Leader in the sector in Italy and strong of an increasingly international clientele, the Jewelry Department boasts a history of important contributions and auction successes, witness the last auction in 2020 concluded with over € 3,000,000 of turnover and 90% of lots sold.
Diamonds of important carats, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and natural pearls: each jewel is valued for its past and future that awaits it by a team of certified gemologists and experts in the history of jewelry.
Given the current increase in the demand for precious metals, the departmental objective remains quality and attention to the customer, also through the accurate sharing of advanced condition reports that guarantee increasingly targeted purchases. Among the best adjudications, color gems stand out: a Burmese ruby of ct. 2.90 mounted on a Bulgari ring (sold at € 375,000), an octagonal Colombian emerald of ct. 9.10 set on a ring finished with two diamonds (sold at € 137,000) and a Kashmir sapphire of ct. 9 on a frame of the maison Wolfers Frères (sold at € 750,000). Among the diamonds a yellow gold ring with a heart diamond of ct. 10,23 (sold € 375,000).
In the section dedicated to natural pearls, two white gold pendant earrings stand out with two round brilliant-cut diamonds supporting two white drop-shaped natural saltwater pearls with a cream hue (sold € 400,000). Finally, among the signed goods two lots both signed Cartier stand out a yellow gold and platinum "Two Sparrows" broche with the bodies carved one in emerald and the other in ruby as the opposite emerald and ruby eyes, finished with round pavé and baguette diamonds (sold € 56,250) a yellow gold Lacquer Box with oriental mother-of-pearl inlay lid finished in orange coral and agate ground (sold € 40,000), and a platinum, diamond, drop cabochon emerald pendant brooch, finished with a white pearl tassel from the maison Lacloche Frères (sold € 125,000).
"The auction has reached the considerable goal of 3 million sales with 90% of lots sold. This result was obtained thanks to a careful work of in-depth analysis with videos and images of the lots [...] after the days preceding the auction had seen an increase of 300% of requests for condition reports. Among the top lots, two rings set with diamonds: a drop-shaped one of 10.16 carats sold at 225,000 euros, the other of 6.29 carats beaten at 220,000 euros."
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"The confirmation of the liveliness and enthusiastic participation of the public from all over the globe, came through the incessant relaunches on the phones and on the platform IlPonteLive, during the three days dedicated to Jewelry (November 18, 19 and 20). Rare gold treasures in the catalog alongside an extraordinary gemological selection."
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