Fortuna Auction’s Spring Jewels Sale Excites at Waldorf Astoria

The May 17 Spring Jewels auction marked an important milestone for Fortuna Auction, one of the world’s few boutique jewelry auctions, and the only one headquartered in New York City.

Past auctions were always held in our showroom on 5th Avenue. It was a big step for us to hold our preview and sale in such a prestigious hotel, and we were overwhelmed (emotionally and logistically) with the turnout.

A Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise and diamond bracelet sold by Fortuna Auction

A Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise and diamond bracelet sold by Fortuna Auction

An art deco star sapphire ring sold by Fortuna Auction

An art deco star sapphire ring sold by Fortuna Auction

A Nardi Blackamoor brooch sold by Fortuna Auction

A Nardi Blackamoor brooch sold by Fortuna Auction

Many new faces came through to preview the jewelry, and the room bustled with activity when the auction began. The sale drew serious bidders and curious passersby—a couple of whom won jewelry they were able to take home the same day.

The metaphorical star of the show was a Van Cleef & Arpels turquoise, yellow gold and diamond bracelet, which sold for $22,800. The literal star of the show, however, was an Art Deco platinum diamond ring featuring a beautiful natural star sapphire ($9,840).

There was a lot of interest and bidding activity for an unusual Nardi Blackamoor brooch ($9,225) which ended up selling to a private collector in Europe.

To see more beautiful pieces that have found new homes, view the sale highlights.

Fortuna Auction is already planning a Fall sale, with a date to be announced. However, it’s never too soon to consign your fine jewelry. Free valuations are available by submitting photos of pieces online here.

On behalf of the Fortuna Auction staff, I want to thank everyone who has supported us and become part of the Fortuna family.

 

Warmest regards,

Seth Holehouse

CEO & Cofounder

Fortuna Auction