Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has a pair of back-to-back auctions slated for September 16th, 17th & 18th which you surely do not want to miss! The jewelry action starts off with a sale featuring pieces from the Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfeld which goes live Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30pm CST, followed by a large Important Jewelry Auction the next day, which is broken into a two day affair. You know an auction is going to be good when it has to be broken down to two days! Just how good?! Try 1,293 lots of beautiful, stunning and unique pieces of jewelry!! That’s a lot! So you can imagine my dismay as I tried to pick out my favorite lots and narrow it down…
Let’s start with the first auction, scheduled for September 16th featuring the Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfeld. Mrs. Hassenfeld was an accomplished ballerina in her youth and later a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian. She married the late Harold Irwin Hassenfeld, a member of the founding family of Hassenfeld Brothers, also known as Hasbro Industries (manufacturer of Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Nerf, Play-Doh and Trivial Pursuit). Mrs. Hassenfeld’s jewelry collection encompasses everything from significant signed pieces and important diamonds to playful uses of colored stones. The sale will consist of numerous sessions showcasing important signed jewelry from leading designers including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Belperron, David Webb, Harry Winston and Seaman Schepps. One such highlight is a superb Art Deco platinum, emerald, diamond, onyx and enamel lapel watch / necklace by Cartier. Another is an impressive platinum and diamond ring by Harry Winston, containing a pear shape brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 9.12 carats of D color and VS2 clarity.
Lot 37: This carved gemstone ring is truly unique–made completely out of aquamarine and set with diamonds in white gold. Since sizing is impossible, make note that this ring is a size 6 1/2. The diamonds total approximately 1.10 carats.
Lot 38: A pair of earrings fit for a queen–these are set with round mixed cut aquamarine (believed to be set into the Victorian mountings recently) and accented by some Old Mine and European cut diamonds. A bold look indeed.
Lot 40: Love this 18k yellow gold Tiger’s Eye ring designed and signed by David Webb. This ring is perfect for any David Webb collector or anyone who loves 1960s/70s inspired design. I also am a huge fan of the black enamel details.
Lot 85: Colors of a sunset are captured in this brooch, set with citrine and diamonds. The different tones of orangey yellow are shown off here within this piece–would be beautiful attached to a fall scarf or a neutral colored big-brimmed hat.
Lot 196: A pair of designer earrings from Nicholas Varney, this abstract 18k yellow gold wonderment features 16 upturned briolette cut purplish red sapphires, along with some diamonds and rubies. Not only are the gemstones unique, but the silhouette and style make these amazing.
Lot 243: This stunning Edwardian pendant necklace is set with one round amethyst, some diamonds and a pearl for good measure! The necklace has a true to form Edwardian style, with platinum-topped gold and a garland style typical of turn-of-the-century.
Following that sale, on September 17th at noon CST Leslie Hindman’s Important Jewelry, Fall Sale begins with it finishing the following day in another session starting at 10am CST. Designer names like Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Hermes and Oscar Heyman Brothers, just to name a few, will be in the line-up of over 1,000 items! Jewelry collectors from around the world will tune in to this hallmarked event–which can be accessed online through Bidsquare or LHLive. I can’t wait!!
Lot 4: I’m totally in love with the colors that make up this necklace, as well as the style of it! The gemstones consist of pearls, emeralds and rubies with eight swags running along 17 inches of length. It is Slovakian in origin and actually comes apart forming two bracelets. Amazing.
Lot 600: These earrings are just one of the pairs featured within this lot, the other pair are similar in style and era. The earrings shown above are set with onyx and seed pearls in geometric shapes. I love the length and presence of these–they flatter any face shape!
Lot 845: I must be on a swag kick, but this necklace has a swag element as well, only this particular piece is completely constructed out of coral beads. The dangles make it unique and special!
Lot 988: These antique carved labradorite rings are high up on my wish list and this one is a neat one–it is a cameo of Cleopatra! You can see her majestic profile depicted in this magical stone.
Lot 1117: This lot features a snake ring duo, both Victorian and both amazing! The smaller snake wraps around a pearl with a sapphire set in its head. The larger snake wraps around a slightly damaged opal with an emerald set in its head. Such a neat pair!
Lot 1150: A very bold and bohemian turquoise ring set in 14k yellow gold caught my eye in this lot. The ring is set with a bezel set cluster of turquoise gemstones which exhibit various colors due to age. So pretty.
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