Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1PM EDT     |      New York City

Click below to browse the full sale results for the August Exchange

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




Sales Specialist

George Callan, Senior Jewelry Specialist

(212) 389-9040, ext. 106

Bidding Services

Maria Saxon, Director of Auction Operations

(212) 389-9040, ext. 103


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.

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  • Fine Jewelry & Watch auction on August 15, 2019 at 1PM EDT.
  • Featured Lots Shown: Van Cleef & Arpels 5.32ct Unheated Sapphire Ring, Cartier Panther Earclips, Tiffany & Co. Ruby and Diamond Cuff, A Large Diamond Collar Necklace, and a 2.83-Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring.

NEW YORK, NY—The Exchange auction took place Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1PM EDT, offering a curated selection of important estate jewelry, rare signed pieces, and fine watches.

Leading the sale is a fine Van Cleef & Arpels 5.32ct Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Ring. It is accompanied by an AGL report stating that the sapphire is of natural Ceylon origin, with no evidence of heat enhancement. The ring achieved $30,000, against a pre-sale estimate of $20,000–$30,000. In other signed pieces, the August Exchange also featured a wide ranging assortment of Tiffany & Co. pieces, most notably a gorgeous Ruby and Diamond Cuff and a minimal T-Cutout Wide Hinged Ceramic and Gold Cuff.

In watches, the August Exchange was led by a Rolex Daytona Ref. 116509H in 18K White Gold. One of the world’s most desirable watches, the Rolex Daytona leads the pack in historic sports watches and chronographs. The present example is stunning and subtle in 18K white gold, with an exotic racing dial and substantial weight to the precious metal case. Inside is the Calibre 4130, the first in-house chronograph movement produced by Rolex. The watch sold for $22,500 at auction.

The full results of the sale are now online. For inquiries related to the sale, please refer to the contact information above and our staff would be more than happy to assist you.


Introducing the Fortuna Exchange

In 2019, Fortuna introduced a new auction offering called the Fortuna Exchange, a monthly sale series featuring fine jewelry and watches from the celebrated makers across all style periods. The Fortuna Exchange was created to provide our sellers greater opportunities per year to sell their assets on a global platform, without the constraints or limitations of consigning their pieces to seasonal sales that are few and far between. With the addition of the monthly Fortuna Exchange sales, alongside our larger signature sales that occur biannually, we are pleased to offer our clients a year that is abundant with rare and exciting fine jewelry and watch offerings.

If you are interested in consigning to the Fortuna Exchange, please note that your jewelry or watch must be submitted at least a month before the date of the sale. For more information on selling at auction, click here.

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 the September Exchange, which will take place September 12th. The cutoff date to submit your fine jewelry or watches is August 7. 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.

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