June Jewels & Watches

Friday, June 17, 2021 at 11 AM EDT     |      Live & Online



Fortuna’s June Jewels & Watches sale, took place on June 17, 2021 at 11am EDT. This auction was particularly exciting for collectors of diamonds and high-end brands alike.

The June Jewels & Watches auction had a wide array of pieces from designer brands and estates alike. There were quite a few bidding wars throughout the auction, from the exciting back and forth between two online bidders over a pair of Cartier “Menotte” Bangle Bracelets to the down-right riveting battle over the Fine Ceylon Unheated Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Ring. The Fine Ceylon ring began with a starting bid of $28,000 but ultimately resulted in a final achieved price of $112,500. The sale was full of memorable moments, and even more memorable pieces.

These exceptional statement pieces were offered alongside some of the finest estate jewels from the most esteemed designers—such as Chanel, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., and more. Stay tuned for information on our next sale, July Jewels & Watches!

Auction Highlights


To support the effort in limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Fortuna Showroom is temporarily closed to the public. You can still view the items in the upcoming auction in-person by setting an appointment with our online scheduler below.

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Sales Specialist

Anissa Carroll, G.G., Senior Jewelry Specialist

(212) 389-9040, ext. 116


Bidding Services

Hyesoung Lee, Auction Operations

(212) 389-9040, ext. 115


Fine Ceylon Unheated Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Ring

Our June Jewels & Watches auction ended with a bang, and the star by far was this Fine Unheated Ceylon Sapphire and Diamond Ballerina Ring (Lot n. 3005). High-quality sapphires over 2-carats are scarce, but this beautiful natural sapphire is a whopping 15.60-Carats. This impressive ring hailed from a Texas estate. Blue sapphires from former Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, are known for being brighter and more vivid than those of other lands, and this particular stone is a shining example in pristine condition. After a modest starting bid of $28,000, the elegant cocktail ring went through an exciting bidding war that resulted in a final achieved price of $112,500. Congratulations to the winning bidder and the consignor.

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 July Jewels & Watches auction, which will take place July 22nd. 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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