Sale of Fine Jewelry on June 13, 2018
Sale Total Tops $2 Million Amid International Bidding
Consignments Are Currently Accepted for Future Auctions
NEW YORK, NY – Doyle’s Fine Jewelry auction on June 13, 2018 offered a wide range of jewelry with more moderate estimates than in the Important Jewelry category of sales. Showcased were glittering creations – including many signed pieces – set with diamonds, colored stones and pearls, as well as gold jewelry, fine watches and gentlemen's accessories.
With competitive bidding in the saleroom, on the telephones and via the Internet, the auction totaled $2,002,000 against an estimate of $1,567,950-2,216,800, with a strong 83% sold by lot and 86% sold by value.
Highlighting the sale was a stunning platinum and diamond necklace, total approx. 27.35 carats that achieved $50,000, at the high end of its $30,000-50,000 estimate. A ruby and diamond necklace set with rubies totaling approx. 40 carats and diamonds approx. 32.45 carats and estimated at $25,000-35,000 fetched $37,500.
The sale offered diamond rings in a variety of cuts and carat weights, featuring an example set with a diamond of approx. 5.08 carats, L color, VVS2 clarity, from the Estate of a New York Lady. The ring sold for $34,275, almost double its estimate of $15,000-20,000.
Colored stone jewelry performed strongly, highlighted by a ring set with an emerald of approx. 5.70 carats, from the Estate of Mossavar Akhavan. With spirited bidding, the ring sold for $18,750, many times its estimate of $3,000-4,000. A ring set with a black opal of approx. 20.75 carats soared past its estimate of $2,000-3,000 to achieve $16,250, as many bidders were attracted by its intense color.
Noteworthy among the fine watches was a pink gold, diamond and pink and violet sapphire 'Charms Extraordinaire Hirodelles' wristwatch by Van Cleef & Arpels estimated at $15,000-20,000 that sold for $28,125. The limited edition watch featured a dial depicting a pair of enamel "brisk swallows symbolizing the coming of spring."
Property from the Estate of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman offered an exquisite circa 1940 nephrite, gold and coral desk clock by Cartier that realized $17,500, several times its estimate of $4,000-6,000.
All prices include the buyer’s premium.
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