JEWELS

The Jewelry Auction, an event eagerly awaited by both dealers and investors on the heels of the unprecedented success of the spring auctions, will be held on 16 and 17 November in the halls of Palazzo Crivelli.

The public will be able to choose from about than 1,000 lots whose origins range from the 1700s to the present, representing a cross-section of the Italian goldsmithing tradition. The auction is quite varied, due to the number of lots, and ranges from precious stones “in sachet” to gems set in splendid rings. These jewels are not just for connoisseurs and collectors: they speak to everyone who loves chic, elegant jewels.

In addition to the ca. 50 round diamonds of all kinds ranging from ct. 0.40 to ca. ct. 5.00, the top lots include five emerald-cut diamonds ranging from 5 to 9.01 carats. This unusual cut was favored, with some variants, by many famous figures. Richard Burton chose one for the engagement ring he gave Liz Taylor in 1968, and with a variant of a new “Asscher” cut, so did Prince Ranieri III of Monaco when he asked Grace Kelly to be his bride. More recently, Victoria Beckham received one to mark the same occasion… it is indubitably the shape that best expresses ultimate class and elegance!

The auction will also feature stunning, timeless emeralds, sapphires and rubies, as well as the always coveted natural pearls: a necklace from the last years of the 1800s in which rich materials and fine workmanship are perfectly combined will also be offered to bidders.

There are many coral pieces as well, rare in dimensions and colors, either loose or set in extravagant creations.

The iconic brands of international jewelry making, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Buccellati, are well represented with various types of jewels. Many lots of Bulgari jewels will be offered, including a 5.25 carat D color step cut diamond in an octagonal shape, but the prince diamond will be a 9.01 carat D color set in a Tiffany & Co. ring; all this to underscore the rich and multifaceted nature of this compelling auction and confirming the department’s high standing in terms of quality and offering.

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