Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10AM EDT     |      Live & Online

Click below to view the results of the July Jewels & Watches auction. Stay tuned for our August sale! 




Our NY showroom is currently closed to the public, in accordance with the statewide response to stunt the growth of COVID-19. However, you can either schedule a private viewing or preview the sale from the comfort of your home. Read below for more information.


Sales Specialist

Anissa Carroll, Senior Jewelry Specialist

(212) 389-9040, ext. 116


Bidding Services

Hyesoung Lee, Auction Operations

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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

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  • July Jewels and Watches auction took place on July 23, 2020 at 10AM EDT.
  • Featured Lots: Rolex Very Fine Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Concealed Dial (Lot 3002), Cartier Évasions Joaillières Diamond and Cultured Pearl Earring (Lot 2098)

NEW YORK, NY—The July Jewels & Watches auction took place Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10AM EDT, offering a curated selection of gorgeous estate jewelry and rare colored gemstones. Sale highlights included a truly spectacular Rolex Very Fine Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Concealed Dial, alongside a broad array of fine jewels and iconic watches by the most desirable brands of our time. Discover impressive diamond and gemstone jewelry and essential watches, starting at all price points.

Jewelry lovers everywhere are feeling nostalgic for the designs and events of the 1920’s, annd Cartier is no exception. The Évasions Joaillières collection by Cartier introduced bold designs harkening to different exotic destinations and time periods. These subtle and elegant pair of Cartier Évasions Joaillières Diamond and Cultured Pearl Earring from the collection features almost tribal geometric patterns, and is meticulously set with over 500 round brilliant-cut diamonds, giving it a frosted look. The white pearls add an even more elegant touch. The chic accessories could easily be believed to have been crafted in France during the Art Deco era. And as such, the wearer will be transported to a literary cafe in Paris with an attitude as bold and brash as the women of the day. This fine accessory is currently retailed at the french jewelry Maison for $155,000, but was offered at a starting bid of just $24,000; the luxury accessory ended up achieving a well deserved $30,000 on auction day.

One Vidid Fancy Yellow diamond is hard enough to come by as it is, but multiple? This stunning Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Eternity Band boasts just that with 9 Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds all with natural and even color distribution, and most with F-G color and VS clarity. The sparkling band is also set with oval brilliant-cut diamonds which produce. dazzling effect as their white light and the yellow light of the surrounding diamonds bounce off each other. This glamorous piece achieved $19,000 at auction and will be a playful addition to the lucky bidders finger.


Browse the Sale Highlights

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Fine Watches

It comes as no surprise that another star lot in our sale would be the product of the master french jewelry maison, Cartier; however this time the delectable piece, is a watch. The Cartier Ballon Bleu in has been on the market since 2007 and it is already a modern classic. Cartier Diamond Ballon Bleu in Steel adds an extravagant twist to the classic timepiece. According to Cartier, this one model accounts for one fourth of all the luxury watch sales in the world. The rounded shape was made to have the look and feel of a rounded pebble. The crystal is extremely interesting, with a shape that flows into the crown. This ticking and sparkling watch achieved $8,125 at auction.

It isn’t just jewelry lovers who are feeling nostalgic, watch lovers are too, and this next lot seems to be the perfect melting pot of both their dreams, This circa 1940s Rolex Very Fine Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Concealed Dial is emblematic of a bygone era of glamour and fashionable soirees. The diamond bracelet itself is a masterfully crafted, entirely made with high quality diamonds of IF clarity and D-G color. Artfully concealed at the center of the bracelet is a petite watch, powered by a vintage Rolex Precision movement. Despite being decades old, this fine collectible shines just as vibrantly and certainly makes an extravagant addition to any evening attire. The piece, which was offered for $45,000 achieved $59,375 at auction.



Preview the Jewelry & Watches

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 “Private Preview,” in which you can schedule a one-on-one appointment 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 or use our online scheduler.


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 August Jewels & Watches. The cutoff date to submit your fine jewelry or watches is August 3. 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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