Sotheby’s – New York – Important Jewels

September 15th, 2011 by

The first jewelry auction of the fall season, the Important Jewels sale this September offers an abundance of beautiful and very wearable signed pieces from every key style and period.  Collectors of iconic Art Deco jewels will discover one of Cartier’s rarest works, an exquisite “Tutti Frutti” bracelet made in the late 1920’s, featured on the catalogue cover.  A selection of David Webb jewels from an American collector comprises both diamond-set pieces and bold enameled designs.  Also highlighting the sale are the decorative jewels from the estate of Mrs. Walter Matthau.  An array of top quality white and fancy colored diamonds is offered this September — led by a classic emerald-cut diamond ring, 9.19 carats, D color, set by Van Cleef & Arpels and a 2.59 carat pear-shaped fancy intense blue diamond mounted in a pendant-necklace.  Whether one gravitates to fine stones or beautiful signed jewels, this sale offers enticing options for every collector.