My favorite time of year for jewelry auctions is just before the holidays, as each auction house gears up for this busy time by providing some of the best, show-stopping pieces they’ve been ever-so-keenly stashing away until now. From heart-palpitating rings, to diamond-dripping earrings and everything in between, Dupuis Fine Jewelry has anything you’ve ever dreamed of in one auction–their Fall Jewels sale. The auction is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 where you can log-in online and bid or see the auction live in their Toronto headquarters. Some day I’d love to make it out to Toronto to visit Dupuis, but for now I’m glad I can at least tune in from the comfort of my home!
I’ve picked my favorites from the upcoming sale, as this was not an easy task! So many striking pieces, whether you collect antique or have your eye on something a little more modern, there is so much to choose from. Check out my picks above and below!
Lot 2: A David Webb piece unlike any I’ve seen before–this ring is set with one blue zircon surrounded by turquoise set in 18k yellow gold. The gemstone combination is very intriguing, as is the textured fluted band. Such a cool ring!
Lot 210: This brooch is very striking as you don’t see very much peridot jewelry and the color is an intense light green. I love the design work of the round stones surrounded by bezel-set diamonds in an abstract floral style. The brooch is done in 14k gold and boasts a unique pair of rectangular cut peridots.
Lot 211: A pair of micromosaic ear pendants mounted in 10k gold and dating back to mid-19th century. The Vedute di Roma dark blue glass swing pendants are decorated by polychrome tesserae, with oval tops depicting the Arch of Constantine and the Imperial Forum, with suspending teardrop shapes depicting the Colosseum and the Pantheon. So amazing!
Lot 246: Circa 1870, available with its original box, this antique quartz and gold demi-parure is a rare piece! The gold consists of heavy bead work, textured granulation and acanthus leaves…along with a pair of matching ear pendants. Such a great piece of history right here.
Lot 271: Two sumptuous gold pieces by Henry Dunay–one is a hinged bangle bracelet and the other is a ring, both done in 18k yellow gold. If you know me personally, you know that I used to do beauty pageants when I was a little girl–these two pieces remind me of a spike crown that was the grand prize at one of the pageants that was highly sought after. Sad to say I never won that title, but winning this lot would be even better!
Lot 327: A magnificent cross, set with amethyst, pearls, peridot and diamonds. This piece caught my eye because of the matte finish and the unique gemstone combination it has. It is made by Birks and is done in 14k matte yellow gold. It even has a hinged hidden compartment in the back.
Lot 355: An emerald ring prettier than the Emerald City! An astounding 31.49 carats of emerald, entirely certified by AGS stating that its origin is Columbia. My oh my what an amazing ring! To make it even more grand, the emerald is flanked by two bullet-shaped diamonds and two trapezoid diamonds, all set in platinum.
Lot 358: Can you blame me for having an affliction for double diamond rings?! This one is having me reconsider my engagement ring–love the North-South setting of the two stones, as well as the uniqueness of the mismatched color of each Old European cut diamond. That’s about 3.75 carats total right there, all set in platinum!
Lot 394: Platinum and gold combine to create these luminous floral earrings set with diamonds and aquamarine. A total of approximately four carats worth of diamonds curve around the leaf-settings creating a floral motif which decorates the ear lobe in the most festive way.
Lot 396: A fully set aquamarine necklace which drips of aquamarine and diamond icicles–what a glorious holiday gift this would make?! The necklace is mounted in 14k gold, with Russian assay marks and maker’s mark for Vassili Efimovitch Baladanov, and the length: 15 3/4 inches.
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