On February 5th, 2015, Sothebys’s held its “Important Jewels” auction in New York and garnered almost $10M of sales from its 398 lots of fine jewelry. The auction spanned more than 100 years worth of jewelry design, which included various styles such as antique, art deco, retro and contemporary jewels made by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Tiffany & Co., JAR and more. With many of these gorgeous jewelry pieces starting at $5,000, collectors discovered classic diamond rings, colored stones, and wearable jewels that will forever be in style.
Important signed jewels from Cartier and David Webb to JAR were the top lots, with the the pair of platinum, rose gold, silver, demantoid garnet and diamond ear clips by Jar Paris going under the hammer for $225,000 (pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000). An illustrious and beautiful 5.07 carat Fancy Orangy Pink diamond pendant-necklace sold for $520,000 which was the told lot of the auction.
Other notable lots include a graduated designed platinum and diamond necklace that is set with 49 heart shaped diamonds, ranging from .56 to 3.43 carats, and the whole necklace weighing 55.39 carats. It went under the hammer for $298,000 and had a pre-sale estimate of $250,000 – $350,000.
A ring that is centered by an oval-shaped diamond which weighs a grand total of 14.78 carats, and flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds that weigh 1.00 carat.
Spiraled motifs designed as springs that are set with round diamonds that weigh 5.00 carats on a ground of numerous round demantoid garnets. Signed JAR. Went under the hammer for $225,000 and had a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$50,000