Past Auction

Important Jewelry

Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 12pm EDT |
New York
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Sale Total Tops $7.4 Million Far Surpassing Expectations!


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  • Successful Auction of Important Jewelry on October 21, 2021
  • Sale Total Tops $7.4 Million Far Surpassing Expectations!
  • We Invite You to Contact Us for Complimentary Auction Appraisals of Your Jewelry and Fine Watches

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle held a highly successful auction of Important Jewelry on October 21, 2021 that saw prices soaring amid spirited bidding from around the globe. Showcased were luxurious jewels by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Graff, Cartier, René Lalique, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. from prominent estates and distinguished collections.

With competitive international bidding, the sale totaled a stunning $7,468,398, far surpassing the pre-sale estimate of $3,603,700-5,563,300, with an exceptional 97% sold by lot and value.

An Important Burma Sapphire Ring - Sold for $453,600!

Highlighting the sale was a sapphire and diamond ring by Graff centering a dazzling Burma sapphire weighing 19.05 carats. Determined bidders drove the ring soaring past its estimate of $150,000-250,000 to achieve a remarkable $453,600. Property from the Estate of an Italian Philanthropic Family, the ring was accompanied by a G.I.A. certificate indicating that the sapphire showed no gemological evidence of heat enhancement.

Art Nouveau Jewelry by René Lalique - A World Auction Record!

A feature of the sale was a rare offering of important Art Nouveau jewelry by the legendary French jeweler and designer René Lalique. From the collection of jewelry scholar Dora Jane Janson was a remarkable circa 1902 bracelet of gold, carved opal, enamel and aquamarines designed as dragonflies amid flowering vines that achieved a strong $340,200 against an estimate of $200,000-400,000.

From the Collection of an Important Jewel Collector were two exceptional pieces. A circa 1904 gold, carved horn, enamel and moonstone necklace with plaques depicting horned beetles realized $252,000, doubling its $75,000-150,000 estimate. A circa 1904 gold, opal, plique-à-jour enamel, glass and diamond dragonfly pendant estimated at $60,000-80,000 sold for $226,800 -- A World Auction Record for a René Lalique Dragonfly Pendant!

Important Diamonds

The sale offered a selection of high-carat-weight diamonds that attracted spirited bidding. From the Estate of heiress and sportswoman Laura Bostwick was a stunning marquise-shaped diamond weighing 8.34 carats, D color, VS1 clarity that sold for a strong $390,600 against a $300,000-500,000 estimate. From the Collection of a Philadelphia Lady was a ring set with a pear-shaped diamond weighing 9.23 carats, D color, VS1 clarity that realized $340,200, surpassing its estimate of $200,000-300,000.

All prices include the Buyer's Premium.


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  • Collection of a Philadelphia Lady
  • Estate of a Miami Beach Philanthropist
  • Estate of a Prominent Connecticut Collector
  • Estate of Connie S.P. Chen
  • Estate of Nanette Kelekian
  • From the Collection of Dora Jane Janson
  • From the Estate of a Multi-Generational Family of Chicago and Montecito
  • From the Estate of a New York Fashion Designer
  • From the Estate of Laura Bostwick
  • From the Estate of Miss Myrtle Woldson, sold for the benefit of Gonzaga University
  • Property from an Important Jewel Collector
  • Property from an Indian Wells International Collector
  • Property from the Estate of Charles Gillman Currier
  • Property from the Estate of Frances Brunel LaGatta Shelton
  • Property from the Hallenbeck Family Collection
  • Property from the Wilsford Estate, Reno, Nevada
  • Property of a Century City Collector
  • Property of a Lady
  • Property of a New Jersey Private Collection
  • The Collection of a Beverly Hills Lady
  • The Collection of a La Jolla Family
  • The Estate of a New York Craft Author
  • The Estate of an Italian Philanthropic Family
  • The Estate of Ettie Lichtenstein

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