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PAST AUCTION

IMPORTANT JEWELS

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3PM EDT     |      Live & Online

Click below to view the full results of our Important Jewels auction. 

Please Note: All prices listed reflect hammer price and buyer’s premium. 

 

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EXHIBITION DATES

While our NY showroom is currently closed in accordance with the statewide response to stunt the growth of COVID-19, there are several ways to preview the sale from the comfort of your home. Read below for more information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Sales Specialist

Anissa Carroll, Senior Jewelry Specialist

(212) 389-9040, ext. 116

condition@fortunaauction.com

Bidding Services

Hyesoung Lee, Auction Operations

(212) 389-9040, ext. 115

bids@fortunaauction.com

WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIGN

If you are interested in selling your jewelry or watches in an upcoming auction, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. We are always happy to assist.

P: (212) 389-9040

E: valuation@fortunaauction.com

NEW YORK, NY—The Important Jewels auction will take place Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 3PM EDT, offering an exciting array of important diamonds and estate and designer pieces from jewelry houses like Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and more!

In diamond highlights, we are excited to introduce a fine 2.02-Carat Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond Ring. This lovely solitaire boasts G color and VS2 clarity and is surrounded by round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing a total of approximately 1.00 carat, most with F-G color and VS clarity. This sparkler would be enough to brighten anyone’s day and certainly impossible to say “no” to; the winning bidder said ‘yes’ to the ring for an achieved $13,750.

In other important diamonds, we offered an extremely special 8.88-Carat Cushion-Shaped Diamond Ring. This stunning diamond boasts H/VS2 clarity and is flanked by round brilliant-cut diamonds of approximately 1.00 carat total, most G-H/VS clarity. Modified brilliant-cut diamonds are cut to have the same number and pattern of facets as round brilliants. This makes modified brilliant cuts an extremely popular choice of diamond, as they emit the superior brilliance of a round diamond with a more unique shape. Beyond the ring’s obvious splendor, this lot is particularly unique in its weight; If the staggering 8.88 carats weren’t already desirable enough, the weight carries more significance than your average stone. The number eight is considered to be very lucky across cultures, but particularly that of many Asian countries. When the number ‘eight’ appears three times consecutively it is considered a triple fortune, and one very lucky bidder indeed achieved the ring for $137,500 at auction.

 

We are always thrilled to carry pieces from some of the most notable jewelry houses in the world, and this sale is no exception. This Tiffany & Co. Charm Bracelet is a fine example of contemporary design from the American jewelry maison. With more charm than your average charm bracelet, this Tiffany piece features a starlit and heart-shaped sky shining over your home sweet home; a radiating sun overlooking kissing birds in a garden, and a whimsical butterfly filled net. Crafted in 18K gold; set with round-cut emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and diamonds, this unique piece had a starting bid of just $4,000 and achieved more than double that, with $8,750.

It seems the Tiffany bracelet is no exception of overachieving designer bracelets. This Hammerman Brothers Bamboo Link Gold Bracelet works for day and night looks and makes a bold statement all the while. The chic accessory takes the beloved natural motif to a new level; while bamboo is often used to inspire jewelry designers, the American made bracelet takes a unique approach to the flowering plant with its large hexagonal links. While most designers opt to depict bamboo as dainty, Hammerman truly encapsulated the inner strength of the plant and radiates that strength unto the wearer. Originally offered for $4,000, this bold 18k gold accessory achieved $8,750 at auction.

As true jewelry lovers, we know the beauty of jewelry comes from more than an impressive stone alone; what really makes a piece of jewelry spectacular, is the craftsmanship and the setting of the gemstones. None were quite so masterful at setting jewelry as the french jewelers at Chaumet. This Chaumet Ruby and Diamond Bracelet appears at first glance, to be effortlessly beautiful, its delicate curvature and occasional touches of bright color by use of the rubies is truly something to marvel at. Not to mention, the setting of emerald-, pear-, and round brilliant cut diamonds is truly intricate work only possible with a master jeweler. Chaumet’s reputation for excellence and majesty is exemplified in this beautiful accessory, which unsurprisingly, after a starting bid of $30,000, surpassed that amount by achieving $43,750.

In other spectacularly crafted pieces, this exquisite Diamond Riviere Necklace achieved nearly double its starting bid of $14,000 with a final achieved price of $27,500. The carefully selected round brilliant-, tapered baguette- and marquise-cut diamonds, smoothly and seamlessly graduate in size until reaching the center round brilliant-cut stone. The diamonds have an approximate cumulative weight of 22.90 carats and most with G-H color and VS-SI clarity. The craftsmanship that went into creating this piece took a great deal of effort, the wearer however, will look effortlessly elegant with it draped across her neck.

The Important Jewels auction catalog is now closed for bidding. For inquiries related to the sale, or post-sale offers regarding unsold lots please refer to the contact information above and our staff would be more than happy to assist you.

 

Preview the Catalog from Home

Fortuna is pleased to introduce major additions to our online auction catalog; every lot listing will also include a high-resolution video of the piece shown at all angles, to give bidders a clear view of the condition and quality of the piece before placing their bids. Bidders can also request a “Virtual Preview,” in which you can video chat directly with one of our specialists for a closer look on your favorite lots. To get started, just send us an email to schedule a date and time.


We Invite You to Auction!

We are always accepting fine jewelry and watch consignments for upcoming auctions, whether it is a single item or an entire collection. The next opportunity to consign is for our June Jewels and June Watches auctions, which will take place June 4th. The cutoff date to submit your fine jewelry or watches for these sales is May 14th. Please contact our office or fill out our web form for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our specialists look forward to helping you understand the value of your pieces.

For more information, please contact us at:
P: (212) 389-9040

E: valuation@fortunaauction.com

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