Watches, silverware, fashion and numismatics are heading to auction in France, but it’s the exquisite selection of sparkling jewelry that’s caught our eye.
For those that love beautiful things, on June 28, Rossini is hosting an auction of jewels, watches and fashion, not to mention silver and coins. However, it’s the jewelry in particular that we’ve got our eye on.
From sparkling diamonds to colorful gems and glittering gold, there’s something for everyone and every occasion. Here are the highlights:
This platinum cocktail ring is adorned with a sapphire cushion (approx. 10 cts) surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, the bevelled shoulder set with baguette-cut diamonds. The stunning piece comes accompanied by a certificate of Gemparis (2019) stating its Myanmar Burma origin.
For those who would rather the diamond be the statement piece, that is, you prefer a clear color to that of a blue sapphire, this platinum ring is set with a diamond cut into cushion between two bull’s head diamonds. The diamond weight is 8.01 cts and the ring is accompanied by a certificate of the HRD 2017 indicating color H, purity VS1, fluorescence nil.
If you like diamonds, pay close attention.
This c. 1955 Boucheron necklace in platinum and 18K white gold with one and two lines of brilliant-cut diamonds is cut with baguette-cut diamonds on the front and adorned with a drop of diamond festoons carved with a baguette, underlined with diamonds cut in brilliants. Gross weight is 63.72 g and neckband is approx. 35 cm.
This Cartier set is comprised of a ‘chainmail’ flexible ribbon necklace (approx. 42 cm) and bracelet (approx. 18.5 cm), both made of scooped links and plain staples, adorned with a brilliant-cut diamond seed. They were each made in c. 1960 and come with their own case.
Worn either as a pair or individually, there’s no question this stunning Cartier set would make exquisite statement pieces.
Not quite jewelry, but nonetheless still a stunning piece of decoration, this silver cup consists of three back-to-back, draped women. The women support a round baluster-shaped basin with gadrooning and laurel wreaths. With four recesses, the circular base is decorated with foliage and three oval medallions and two chiseled-winged putto, one seated with two mill wheels and the other a hammer and a stone. The engraved inscription of the medallion reads:
SOCIETE D'ENCOURAGEMENT (society of encouragement)
POUR L'INDUSTRIE NATIONALE (for the national industry)
FONDATION DE LA FERTE SOUSJOUARRE (foundation of the ferry Sousjouarre)
PRIX DECERNE A M GEORGES ROGER (price awarded to M Georges Roger)
POUR LA TAILLEMECANIQUE (for mechanical size)
DES MEULES EN PIERRE MEULIERES
The exquisite cup dates to Paris, c. 1876 and is 4.956 kg.
Another beautiful vessel, though this time as a set, is this vermeil tea and coffee set. With water-leaf moulded borders, it consists of an oval teapot and coffee maker on three claw feet, a frustoconical chocolatier and a milk jug with handles in ivory or wood and the the monogram of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich.
Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich (1798-1849) was the son of Paul I of Russia and Sophia-Dorothea of Wurtemberg and the brother of Alexander I and Nicholas I of Russia. Very much appreciated by the imperial family, he was a member of the Council of State in 1825, an honorary member of the Imperial Military Academy (1832) and a senator in 1834.
The set is the hallmark of silversmith Jean-Charles Cahier, 1801.