Auction of Important Jewelry on June 24, 2020
Graff Emerald and Diamond Ring Achieves $411,000!
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NEW YORK, NY -- Jewelry sales at Doyle continue to perform exceptionally well at all levels of value, and the Important Jewelry auction on June 24, 2020 illustrated the strength of the current market for the very best pieces. The sale showcased luxurious jewelry by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. Featured were dazzling rings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets set with diamonds, colored stones, jade and natural pearls, as well as fine watches and objets de vertu.
With international competitive bidding, the sale totaled a successful $3,233,188, surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $2,020,500-2,949,500 with 89% sold by lot and 90% by value.
Graff Emerald Ring
Highlighting the sale was an exquisite ring by Graff centering a dazzling Colombian emerald of approx. 21.74 carats that soared past its estimate of $150,000-250,000 to achieve a stunning $411,000. The eye-catching emerald possessed the superior degree of transparency and the richly saturated color seen in the most sought-after stones.
The Alice Appleton Hay Collection
Doyle was honored to auction two important 1920s necklaces by Cartier from the Alice Appleton Hay Collection. Competition on a glittering platinum and diamond pendant necklace drove the price to $187,500, doubling its estimate of $70,000-100,000. A colorful long necklace of coral, jade and black onyx beads suspending a carved jade pendant realized $50,000, also double its $20,000-30,000 estimate. Read about this fascinating collection with a uniquely American provenance that blends Gilded Age society, politics and commerce. More
Property from Other Collections and Estates
Property from other collections and estates performed exceptionally well throughout the sale. A graceful 1920s long platinum and diamond lariat necklace attributed to Tiffany & Co. fetched $87,500 many times its estimate of $18,000-22,000. A circa 1925 diamond and aquamarine brooch by Cartier London realized $68,750, more than tripling its $15,000-20,000 estimate.
A rare example of Art Moderne jewelry by Raymond Templier estimated at $6,000-8,000 sold for a stunning $40,625. This superb ring of gold, silver, citrine, diamond and black onyx was created by Templier in 1929. Said the V&A of Templier, “The Parisian jeweller Raymond Templier (1891-1968) was one of a small group of innovative of Art Deco designers producing work in a minimal, geometric style that looked towards Cubism and the imagery of industrial production.”
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