Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10am EST     |      New York City


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  • Auction of Magnificent Jewels on December 6, 2018
  • Featuring an exceedingly rare 3.05ct Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring, PROPERTY OF AN ESTEEMED ASIAN COLLECTOR
  • A fine selection of Art Nouveau jewelry, including designs by Lalique
  • Iconic jewelry by the world’s most respected jewelry houses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Pomellato, Bulgari, Paul Flato, Schlumberger, David Webb and more.

NEW YORK, NY—Fortuna’s highly anticipated winter sale, Magnificent Jewels, will take place on December 6, 2018 at 10AM EST. The auction offers an exquisite assortment of rare estate jewels, signed pieces and important colored diamonds. Leading the collection is an incredibly rare 3.05ct Fancy Intense Blue Diamond Ring, offered by an important Asian collector. It is predicted to achieve between $1.2 to $1.8 million at auction.

As always, the sale will feature a multitude of period pieces and important signed jewelry—perfect for the holiday season. Of the many jewelry highlights, a stunning Art Deco Cartier New York Citrine, Diamond and Onyx Pin truly evokes the classic glamour that is characteristic of the Roaring Twenties era of America. This piece is offered for an estimated $8,000-$15,000. Another rare period piece, is an early 1900s Rene Boivin Pearl and Diamond Brooch, designed by the legendary Suzanne Belperron, whose jewelry creations bear comparison to timeless artwork. Earlier this year, Fortuna offered an important private collection of Suzanne Belperron’s designs, read more about it here.

For iconic designs that make perfect holiday gifts, December Magnificent Jewels will also offer a pair of exquisite Buccellati diamond cuffs, in white and yellow gold. Founded in 1919, Buccellati has long been known for their traditional methods in jewelry craftsmanship and mastery of texture-engraved gold. Precious metals in the hands of a skilled Buccellati goldsmith are often transformed to resemble silk or lace, a quality that can be instantly recognized in the numerous Buccellati pieces offered in Fortuna’s upcoming sale. The Mario Buccellati Sapphire, Diamond and White Gold Cuff and Buccellati Diamond and Yellow Gold Cuff will be available for an estimated $30,000-$40,000 and $35,000-$45,000, respectively.

A Fine Selection of Art Nouveau Jewelry

For lovers of Art Nouveau, the sale will also offer a fine selection of jewelry from that period. Characterized by natural forms and motifs, Art Nouveau as a decorative style reached its peak of influence between 1890 and 1910. One of the most exemplary names in the Art Nouveau style is René Lalique, whose whimsical and romantic designs in jewelry and glass are simply masterful executions. His command of glass as a medium can be observed this December in a necklace of his design. It features two expressively carved female figures basking in florals, all quintessential Art Nouveau motifs; and the two threaded tassels that suspend the glass pendant add an extra measure of whimsy.


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