Gearing up for the busy yet incredibly epic holiday season for auction houses around the world, with Dupuis Auctioneers kicking things off with their Fall Important Jewels sale. The Canadian auction house has meticulously curated over 450 items that will be set to go under the hammer on November 19th, 2017. Whether you love Victorian jewelry, modern diamonds, stylish fine necklaces, fun earrings, loose gemstones, stackable bracelets, signed designer pieces, or everything in between, Dupuis’ fall sale has something that will grab your attention. It was very tough to choose only a few highlights, but these are my favorites and be sure to take a look on your own at the catalog which is online, following the link below:
Lot 21: Gorgeous at every detail, this Art Deco aquamarine pendant necklace features a long cushion shaped aqua that weighs approx. 22 carats! The delicate setting is whimsical and feminine, and I especially love the black enamel details. The chain is unique because it features filigree tracery stations linked with chain, done in 14k white gold. The pendant is set in 18k white gold. Estimate: $640-960
Lot 36: Taking it back further to another time period, this Art Nouveau necklace dates to 1905 and features a rare gemstone: a cat’s eye tourmaline. Typical of the turn-of-the-century style, the necklace showcases some beautiful nature-inspired design work and accented with pearls. The necklace measures 15 inches in length and is a mix of 10k & 14k gold. Estimate: $2,880-3,200
Lot 103: A breath-taking Renaissance Revival necklace like you’ve never seen! Set with peridot, pearls, enamel, and diamonds this stunning piece is in immaculate condition. It measures 15 1/2 inches in length and surely looks grand when worn. What a collector’s piece! Estimate: $2,080-2,880.
Lot 108: This colorful necklace instantly grabbed my attention and when I read the description, I became even more interested. The piece is composed of coral, jadeite beads, and black bakelite. Unlike most bakelite jewelry, this piece is done in 18k yellow gold. The bottom coral teardrop is detachable. Estimate: $2,400-3,200
Lot 122: Did you realize Victorians liked hot pink? This all-original pink sapphire and diamond ring dates back to the late 1800s and it is astonishingly trendy if worn today. The bright pink of the sapphire center stone just radiates, as it is surrounded by old cut diamonds. Done in 18k gold with silver top and ready for your finger. Estimate: $4,000-5,600
Lot 185: I chose this lot as one to highlight because it feels like such an ideal engagement ring and I whole heartedly support buying your engagement ring at auction. I think it adds another romantic dimension to the ring’s story. This ring is an old mine cut diamond which is bezel set, sits flush to the finger and done in platinum and 14k white gold. Estimate: $2,400-4,000
Lot 223: A bracelet and earring suite in case there’s a day where you want nothing but ALL THE GEMS. I am totally in love with vintage pieces that feature an array of collage-like gemstones in every color. This set is extra special because it is done in a wide bracelet style, which I adore. The bracelet is 14k and the earrings are 18k. Estimate: $2,720-3,520
Lot 237.02: Since the latest trend in jewelry is all about the ear pendant, these earrings seem like just the sensation we’re coveting. Luscious emeralds are set in both the top and bottom of these earrings, which are done in 18k yellow gold. They are totally regal! Estimate: $8,000-12,000
Lot 240: I am a sucker for Kunzite, which is why I had to include this necklace in my top picks. Not only does it use the beautiful pale pink stone, but it has such a unique setting which utilizes the heart-shape in a elegant way by “crowning” it. The piece is done in platinum and is extremely detailed. Estimate: $1,360-1,760
Lot 288: Something fun, timeless and very Belle Époque is this necklace/bracelet done in diamonds, pearls and platinum. What’s different about this piece besides it being over the top is that it detaches and can be worn as a bracelet. I love a good tassel and the time period of this piece was the height of a striking tassel motif. Estimate: $14,400-19,200
Lot 400: If you know me, you know that my bucket list jewelry item is a David Webb animal bracelet. With all the different possibilities out there, I can never narrow down my preference to a certain animal or certain style…until I saw this one! I love the black and white enamel of the tiger and the green stones are such a great contrast. I will be stalking this lot, for sure! Estimate: $24,000-32,000
Lot 415: I’ve included this striking diamond necklace because after seeing it, couldn’t take my eyes off it! Done in a fringe style, with diamond dripping down from three sections, the piece is done in 18k white gold and features approx. 2.55 carats total of diamonds. With London assay marks that indicate 1965, this necklace was probably worn by an English starlet during the 60s. How fun! Estimate: $8,000-12,000
Lot 425: These diamond cluster earrings are far from simple, as they total over seven carats of old cut stones, but are the perfect “upgrade” as I would trade my entire earring collection just for this single pair. Lots of sparkle from them which goes a long way. These are the type of earrings you put on one day and never take off! Estimate: $19,200-24,000
Lot 469: The créme de la créme of diamond rings–a 7.06 carat emerald cut with VVS-1 clarity, F color sits in the center of this 18k white gold set stunner. It is simply mouth-watering and ready for a new home. Could this be your new engagement ring? Or maybe right hand anniversary gift? Estimate: $160,000-208,000
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