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Vintage Valentine’s Day Jewels

I-23147 Elephant Pin

I-23147 18K gold Elephant, French enamel, diamonds and Burma rubies

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Friday, February 14– fabulous new goodies we recently acquired from a large collection of fine jewelry! If you are looking for something really special for that special someone, this group of vintage jewels may offer the perfect choice– we’ll highlight just a few items from over one hundred new pieces.

The estate contained many sophisticated pieces of 18K gold from France, especially whimsical animals, leopards and tigers (after Cartier), enameled ladybug earrings, turtles, frogs and other little critters. Our favorite is the utterly charming 18K white gold elephant brooch shown above, enameled and pave set with diamonds and vivid pinkish Burma rubies. Great for the political gal in this election year!

2Hearts Ring
I-23199 18K gold, Two Heart Beating as One, 2.5 cts tw

I call this dramatic 18K gold ring “Two Hearts Beating As One” because the two heart shaped diamonds reflect light from each other.

 TourmPearl brac
I-23169 18K pink Tourmaline & Pearls

This 18K gold pink tourmaline and pearl bracelet is elegant yet modern and stylish enough for everyday wear.

I-23150Tourm Earrings
I-23150 18K green & pink Tourmalines, 1.25 ct diam.

This striking pair of clip earrings from France features carved green tourmalines and faceted vivid pink tourmalines, highlighted with diamonds.

I-23197 Sapp brac
I-23197 18K 17.5 cts fancy natural color sapphires

One of the most unusual items is this 18K white gold bracelet set with over 17 carats of fancy sapphires- the beautifully matched pastel colors are natural color gems, no heat treatment, just as they come from nature.  And it has a matching pendant!

Mauboussin “Lady M”, 18K, Tiger’s Eye, 1.8 cts diam

If you love high end designer jewelry, this elegant “Lady M” bracelet watch from the famous French jeweler Mauboussin features a tiger’s eye dial accented with ultra high quality diamonds. While the original retail for the watch was a bit north of $30,000, our price is definitely “Take Me Home”

Last summer, we helped the heirs of this estate value the collection and then were privileged to buy when the time came. We offer superior professionally prepared appraisals for estates, and of course, are always interested in purchasing fine estate jewelry. Keep us in mind when you really need an honest and knowledgeable valuation for what you have.





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