Iconic jewellery pieces will set auction goers hearts thumping

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 3rd December, 2014

A magnificent collection of designer and iconic pieces from Cartier, Rolex and Tiffany & Co will be the highlight of Sotheby’s Australia jewellery auction from 5.30pm Wednesday December 10 at the Intercontinental Sydney 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney.

A major feature is an impressive 18-carat white gold and diamond Allegra demi-parture from Bulgari, comprising an articulated choker and bracelet designed as a series of baton-shaped links.

Together, the diamonds weigh approximately 25.80 carats and the piece carries a catalogue estimate of $180,000-$220,000.

A rare Panthère ring from Cartier is another strong attraction. Since its creation 100 years ago, the panther has become Cartier’s universally recognised symbol and this specimen features flexible platinum settings that allow the paws, tail and head to move with the same agility as real life animals.

The auction contains a selection of rings in a variety of cuts, settings and styles – none more so than an 8.05-carat diamond mounted in platinum and claw set.

Tiffany & Co lovers can use the auction to obtain an iconic bombé design bangle. These gold and enamel bracelets first appeared in 1962 and were popularised by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who wore so many the press dubbed them “Jackie” bracelets. 

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