Sale 18JL02 | Lot 104

Three Gold, Cabochon Ruby and Sapphire and Diamond Bee Pins, Van Cleef & Arpels

Catalogue: Important Jewelry

Lot Details

Lot 104
Three Gold, Cabochon Ruby and Sapphire and Diamond Bee Pins, Van Cleef & Arpels
18 kt., the bees composed of 3 oval cabochon ruby bodies approximately 13.00 cts., topped by 3 oval cabochon sapphire heads approximately 2.00 cts., its eyes and wings accented by 58 round and single-cut diamonds approximately 1.15 cts., all signed Van Cleef & Arpels, smallest bee no. 16294D, medium bee no. 16291A, largest bee no. 17851A, approximately 8.7 dwts. gross.


Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Cabochon rubies: medium pinkish-red, largest stone is very included, visible to eye, with several surface-reaching inclusions, hairline cracks, one U-shaped hairline crack by sapphire visible to eye, the medium size stone is moderately included, slightly pinker-red, with small cavity, the smallest is included, with several surface-reaching inclusions/hairline cracks, to the sides, visible to eye, all translucent, good polish.

Cabochon sapphires: medium deep royal blue, moderately included, smallest with cavity, translucent, good polish.

Diamonds: G-H-VS-SI.

Good conditon. Normal wear.
15/16 x 1 inch, 13/16 x 7/8 inch, 3/4 x 11/16 inch.


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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $12,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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