Sotheby’s Fine Jewels scheduled!

Sep 18, 2023

Sotheby’s presents London Fine Jewels on 19th September, this sale will offer a selection of extraordinary jewels for discerning collectors looking for iconic designs by houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Lacloche and Bulgari.

The jewels on offer span over a century of jewellery making, ranging from the 19th century through to contemporary designs. Highlights include a magnificent and rare Lacloche Frères bracelet, a stunning Van Cleef and Arpels necklace and a marvelous selection of tiaras.

From colored stones and diamonds to an impressive selection of antique, vintage and modern jewels by renowned houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari, this September’s auction of Fine Jewels offers an exciting selection for every collector wanting to start a jewelry collection, or to expand.

Focusing on, the Glamourous World of Van Cleef & Arpels. Sotheby’s presents, Van Cleef & Arpels, the illustrious French jewelry and watchmaking maison, exudes an enduring glamour that has captivated the world for over a century.

Renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship, innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail, the brand has established itself as a symbol of luxury and elegance that transcends time and trends.

Designed as a necklace composed of a line of emerald cabochons framed with brilliant-cut diamonds, alternating with circular-cut emerald and brilliant-cut diamond flower motifs, suspending a similarly-set detachable pendant, length approximately 710mm, separates into three segments to form a bracelet, a long and a shorter necklace, with a detachable pendant brooch, each sign Van Cleef & Arpels, numbered, maker’s mark, French assay marks.

Their signature style developed through the 20th century, shaped by diverse influences – nature, orientalism, couture, ballet and an imaginary world of fairytale and fantasy – as well as by technical ingenuity and the quest for superb gemstones of character and charm.

This sale features some of their most iconic designs, such as the À Cheval bracelets Furthermore, Sotheby’s is offering vintage collector pieces such as an impressive emerald and diamond sautoir from the 70s, which breaks down into 3 parts, as well as a sensational emerald and diamond necklace.

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