The April 10 and 11 Important Jewelry auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offered a unique selection of bold vintage jewelry, signed designer jewelry and numerous loose and mounted diamonds and gemstones. Day one of the sale was conducted to a full floor in the Chicago saleroom and with over 1,000 bidders registered on live bidding platforms.
The top five lots of the sale were diamond rings, including a 4.04 carat natural fancy brown-pink diamond and diamond ring that sold for $212,500. A 17.10 carat competitive bidding on the phone and online. Other top-performing diamonds included a 10.03 carat princess cut diamond ring that sold for $109,375 with a presale estimate of $90,000 to 110,000; and an Art Deco 6.08 carat asscher cut diamond ring that sold for $71,875 against an estimate of $60,000-80,000.
Vintage jewelry proved popular. An Art Deco platinum and diamond ring exceeded presale expectations following competitive bidding in the room. The ring sold for $62,500 against a presale estimate of $25,000 to 35,000. Other vintage highlights include an Edwardian platinum and diamond brooch, which sold for $26,250 against a presale estimate of $12,000 to 18,000; and a Renaissance Revival natural Ceylon sapphire, diamond and polychrome enamel pendant by Edward Tessier that sold for $22,500 against a presale estimate of $8,000 to 10,000.
Other highlights from the sale include a Van Cleef and Arpels ‘Lady Arpels Feerie’ diamond wristwatch that sold for $50,000 (presale estimate: $40,000 to 60,000); a Verdura pink spinel and diamond ‘Wrapped Heart’ brooch which sold for $37,500 (presale estimate: $30,000 to 40,000); and a yellow gold Nautilus wristwatch by Patek Philippe that sold for $22,500 (presale estimate: $4,000 to 6,000).
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