Pieces signed by the world’s most prestigious houses, such as Cartier, David Webb, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari and Harry Winston (to name a few) will share the block with superb diamonds and gemstones. Also included in the sale is the collection of master jeweler Irving Gold, who created iconic jewels for Van Cleef & Arpels for more than 60 years.
Most notable in the sale are the number of important colored stone rings: a diamond and ruby ‘Trombino’ ring by Bulgari featuring a 7.28-carat Burmese ruby (est. $200,000-300,000); an 10.37-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring by Bayco (est. $150,000-250,000); a 17.74 ‘Royal Blue’ Burmese sapphire and diamond ring (est. $150,000-250,000); and a 6.72-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring by Bulgari (est. $120,000-180,000).
A mainstay in every sale, superb diamonds also sparkle bright, led by a an 8.34-carat emerald-cut D/VVS2/Type IIa diamond ring by Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $250,000-350,000). Other diamond highlights include rings set with a 11.65-carat emerald-cut I/VS2 diamond (est. $150,000-250,000); a 6.13-carat round J/VS1 diamond (est. $70,000-90,000); and a 4.45-carat oval D/VVS2 diamond (est. $50,000-70,000).
Noteworthy earrings and necklaces also feature prominently in the sale, such as a pair of platinum and diamond pendant earrings by Harry Winston (est. $125,000-225,000) and diamond pendant necklace also by Harry Winston suspending a 4.67-carat pear-shaped diamond (est. $75,000-100,000).
From the collection of Irving Gold, a number of unique pieces the jeweler made for Van Cleef & Arpels join masterpieces of the same ilk also made by Mr. Gold. My favorites from his collection include a pair of hammered repousse gold cuff bangle bracelets, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $10,000-15,000); a carved coral, diamond and cabochon emerald dragon-head ring, by Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $2,000-3,000); and an Art Deco diamond and emerald brooch (est. $20,000-30,000).