Buyer resurgence for auction emeralds
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 24th November, 2015
The resurgence of buyer interest in emerald jewellery will be tested when Leonard Joel holds its forthcoming jewels auction from 6pm Monday November 30 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.
Joel’s confidence is reflected in the featuring of an art deco style Colombian emerald and diamond bracelet (lot 205) on the auction catalogue front cover.
Other noteworthy pieces are a 4.99-carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring and a Colombian emerald and diamond suite comprising, ring, earrings and pendant (lot 145) with a catalogue estimate of $80,000-$120,000.
Further auction features are a pair of diamond cocktail earrings (lot 138) by Van Cleef and Arpels and a quirky enamel ladybird and ivory brooch (lot 208) by Cartier – both terrific examples of the various types of designer jewellery on offer.
Auction goers also should be interested the 7.05-carat intense yellow radiant cut diamond (lot 206) and the 8.02-carat yellow and round brilliant cut diamond (lot 158).
There are many antique items on offer including a Russian gold, diamond and enamel pendant (lot 169) and a diamond flower brooch (lot 112).
Available for tender are three Argyle diamonds including a 0.89-carat oval cut 5P pink specimen.