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Press Release - August 28, 2019

Stunning Ceylon Sapphire Ring, Jewelry from Rare Designers Among Top Draws in Heritage Auctions’ Fall Fine Jewelry Auction

Unusual curiosities, art jewelry also featured in sale


Ceylon Sapphire
DALLAS, Texas (August 28, 2019) — Investment-caliber gems and stunning pieces from rare designers are among the top attractions in Heritage Auctions' Fall Fine Jewelry Auction Sept. 23 in Beverly Hills, California.

Among the rare designers spotlighted in the sale are Marchak, Sterlé, Flato, Taffin, Jean Vendome and Verdura.

"This is an exceptional auction, because there is such a wide range of beautiful, high-quality jewelry,” Heritage Auctions Senior Director of Fine Jewelry Jill Burgum said. "The sale has an outstanding selection of pieces by rare artists, but also features some stunning pieces, from investment-level gems to some gorgeous curiosities that rarely reach the auction block.”

A dazzling Ceylon Sapphire, Platinum Ring, Dubail Paris, French (estimate: $100,000-150,000) boasts a square cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 28.45 carats, set in platinum and marked Dubail Paris, with French hallmarks. The ring is accompanied by a 2019 AGL report that states "Natural Corundum, Sapphire, Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka), No Gemological Evidence of Heat, No Clarity Enhancement.”

A Diamond, Emerald, Black Onyx, White Gold Bracelet, Cartier, French (estimate: $50,000-70,000) features full-cut diamonds weighing 4.33 carats, enhanced by carved black onyx accented by pear-shaped emeralds for the eyes. The Panthère bracelet's gems are set in 18k white gold, marked Cartier, with French hallmarks.

An Antique Black Opal, Diamond, Enamel, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Marcus & Co. (estimate: $10,000-15,000) is a beautiful turn-of-the-century piece from the designer whose firm rose to prominence early in the 20th century after Dresden jeweler Hermann Marcus partnered with his son, William, in 1884. The piece is exceptional because it is rare to find a piece this old with an opal in such good condition. The brooch's oval-shaped black opal cabochon is enhanced by European and rose-cut diamonds, complemented by champlevé enamel, set in 14k gold with platinum accents, partially marked M. & Co.

Some of the lots from rarified designers include:

· Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Jewelry Suite, Marchak, French (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Blister Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Sterlé, French (estimate: $5,000-7,000)

· Gold Bracelet, Paul Flato (estimate: $4,000-6,000)

The sale includes an assortment of unusual curiosities, including:

· Opal, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Convertible Belt Buckle (estimate: $20,000-30,000)

· Diamond, Gold Plated Brass Hourglass, De Beers (estimate: $6,000-8,000)

· Antique Diamond, Half-Pearl, Gold Binoculars, Cartier (estimate: $5,000-7,000)

The array of choices in the auction also includes examples of art jewelry, including:

· Gold Necklace, Angela Cummings for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $10,000-12,000)

· Multi-Stone, Diamond, Gold Brooch, Brenda Smith (estimate: $6,000-8,000)

Options are plentiful for those with an affinity for animal-themed jewelry, including:

· Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Cultured Pearl, Enamel, Gold Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $15,000-20,000)

· Diamond, Ruby, Platinum, Gold Ring, David Webb (estimate: $4,000-6,000)

Other top lots include, but are not limited to:

· Diamond, Platinum Ring (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Diamond, Emerald, Black Onyx, White Gold Pendant-Necklace, Cartier, French (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Diamond, Platinum Ring, Tacori (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Diamond, White Gold Necklace, Chanel, French (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Diamond, Gold Ring (estimate: $40,000-60,000)

· Diamond, White Gold Ring (estimate: $35,000-45,000)

· Opal, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Convertible Belt Buckle (estimate: $20,000-30,000)

· Antique Burma Star Sapphire, Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Platinum-Topped Gold Pendant-Brooch (estimate: $4,000-6,000)

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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