Τρίτη, 21 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
03 OCTOBER 2017 | 1:30 PM HKT | HONG KONG
DIAMOND, EMERALD AND RUBY BANGLE, 'LION MASK', BULGARI
Estimate 400,000 — 550,000
HKD
Estimate ( 51,140 — 70,318 USD)


Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite
03 OCTOBER 2017 | 1:30 PM HKT | HONG KONG
JADEITE, GEM SET AND DIAMOND TIMEPIECE, CARTIER
Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,600,000
HKD
Estimate ( 153,420 — 204,560 USD)





Dior a Versailles Collection 2016


The Château de Versailles, the icon of luxury and the French art of living, is a Dior destination par excellence. In his day, Christian Dior wanted to re-establish a connection with French history’s finest hour: the couturier drew inspiration from the palace’s sumptuousness and symbolic importance with his very first collection, which he had Willy Maywald photograph in the domain’s most celebrated spaces. Versailles was also the starting point for the Maison’s latest high jewelry collection by Victoire de Castellane. But rather than focus on the palace’s famed perspectives and architectural alignments, the artistic director of Dior Joaillerie instead found inspiration in various decorative art details within the palace itself. On beholding the diamond drop necklace, one might recall a crystal tassel from a chandelier; further along, an earring evokes a curtain tieback in the royal apartments; elsewhere, a bow seems to have escaped from the detail work on typically rocaille, or Rococo-style, furniture. Other details evoke the woodwork in the Hall of Mirrors, candelabras and mirror frames, the mascaron on a door, or the graphic arrangement of parquetry. In playfully recasting these elements, Victoire de Castellane invites us to revisit Versailles, magnifying glass in hand, to better appreciate its graphic and ornamental aspects. “I tried to imagine Versailles by night, with its interior illuminated by candelight that made gemstones sparkle,” she explains. “The women are bejeweled, and if you listen closely you can almost hear the chime of silverware on porcelain!” The oxidized silver used on certain settings lends depth to the jewel and conveys a mystery directly inspired by 18th century jewelry making techniques. Rose-cut and briolette diamonds contrast with more modern baguette diamonds and white gold, while purely Rococo garlands entwine calibrated, geometric diamond necklaces: throughout, the classicism of Versailles engages in a dialogue with contemporary design. Accomplishing an artisanal feat that brings together several cuts and setting techniques in a single jewel with a particular rhythm required the collaboration of the finest high jewelry workshops in Paris. Just as the greatest artists of the day were called upon to produce the sumptuous décor inside the Château de Versailles.




























Christie's Magnificent Jewels 14 November 2017, Geneva
A MAGNIFICENT DIAMOND TIARA
Estimate CHF 4,500,000 - CHF 6,500,000 (USD 4,552,083 - USD 6,575,232)


Christie's Magnificent Jewels 14 November 2017, Geneva
A DIAMOND 'TROIS ANNEAUX' CUFF, BY SUZANNE BELPERRON
Estimate CHF 80,000 - CHF 120,000 (USD 80,926 - USD 121,389)

Christie's Magnificent Jewels 14 November 2017, Geneva
A LATE 19TH CENTURY ENAMEL AND DIAMOND SNAKE BANGLE
Estimate CHF 6,500 - CHF 9,000 (USD 6,575 - USD 9,104)






Multi-colored sapphire and diamond earrings, by Michelle Ong for Carnet.



Silver and topaz bangle, by Suzanne Belperron, commissioned by Elsa Schiaparelli. Sotheby's archives

Pearl, sapphire and diamond earrings, by Nikos Koulis will go on charity auction at Winter Ball in Ritz Carlton hotel in Moscow. @nikoskoulisjewels @winter-ball_official

Purplish pink sapphire and diamond ring, by Forms Jewellery

Art Deco coral and diamond cloak clasp convertible to clips, by Cartier, London, circa 1925.
@cartier 






Δευτέρα, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Merceria Picchiotini diamond, emerald, and sapphire rings



Hella Ganor Jewelry - Gorgeous Lapis & Gold Necklace


Moussaieff Vivid Red Diamond Ring

Even if you are not a diamond specialist or a luxury fan and think the name Moussaieff rings a bell, it is probably due to the fact that one of the most famous diamonds in the world carries their name – The Moussaieff Red.

The Moussaieff Red is a 5.11 carat Fancy Red Diamond – the biggest Red diamond that the GIA has ever graded!...

It was bought by Moussaieff at the early 2000′s for approximately $8,000,000 – which is probably less than half it’s worth today.

Red diamonds are by far the rarest diamonds that exist and as such the priciest. Only a handful of red diamonds are found each year and when it occurs, it is all over the news. Just last August at the Argyle Tender a huge buzz was created since four red diamonds were presented at the same time.

The current red diamond ring by Moussaieff is mounted with a 2.09 carat red diamond with si2 clarity. The center piece is surrounded by petals made of six pear shaped diamonds all above 1 carat and certified as D Internally Flawless.

And as for the price – The 2.09 red diamond is estimated at $3.6M – $4.9 Million which may not sound as much with the sales going on lately but considering the small size this comes to approximately $1.75M-$2.35M per carat – more than what was paid for the Moussaieff Red which as mentioned above is over 5 carat.


Scavia's gorgeous emerald and diamond ring

A Gorgeous Spinel, Pink Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet






Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite 03 OCTOBER 2017 | 1:30 PM HKT | HONG KONG DIAMOND, EMERALD AND RUBY BANGLE, 'LION MASK', BULGARI ...