Important Stones and Signed Jewels to Lead
Phillips’ Spring Jewelry Auctions in New York
Live Auction on 2 June to Also Feature a Strong Selection of Colored Gemstones and Signed Jewels by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lacloche, and Suzanne Belperron
Concurrent Online Auction to Open for Bidding from 23 May - 3 June
A Diamond and Platinum Ring
Estimate: $850,000 - 1,250,000
NEW YORK – 16 MAY 2022 – Phillips is pleased to announce highlights from the upcoming New York Jewels Auction on 2 June at 432 Park Avenue. Presenting 156 lots, the sale will feature fine signed jewels from prestigious houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and Harry Winston, fresh to market jewels from private collections across the globe, and a large single owner collection of top quality antique and period jewels. Accompanying the live auction is ‘Online Jewels & More’, which will be open for bidding from 23 May - 3 June.
Sara Thomeier, Phillips’ Head of Jewels, Americas, said, “This season, we are delighted to present one of our strongest New York Jewels sales to date. The auction includes a private collection of over 70 jewels of exceptional quality, which were meticulously acquired and have remained a significant part of a collection that includes jewelry from every important design period going back to the 1700s. The demand for rare and interesting jewels has been stronger than ever and our June live and online sales present a wonderfully curated selection.”
The cornerstone of the Phillips’ June Jewels sales is a private collection of exemplary period jewels seen throughout both the live sale on 2 June and the online sale from 23 May - 3 June. Both sales feature exquisite examples of a range of items through all major design aesthetics dating as far back as the Georgian period. This wonderful group of jewels represents a lifetime of collecting and are each representative of the best of their kind in both quality and condition.
Highlights of the live auction include striking pieces from iconic brands such as Harry Winston, Van Cleef, Bulgari, and other distinguished houses. Not to be missed is a sophisticated offering of jewels by legendary French designers such as Boivin, Suzanne Belperron, LaCloche, Mauboussin, and Boucheron, to name a few. The sale also includes modern and iconic jewels such as a Bulgari necklace from the renowned “Monete” collection as well as a selection of mid-century French diamond swag necklaces, and many other collectible jewels for all tastes and price points. Among the special offerings of French jewels is a suite of amethyst, colored sapphire, citrine, and gold jewels from celebrated designer Suzanne Belperron. The suite on offer is the only example of a set of Belperron jewels made in 1951; furthermore, it has remained intact in the hands of the same prominent French family since it was commissioned the same year.
The live auction also offers an impressive selection of diamonds across the spectrum, such as the stunning category leader, a 17.62 carat D color, VVS1 clarity, type lla Diamond, carrying an estimate of $850,000 - 1,250,000. Also on offer within the diamond family is a 5.05 carat Cushion-shaped modified brilliant-cut diamond in the rose cut style that harkens back to the 1400s, when each facet was cut by hand. A sensational 43.15 carat old European-cut fancy yellow diamond ring offers both charm and size as it was fashioned long ago and features a large open culet.
The sale has an exceptional selection of important colored gemstones to include important Kashmir sapphires, Colombian emeralds, and Burmese rubies, sapphires, and spinels. Best in class is a 7.03 carat cushion shaped Kashmir sapphire ring distinguished for its special velvety blue color culled from the legendary mines of the Kashmir region which have long been depleted and closed. The opportunities to collect gem quality Kashmir sapphires in this size are scarce. This fact is made evident by the three appendix letters from independent gemological laboratories that accompany this stone, attesting to its quality and rarity. Another remarkable jewel for the most sophisticated gem connoisseur is the 25.52 carat cushion-shaped cabochon emerald ring. The very definition of ‘emerald green,’ this extremely saturated crystal is executed in an elegant contemporary mounting that is sophisticated and easy to wear.
The online auction, which opens for bidding on 23 May, will offer 168 lots across all price points. Following the continued enthusiasm for men’s jewelry on the red carpet, ‘Online Jewels & More’ proudly brings to market a wonderful single owner collection of signed cufflinks from Cartier, Tiffany, Schlumberger, and Verdura, among others, all offered with no reserve. The online sale is rounded out by a variety of signed jewels from top designers and period jewels for jewelry collectors at every level. Phillips’ Jewels is excited to kick off the live New York sale following an 87% increase from the previous year with significant global participation and enthusiasm for these exceptional and rare pieces.
A selection of pieces from the upcoming
‘Online Jewels & More’ 23 May - 3 June 2022
Auction: 2 June 2022
Auction viewing: 21-24 May 2022, 31-1 June 2022
Location: 432 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Click here for more information: https://www.phillips.com/auctions/auction/NY060122