On my latest trip to NYC, I visited an auction house I’ve been dying to get a glimpse of–Doyle NY. The NYC based company was founded in 1962 and since then has grown tremendously (more than just a jewelry auction), with satellite offices in cities across the US like Beverly Hills and Georgetown/DC, and regional representatives in Charlotte, Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Florida. The auction house offers about 40 sales every year and has a rich history of working with some incredible and newsworthy clients. Their overarching goal is to provide expert evaluations, personalized service, while achieving the highest prices at auction.
I met with the jewelry team on my visit and they were excited about the upcoming Important Jewelry Sale, taking place April 24th, 2018. The sale consists of 428 lots, ranging in time period and price points of jewelry from all walks of life. These pieces comes from estates, private collections and all over the globe, waiting for their next journey. This sale showcases several showstoppers and many designer pieces from some of the most famous jewelry houses. Names like David Webb, Van Clef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co., Paul Flato, Buccellati, and Cartier to name a few.
I was able to try-on several pieces from the upcoming sale and learn about its history and what made each piece so special. The above amethyst and texturized gold bracelet really caught my attention! It is set with pink tourmalines and emeralds, which I thought was a unique combination with amethyst. It is lot 237 in the upcoming sale and the estimate is $4,000-6,000.
The above bracelets are really grand — the enameled zebra, you may have guessed, is David Webb. It is lot 378, set with diamonds and ruby eyes, with an estimate of $25,000-35,000. The bold turquoise duo is also another gorgeous lot, by Van Clef & Arpels, and can actually be combined to create a necklace. They are done in 18k gold bombé style and are lot number 387, with an estimate of $30,000-50,000.
If you love the VCA bracelets from the last photo, you’ll really flip for this breath-taking necklace, also done by Van Cleef. It is lot 386 and the piece is set with Persian turquoise and diamonds (approx. 21.75 carats) and was easily one of my favorites of the entire sale! The estimate on this necklace is $35,000-45,000. The opal doublet earrings are fun and make a bold statement — they are set in 18k gold with omega backs, lot 20. The estimate on those is $1,500-2,000.
Lot 313: Sapphire and diamond ring set in 18k white gold with cabochon sapphire accents, Estimate: $20,000-30,000
Lot 27: Serpenti ring by Bvlgari set with diamonds and pink tourmaline in 18k rose gold, Estimate: $8,000-12,000
I love a fun and unique brooch–this one instantly cheers me up and I’m transported to a tropical paradise that I so desperately am seeking. The brooch is lot 116 and is a toucan consisting of onyx, diamonds, tsavorite garnets, rhodolite garnets, sapphire, and carved coral beak. The estimate is $2,500-3,500
Some more fun bracelets, this time a leopard bangle with black enamel detailing and ruby & diamond features. The leopard is lot 5 and the estimate is $2,500-3,500 (there is a matching ring in the sale as well). The other bracelet is iconically recognizable as a Schlumberger piece, with a soft coral enamel coloring done in 18k yellow gold. This Tiffany bracelet is estimated at $30,000-40,000 and is lot 84.
Lot 120 & Lot 198 — these wide enameled rings really stood out to me and you can easily see why! Both are done in 18k yellow gold with bright enamel and set with a contrasting gemstone. The geometric pattern and colors make these bold, statement pieces.
This David Webb brooch of a bejeweled lion deserves a long ponder–each gemstone was selectively chosen for the design and every detail is on point. A diamond body, yellow sapphire fur and emerald eyes make this brooch a complete masterpiece. The gold claws are probably my favorite design element. The estimate is $30,000-50,000 and is lot 365.
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