May Jewels & Watches

Friday, May 13, 2021 at 11 AM EDT     |      Live & Online



Fortuna is excited to offer you a sneak peek of our May Jewels & Watches sale, taking place on May 13, 2021 at 11 am EDT. This auction will be particularly exciting for collectors of diamonds and high-end brands alike.

The auction is led by a dazzling Important 10.01-Carat Natural Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring. This exceptional GIA-certified ring will be offered alongside a treasure trove of fine estate jewels from the finest designers—such as Cartier, David Webb, Bulgari, Tiffany & Co., and more. Stay tuned for more information on the highlights of this sale.

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


Important 10.01-Carat Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring

Leading our exciting Spring sale is an exquisite Important 10.01-Carat Fancy Light Yellow Diamond Ring. Fancy Colored diamonds are especially rare; only about 1 in every 16,500 carats that are mined are categorized as true Fancy Yellow. Amongst these diamonds, there is a spectrum of saturation and vividness of color. The lemonade-like shade present in this diamond is perfect for the summer wardrobe. The stone is cut into a cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut for a bold design that accentuates the stone’s sparkle. This cut combines the geometrical lines of the emerald shape with the sparkling brilliance of the round-cut. The impressive 10.01-carat diamond, which is flanked by two triangular brilliant-cut white diamonds will be offered in our May Jewels & Watches auction for a starting bid of $65,000.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Leaf Brooch

Our May Jewels & Watches auction holds some of the best and most iconic designs in the world of haute joaillerie. This vintage Diamond Leaf Brooch is quintessential Van Cleef & Arpels. The French jewelry house began the production of their celebrated leaf and flower brooches in the 1920s. The styles of the time were mostly invisibly set with rubies and sapphires and embellished with diamonds. The trend toward naturalism returned by the end of World War II, with a strong preference for brooches. By the second half of the 20th Century, brooches—particularly leaves—became the ideal ornament. For evening wear, they were more elongated and made of textured metals, elaborately set with diamonds, much like this Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Leaf Brooch. The brooch is set with single- and round-cut diamonds, weighing a total of approximately 2.00 carats, most with H-I color and VS-SI clarity set on a stylized natural form with jagged outlines typical of the ’50s and ’60s. This beautiful swirling accessory is being offered in our May Jewels & Watches sale for a starting bid of $24,000.

Watches for Him & Her

Our May Jewels & Watches sale boasts a wide variety of luxury timepieces from the finest brands in the world. From limited edition pieces like the Hublot Big Bang Cappuccino Chronograph in Ceramic and Titanium, Limited Edition of 250 to the always sought after Rolex Daytona Ref. 116520 In Stainless Steel, there is truly something for every collector and watch aficionado.

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 May Jewels & Watches auction, which will take place May 13th. 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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