🥰 Now you will see a jewellery piece from the @al.thani.collection which hasn't been shown on social media yet. I am actually fascinated by such brooches of Art Deco style. There is that playful ease in the design that combining with 7.56 carat Internally Flawless diamond feels like you've made it...
👉AN ART DECO DIAMOND 'CLIQUET' BROOCH, circa 1925, signed Cartier.
Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000.
@christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sales, New York 19 June.
Well, we are just a few weeks from Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sales, New York 19 June. 🥰 One of my happiest moments in life, thanks to @christiesjewels and personally @davidwarrenchristies , was a chance to touch, and that is the most important word, "to touch", jewellery pieces from the Al Thani collection. ✍I am starting an overview of the collection with this 16-17th century carved emerald ring that, in my personal opinion, is the most breathtaking objet d'art. A mix of spirituality and fascinating skills of hand-craftsmanship, this ring must go to someone who will dare to wear it...
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.
🙋♀️It was born to be worn, not only to be adored. It's emerald, it's fragile, but it wants to live. 🤔 P.S. The surprising thing for me was that it was comfortable to wear. That's probably why I desperately want someone to possess it and wear it, even once... Because today's modern designs, which resemble such a shape, I mean when the hoop of the ring is thick, adorned with gems, etc,.... are bulky and barely seem intended to be worn.
Christie's, New York, 23-24 October 1996, lot 200
Christie's, Geneva, 14 May 2012, lot 34
☺️ Once again, I can't be more grateful to @davidwarrenchristies for having time for me to show me pieces which I couldn't have imagined to be able to touch in real life.
To be continued...
To share with you pieces from the @al.thani.collection is definitely the exciting and beautiful part of my job. So I am continuing. 🙋♀️ An Art Deco ruby, emerald and diamond JIGHA from the @al.thani.collection, mid-20th century.
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000 @christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York 19 June.
👉 @richagoyalsikri: By the middle of the 20th century, it became quite fashionable to repurpose traditional styles into more modern interpretations. Maharajas would either fly to Paris with their jewels or jewellers would spend months in India acquiring commissions. This particular Art Deco example of a turban ornament ‘Jigha’ stands out for its generous use of carved, cushion & oval-cut rubies. The sprinkling of old-cut diamonds, emeralds, all set in gold further enhances the dramatic effect.
😎 The APOTHEOSIS of @al.thani.collection collection sales! Estimate: $10,000,000 - $15,000,000. A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND DEVANT-DE-CORSAGE BROOCH, 1912, signed Cartier, accompanied by a later added unsigned double-row Lily-of-the-valley necklace.
👉Pear brilliant-cut diamond of 34.08 carats, E color, VS1 clarity, Type Ia. Oval brilliant-cut diamond of 23.55 carats, D color, VVS2 clarity, potentially Internally Flawless, Type IIa. Modified marquise brilliant-cut diamond of 6.51 carats, D color, VS1 clarity, Type IIa. Heart modified brilliant-cut diamond of 3.54 carats,E color, VS2 clarity, Type Ia.
@christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York 19 June.
😉 "Superb examples of Art Deco fashion" as @h.e.r_jewels said in her post. Exactly! I immediately highlighted LOT 96 from @christiesjewels Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sales, New York, 19 June. 👉An Art Deco Emerald, Diamond, Onyx & Enamel Lapel-Watch, signed Cartier, Paris, 1925. Detachable in three places and may be worn as a shorter pendant or as a clip brooch.
Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000.
@h.e.r_jewels: The principal is that you would pin your beautiful bejeweled watch to your garment or wear it as a long pendant and return it to read time. 🌟