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Sotheby’s Australia to offer spectacular diamonds at Important Jewels’ sale
Altogether 247 lots are on auction
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 20 2015 6:30PM
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Sotheby’s Australia is placing 247 lots on auction for its August sale of Important Jewels. The lots stand distinguished for they are a variety of jewels from vintage to contemporary, with a selection of designer and iconic pieces from Buccellati, Cartier, Paspaley, and Tiffany & Co. The lots have an estimate sale range of $2.1 to $2.9 million.

The Important Jewels auction is slated at the InterContinental Sydney on August 31, 2015.

Geoffrey Smith, Chairman of Sotheby’s Australia commented; ‘The carefully curated sale includes highly individual jewels from the world’s leading designers and provides a unique opportunity for collectors to experience and appreciate a broad spectrum of jewels and quality gemstones.’

Diamonds make interesting highlights to the sale. Some of the diamonds on offer include - a natural fancy yellow round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 10.94 carats is claw set in a 14ct gold ring carries an estimate of $220,000-280,000. A natural fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond ring by Tiffany & Co. carries an estimate of $50,000-70,000. Among a selection of white diamonds is a platinum and diamond ring with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 2.40 carats between a pair of similarly-cut diamonds weighing 2.04 and 2.02 carats. Claw-set in 18ct white gold is a 4.74 carat round brilliant-cut diamond. A pair of 18ct gold and diamonds pendant earrings by Mario Buccelati each lozenge-shape pierced and embellished with brilliant-cut diamonds resembles the fine fabric of lace.

Other highlights in the categories include - Tiffany & Co.’s Art Deco diamond necklace/pendant/brooch with a total diamond weight of 14.30 carats and designed as an articulated tassel (estimate $230,000-250,000).

The Belle Époque is brought alive through a selection of watches which transition through to the Art Deco from a private collector and includes an 18ct gold seed pearl enamel and diamond-set open faced keyless pendant watch made for Tiffany & Co. by the Longines Watch Company in circa 1910.

In the vein of floral motifs and naturalia is a platinum brooch set with emeralds and diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels. A pair of emerald and diamond ‘Camillia’ earrings is also on offer at the auction.

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