Leslie Hindman’s December 2016 Sale Offers Cornucopia of Jewels

Wendy Brandes X Bella Hadid X Farren Fucci X Paper
December 7, 2016
A little opal and zircon JAR for the ears
December 8, 2016


The final stretch of jewelry auctions for 2016 is under way, culminating with a number of major sales in the next couple of weeks. At Leslie Hindman, the Chicago-based auction house offers a cornucopia of jewels in its December 4-5 Important Jewelry sale, including over 1,400 lots of fine certified colored stones, natural colored diamonds, antique jewels, vintage signed works and an expansive and diverse selection of David Webb jewelry.

A selection of fine sapphires are among the major highlights of the sale, led by a 5.05-carat Kashmir sapphire and diamond ring, by J.E. Caldwell, circa 1910 (est. $250,000-275,000).

A Fine Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, J.E. Caldwell, Circa 1910,  containing one antique cushion cut sapphire weighing approximately 5.05 carats, and two old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.07 carats total.  Stamp: JEC&CO F20538.

A Fine Platinum, Kashmir Sapphire and Diamond Ring, J.E. Caldwell, Circa 1910,
containing one antique cushion cut sapphire weighing approximately 5.05 carats, and two old mine cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.07 carats total.
Stamp: JEC&CO F20538.

 

 

Other important sapphires in the sale include a 12.38-carat Burmese sapphire and diamond ring (est. $180,000-200,000); a pair of cushion cut Burmese sapphire and diamond cluster earrings (est. $10,000-15,000); and an 8.56-carat Burmese sapphire and diamond ring (est. $60,000-80,000).

An Important Platinum, Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring
A Pair of Platinum, Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Earclips
A Fine Platinum, Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring, French

 

 

For diamond collectors, the sale offers the rarest color of all – a Fancy Red diamond weighing 0.37 carats (est. $70,000-90,000). The rare stone joins a handful of other colored diamonds emitting hues across the color spectrum.

A Rare 0.37 Carat Radiant Cut Fancy Red Diamond

A Rare 0.37 Carat Radiant Cut Fancy Red Diamond

 

For period jewelry, the sale features a selection spanning several centuries, from a fine collection of Etruscan, Renaissance and Egyptian Revival jewels to unique examples from the Georgian and Victorian era.

 

A Yellow Gold Egyptian Revival Brooch
A Fine Renaissance Revival Gold, Silver, Multi Gem and Polychrome Enamel Pendant, Augusto Castellani, Circa 1860
A Victorian Silver Topped Gold and Diamond Fleur De Lys Brooch

 

 

Highlights also include jewels from the various periods of the 20th century, including a stunning opal and gem-set Renaissance Revival pendant/brooch by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., circa 1901 (est. $20,000-30,000); a classic Art Deco emerald and diamond brooch (est. $15,000-20,000); and a collectible Retro gem-set bracelet by John Rubel for Cartier (est. $6,000-8,000).

An Important Renaissance Revival Gold, Platinum, Opal and Multigem Pendant/Brooch, Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co.
An Art Deco Platinum, Emerald, Diamond, and Multigem Clip Brooch
A Retro Rose Gold, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Surprise Wristwatch, John Rubel for Cartier

 

 

Like all important jewelry sales, this one comprises a number of stunning signed pieces, led by an important tanzanite suite of jewels by Van Cleef & Arpels to be sold individually.

An Important Platinum, Tanzanite and Diamond Necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $85,000-100,000)
A Platinum, Tanzanite and Diamond Ring, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $15,000-20,000)
A Pair of Platinum, Tanzanite and Diamond Earclips, Van Cleef & Arpels (est. $5,000-7,000)
A Fine Platinum, Tanzanite, and Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef and Arpels (est. $50,000-70,000)

 

There is also an expansive and diverse selection of David Webb jewelry:

An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum, Turquoise, Diamond and Enamel Owl Brooch, David Webb (est. $6,000-8,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Enamel Necklace, David Webb (est. $20,000-30,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Enamel Bracelet, David Webb (est. $12,000-18,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Coral, Emerald, and Diamond Brooch, David Webb (est. $14,000-18,000)
A Pair of 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Emerald and Diamond Earclips, David Webb (est. $8,000-12,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum, Azurmalachite and Diamond Necklace, David Webb (est. $20,000-30,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum and Diamond Ring, David Webb (est. $15,000-20,000)
An Important 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Platinum and Diamond Bracelet, David Webb (est. $50,000-70,000)

 

 

Other highlights include:

A Platinum, Yellow Gold, Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire Bracelet (est. $15,000-20,000)
A Platinum, Diamond and Aquamarine Brooch, Cartier (est. $8,000-12,000)
* A Pair of 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Enamel and Ruby Bead Convertible Bracelets/Necklace, Verdura (est. $15,000-20,000)
A Fine Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond, Ruby and Polychrome Enamel Twin Chimera Bracelet (est. $10,000-15,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Sapphire Wrap Ring, J. Vendome, Paris (est. $10,000-15,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Multigem Ring, Christian Dior, France (est. $6,000-8,000)
An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Citrine, Diamond and Multigem Seashell Motif Articulated Pendant/Brooch, Chanel (est. $20,000-30,000)
* An 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Diamond and Cultured Pearl "Matelasse" Necklace, Chanel (est. $40,000-60,000)

 



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