugural West Coast Auction of Fine Jewelry on May 21, 2015 in Beverly Hills. The sale comprised over 275 lots of exquisite jewelry by such prestigious makers as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, David Webb and Tiffany & Co.

Highlighting the sale was a circa 1910 Burma ruby and diamond ring that soared past its estimate of $10,000-15,000 to achieve a stunning $245,000. Measuring 3.25 carats, the ruby was an exceptionally desirable, classic pigeon blood color with no heat or clarity enhancement.

Art Deco jewelry in the auction offered a rare circa 1925 pendant-watch by Janesich, France that fetched an impressive $185,000, far surpassing its estimate of $20,000-30,000. Fashioned from platinum and gold set with diamonds and an emerald and pearl, the exquisite watch was decorated in a geometric pattern in black enamel and surmounted by a diamond rondel. It had descended in the family of the original owner.

Prior to the auction, which took place at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, select highlights were exhibited in April in Doyle New York's Manhattan salesroom.

Doyle’s Expansion to the West Coast

Doyle recently opened an office in Beverly Hills located at 9595 Wilshire Boulevard, a block from famed Rodeo Drive. This expansion to California provides collectors, families, heirs and fiduciaries on the West Coast with direct and convenient access to Doyle’s full range of auction and appraisal services. Doyle has long served the Hollywood community as auctioneer of the estates of such film legends as Gloria Swanson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Rock Hudson, Joan Crawford, Ruth Gordon, Rex Harrison and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

We invite you to contact the Director of Doyle’s California Operations, Nan Summerfield, GG, at 310-276-6616 or [email protected]. She is always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

Consignments are currently being accepted

To have your property evaluated for possible consignment in the next auction, please contact:

Nan Summerfield
[email protected]

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