An Edwardian-Era Stunner

We have written a lot about the importance of provenance (proof or history of a piece) when evaluating or selling fine antiques. This month, a Beverly Hills jeweler reached out to us to sell a necklace that had been sitting in his safe for many years. It is an exquisite Edwardian-era sapphire necklace of exceptional quality; they hope our wide audience will find a buyer for it.

This stunning piece boasts an impressive provenance because it graced the cover of a March 2020 Sotheby’s catalog. The auction was unfortunately canceled due to the global COVID-19 shutdown, leaving this breathtaking necklace unsold.

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A Necklace Of Beauty And Distinction

Handmade of gold and mixed metals from the 1910-1920 Edwardian era, the piece showcases a vibrant collection of old-cut natural gemstones and diamonds. It includes approximately 85 carats of various colored natural sapphires, zircons and tourmalines, as well as fine amethyst and garnets. Additionally, there are approximately 1.50 carats of G-K, VS-1 diamonds. Our graduate gemologist has confirmed that there is no evidence of heat treatment in the stones. This one-of-a-kind, museum-worthy treasure is truly unparalleled.

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The auction estimate is a paltry $20,000 to $30,000, which would be around $235 dollars per carat. If it goes that low, it would be an incredibly good buy. We hope that it will surpass the estimate, since its retail price would likely be over $75,000.

ALWAYS BUYING fine & decorative art and expensive collections.
We are former Sothebyscom associates and nationally known experts.

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