Mae West Owned Edwardian Platinum 23ct Diamond Necklace Bracelet Suite
Mae West once said, “Without diamonds, honey, I’d feel undressed.” With this necklace, bracelet, and watch suite, she was certainly dressed! West was known for her opulent style and exquisite diamond jewelry, including this Edwardian/ Art Deco platinum and diamond suite. She purportedly donated the four largest diamonds from the necklace to support the war effort in the 1940’s. The three-piece suite was appraised in 2011 for $320,000; appraisal included with purchase. The suite includes:
Necklace: ladies platinum Edwardian era Art Deco design open filigree natural diamond and imitation diamond link necklace, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp | 568 diamonds | 12.9 carats | Appraisal: $188,500
Bracelet: Edwardian era Art Deco design open filigree natural diamond link design, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp with safety chain | 205 diamonds | 8.91 carats |Appraisal: $110,500
Watch: Edwardian era Rado brand 17 jewel mechanical movement watch with black cord band, fastening with a fold-over locking clasp | 68 diamonds | 1.32 carats | Appraisal: $19,950
Metal Type: Platinum (tested)
Measurements: Necklace: 15.5″ long | pendant is approx. 1.9″ long by 1.75″ wide | 90.5 grams
Bracelet: 6.75″ long x 0.6″ wide | 34.2 grams
Watch: 5.75″ long | case measures 2.4″ long | 20.4 grams including band
The ” Merletto magnifico” necklace inspired by Venetian lace, in platinum & diamonds featuring with 46.5ct Zambian emerald!! The magnificent necklace was created by Bulgari. Bulgari is a upscale retailer of Italian designer jewelry, watches, accessories & fragrances for men & women.
An Exquisite Harry Winston Emerald and Diamond Necklace
Vintage platinum diamond and Colombian emerald necklace, weighing 16 carats of diamonds and 75 carats of emerald, signed Harry Winston, circa 1970s.
Handcrafting impeccable jewels around the world’s most beautiful diamonds has been a tradition at the House of Harry Winston since it was founded in 1932. The ultimate treasures, each piece of vintage jewelry has its own unique story and provenance – a living history, told through the world’s rarest and most extraordinary gems.
Vintage Harry Winston jewels are a reminder of their founder’s legacy and represent the exquisite quality and pioneering craftsmanship that defines the House’s inimitable and unsurpassed style. Today, the Harry Winston Estate Department continues to preserve the House’s exceptional heritage by repurchasing some of our most beloved vintage designs from family estates.
Wisteria double drop necklace with fancy pink round brilliant cut diamonds totaling almost five carats set in rose gold and surrounded by white diamonds set in platinum. This gorgeous necklace is made by Boodles. The rarest of the rare, the ultra of fine jewelry, colored diamonds have been admired for millennia. The property of Kings, Collectors and Museums, these stones take on a mystical significance and their value appreciates to transcend generations. Our new collection began with the stones themselves, these colored diamonds have been sourced for their extraordinary color and rarity.
Edmond Avakian, who founded the house in 1969, studied to be an engineer but later decided that his true passion lay in jewelry. Bringing his engineering mindset to the design of jewels, the first word that came to him was “movement”. Today, spinning, twirling and swinging are trademark features of Avakian jewels and nowhere is this better demonstrated with such panache than this one-off necklace set with a 78 carat Colombian emerald and 53 carats of diamonds. Despite the value of the stones, Edmond Avakian added a very playful twist: the central flower motif spins with the ease of a rotor and keeps whirring long after it has been nudged. No proof needed that fine jewels and mechanics make for novel designs.
Véronique Bamps, an antique-jewelry expert with a firm in Monaco, will be showing a delicate design once owned by Princess Irene of Greece. This detailed 16-inch-long gold-chain choker necklace is hung with 24 delicate diamond clusters fashioned in the garland style (popular in early 1900s). Judging by its dated signature, the necklace was likely crafted in Paris by either René Boivin, an accomplished goldsmith, or Madame René Boivin (Jeanne Boivin), his wife.
One of a Kind 2.48 Carat Certified Estate UNTREATED Natural Diamond Heart “Love” Cocktail Pendant Necklace. Exceptional near flawless to eye clean VS2-SI2 quality earth mined near colorless G-H color diamonds make this world class estate beauty sparkle from across the room. The unique design will impress even the most discriminating jewelry connoisseur. This unique estate beauty is set with 86 round brilliant & baguette diamonds. The solid 18k white gold setting offers an elegant regal pattern allowing the diamonds to be seen sparkling from all angles. This “Fine Grade” estate treasure also comes with an 18″ wearable length solid 18k white gold chain.
Rare and Unique GIA Certified 4.55 Carat “Estate” NO HEAT Ruby & Diamond Pendant Necklace. This extraordinary pendant features a 3.51 VVS2 clarity “UNHEATED & UNTREATED” vivid “pigeon blood purple-red color” earth mined ruby that is set with 18 large & stunning near flawless to eye clean VS2-SI2 clarity “Colorless & Near Colorless” F-G diamonds. These elegant hand cut and hand set diamond beauties total an impressive 1.04 carats and feature exceptional sparkle and fire. The setting is a true masterpiece featuring SOLID PLATINUM and an eye catching classic design. The solid 18k white gold chain offers 18 inches of wearable length.
This is a brooch made by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1928. At the height of Art Deco, it must have been an unusual design at the time to choose an orchid, which was one of the icons of the Art Nouveau period. The Art Deco features of this piece are the platinum setting with different cut diamonds: brilliant, pave, and baguette. The brooch is displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt.
A Gorgeous Van Cleef & Arpels Sautoir. A magnificent double row necklace suspending a Maltese cross set with over 100 carats of diamond and superb South Sea pearls mounted in platinum, detachable to form various items. Commissioned 1967 Van Cleef & Arpels New York
Van Cleef and Arpels Necklace This 18 karat yellow gold & diamond necklace by Van Cleef and Arpels exemplifies the style of the 60″s decade. Pieces of this caliber are often designed to be used multiple ways. The necklace is comprised of smaller elements that make the piece more versatile. For example, the pendant can be detached and worn on a different chain or as a brooch. With over 90 carats of diamonds, the piece is a reminder of the 1960’s unabashed embrace of glamour.
Diamond Brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels, 1950s. Designed as a stylized ribbon tied spray, set with six principal pear-shaped diamonds, baguette, circular- and single-cut stones, mounted in platinum and white gold, signed Van Cleef & Arpels and numbered, French assay and indistinct maker’s marks, inscribed ‘country of origin: France’.