Spring Jewels on Offer

May 12,2016 | 10:37 EDT By Bidsquare

The same thing happens just about every year. Spring finally arrives, putting a much-needed end to your winter hibernation and your calendar, that had previously looked as baron as a Mongolian plain, is suddenly jam-packed with a whirlwind of enticing social engagements. The question is, will your wardrobe and for that matter, your jewelry box be up to the demands that will suddenly confront it?

Good thing then that Fortuna Auctioneers & Appraisers is staging their Spring Jewels: Fine Estate & Signed Jewelry sale on Tuesday, May 17. Nearly 400 lots of antique, contemporary, and estate jewelry, including pieces from iconic design houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Hermes, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. The sale also includes a fine variety of cuff links, object dart, watches, colored stones and diamonds.
 

Lot 209 - the Chaumet diamond and ruby necklace, is a real statement piece! Featuring a center ruby weighing in at 5.5 carats, supported by a stellar cast of smaller rubies and diamonds, this stunning piece comes from a Parisian house that has been producing high-end jewelry and watches since 1870.

Imagine the looks of admiration youll encounter the first time you elevate a champagne flute to your lips with Lot 123 adorning your finger! This beautiful ring, featuring a four carat unheated Burmese ruby with a diamond set either side, is sure to be one the most popular lots featured in the sale.

When it comes to buying gifts for that special someone in your life youll never go far wrong if you stick with diamonds. Lot 100 - a platinum diamond bracelet, is the kind of classically elegant piece that sets the perfect tone no matter what the occassion, be it a day at Saratoga or the Meta Gala.

Those looking to inject a little fun into an oufit should take a closer look at Lot 334 - the Donald Claflin Tiffany Humpty Dumpty brooch. Claflin, one of the great innovators in 20th century jewelry, was a Parsons graduate who worked for Tiffanys from 1965 through to 1977.

Lot 397 - the Hermes Kelly black patent porosus crocodile bag, is the perfect compliment to any prized pieces you might pick at the sale. Formerly known as the Sac à dépêches, it began life as a saddle holder, was redesigned several times before being popularized by actress and Monégasque princess, Grace Kelly. 

Fortuna Auctioneers & Appaisers Spring Jewels: Fine Estate & Signed Jewelry sale is set down for Tuesday, May 17 and contains 397 expertly curated lots. Look now at the full catalog.