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Press Release - September 2, 2014

Chanel colored diamond, white gold bracelet tops Contemporary Designer Jewels at Heritage Auctions

From Tiffany, David Webb and Cartier to Cynthia Bach, Susan Foster and Stephen Webster, Sept. 22 Jewelry auction in Beverly Hills offering more than 600 exclusively assembled lots

BEVERLY HILLS – A Chanel Diamond, Colored Diamond, White Gold Bracelet, from the Camêlia Collection, in 18k white gold, approximately 11.75 carats total of black and white diamonds surrounding a 2.41 carat diamond, a dramatic and eye-catching masterpiece from one of the most famous jewelry designers of all, is expected to bring $150,000+ as the top lot in Heritage Auctions' Sept. 22 Contemporary Designer Jewels auction, taking place at the company's Beverly Hills location, 9478 West Olympic Avenue.

"We've gathered an impressive collection featuring the top names in jewelry design today," said Jill Burgum, Director of Jewelry Auctions at Heritage. "Our aim is to offer collectors as wide a variety of sparkling jewels and beautiful stones as we possibly can. A look at the roster of designers in this auction will tell them everything they need to know."

The Contemporary Designer Jewels auction offers treasures ranging from well-known, venerable designers – David Webb, Cartier, Henry Dunay, Verdura and Oscar Heyman Bros. – to the top names in contemporary, such as Cynthia Bach, Paula Crevoshay, Susan Foster, Tamara Comoli and Stephen Webster.

"The auction features a very large selection of iconic Van Cleef & Arpels jewels," added Burgum, "coming to auction straight from the Alhambra, Perlée, and Folie des Prés collections. We've also put together several lots of jewels from Tiffany & Co.'s best known and most beloved designers, Paloma Picasso, Elsa Peretti and Jean Schlumberger."

Further highlights include, but are not limited to:

Fancy 11.06 carat Brownish-Yellow Diamond, White Gold Ring: Estimate $80,000+.

An Oscar Heyman Bros. Fancy Yellow Diamond (2.93 carats), Diamond, Emerald, Gold Ring: Estimate $50,000+.

A Robert Whiteside Diamond (6.89 carats), Gold Ring: Estimate $50,000+.

A 13.10 carat Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum Ring: Estimate $50,000+.

A Fancy 6.11 carat Yellow Diamond, White Gold Ring: Estimate $45,000+.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond, Sapphire, Gold Necklace, from the Folie des Prés Collection, in 18k gold with 24.50 carats total weight of yellow and green sapphires, and 7.08 carats total weight of diamonds: Estimate $45,000+.

A 5.73 carat Diamond, Platinum Ring: Estimate $40,000+.

A Tiffany & Co. Fancy Vivid 1.58 carat Yellow Diamond, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Ring: Estimate $40,000+.

A 4.28 carat Emerald, Diamond, Gold Ring: Estimate $35,000+.

Cartier Diamond (approximately 6 carats), Gold Bracelet, from the Trinity Collection: Estimate $30,000+.

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