Past Auction

Important Jewelry

Thu, Jun 17, 2021 at 12pm EDT |
New York
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Burma 'Pigeon Blood' Ruby Achieved $510K as the Sale Total Topped $4.8 Million!


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  • Successful Auction of Important Jewelry on June 17, 2021
  • Burma 'Pigeon Blood' Ruby Achieved $510K as the Sale Total Topped $4.8 Million!
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NEW YORK, NY -- Prices soared at Doyle's June 17, 2021 auction of Important Jewelry reflecting the current robust market and Doyle's ability to achieve exceptional prices. Bidders from around the globe vied for luxurious jewelry from prominent collections and distinguished estates across the country. Among the dazzling offerings were jewels by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Graff, Cartier, Harry Winston, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co.

With a pre-sale estimate of $2,063,600-3,083,400, the stunning sale total $4,848,165 surpassed the low estimate by 135% with an exceptional 93% sold by lot and 100% sold by value.

Highlighting the sale was a rare and important “Classic” Burma Ruby of approx. 3.90 carats graded in the rarest and most desirable “Pigeon Blood” color. The stone was set in a circa 1920 ring next to a diamond of approx. 2.65 carats, F color, VS1 clarity. Determined bidders sent the ruby soaring to $510,300 -- more than tripling its low estimate of $150,000-250,000.

From the same collection was an exquisite diamond Belle Époque brooch, circa 1910, set with an exceptional Kashmir Sapphire graded “Royal Blue” and weighing approx. 5.12 carats. Competitive bidding drove the brooch to $409,500, more than four times its low estimate of $100,000-200,000. Both pieces descended through three generations of the prosperous Thorne family of New York (Read More).

From another collection was a necklace suspending a drop-shaped cabochon Colombian Emerald that sold for $472,500, many times its estimate of $20,000-30,000. Measuring 19.2 x 12.15 x 11.92 mm, the emerald was set in a 19th century pendant capped by a silver disc.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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  • Estate of a Sarasota Lady
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  • Estate of Thomas Liu
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  • Property Formerly from the Estate of David C. Titus
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  • Property from the Estate of a Venice Musician & Composer
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a Lady World Traveler
  • Property of a Massachusetts Collector
  • Property of a Private Pennsylvania Collection.
  • Property of an Indian Wells Lady
  • The Collection of a Beverly Hills Lady
  • The Estates of a Prominent French-American Couple
  • The property of Doyle New York

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