PASADENA, Calif. — Things are coming up gems and jewels during John Moran Auctioneers’ 2013 HQ Spring Jewelry Auction, set for May 21.
Diamonds, colored gemstones, pearls and more make up the 250 lots of antique, vintage
and retro pieces, including Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco, along with creations by top makers such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany, Vedura, Ippolita and Tacori. Watches, luxury goods, costume jewelry and decorative items for the home complete the rich array, which will be presented in two sessions, as well as online at LiveAuctioneers.com, AuctionZip.com and Invaluable.com.
Headlining all jewelry lots is a pearl necklace by Harry Winston, featuring an 18-karat gold and diamond centerpiece set with a spectacular 24-carat Ceylon sapphire. It carries an estimate of $70,000 to $90,000.
Additional items generating presale attention include:
• Whimsical camel brooch, with a large baroque pearl for the body and a crown made from a yellow sapphire ($8,000– $10,000)
• Lion’s paw-shell brooch/necklace with an actual shell set with diamonds ($10,000-$15,000)
• Sinuous Art Nouveau diamond and platinum pendant necklace ($2,000-$3,000)
• Late Edwardian platinum ring set with three cultured pearls ($1,500-$3,000)
ion Vacheron Constantin 18-karat white gold automatic wristwatch ($20,000-$30,0
In addition to jewelry, accessories set for sale feature items by Judith Lieber, vintage Louis Vuitton trunks and several classic Hermes silk scarves from the 1950s forward.
Also going under the gavel is a series of decorative items such as a Tiffany & Co Art Deco nephrite jade eight-day desk clock several antique Continental boxes, and glass paperweights.
To view the catalog visit www.johnmoran.com, and for more information contact John Moran Auctioneers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-793-1833.