The constantly evolving world of Estate Jewelry fascinates me as new material always comes out of the woodwork. We are launching our Antique and Estate Jewelry Section, and my search for treasures has led me to some fascinating places. It is always a pleasure to find exciting new pieces, whether they come in the form of finished jewelry or when the spotlight is on the center stone. Examples that come to mind, in particular, include an outstanding Pair of Art Deco Platinum, Rock Crystal, Sapphire and Carved Ruby Dress Clips of circa 1925 that we are now proud to offer for sale (J4080). They are in impeccable condition, beautifully made, so unusual, and how wonderful that the rock crystal has survived intact throughout the decades.
As our firm specializes in sapphires, we are also pleased to offer a fabulous 34.00 carat Star Sapphire mounted in a gorgeous platinum and diamond ring (J3991).
Also, speaking of sapphires, a very interesting piece of news came out of Christie’s Auction house in New York earlier this month. A 13.57 carat Padparadscha sapphire sold for $497,000, way over the estimate of $80,000-$120,000. These are rare pinkish-orange sapphires that are highly coveted. Examples of this large size are seldom available. Wouldn’t it be nice to even have an engagement ring featuring one of these. By the way, we have a lovely unheated cushion cut Padparadscha ring (J3978).