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Invisibly-set ruby and diamond brooch and earrings, designed as flower heads are a luscious red and beautifully matched rubies, the method used in setting the rubies is done without prongs, thus ‘ invisibly set’ giving it a smooth paved surface.

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Published: 1 November 2016

Selections from the Specialist | Jewelry & Watches

Freeman's November 7 Jewelry & Watches auction features an exquisite array of prominent gems, elegant vintage pieces from Edwardian to Art Deco, and selections from contemporary designers. This sale asserts Freeman's reputation as the destination of choice for discerning collectors, with an expansive selection of watches and pocket watches including  a rare ‘Paul Newman’ fourteen karat gold Rolex, a number of signed pieces from prominent designers, and an eclectic and distinctive selections from private collections. It's no easy task, but here are some of the pieces I believe to be the stand out selections. I invite you to join us for exhibition of our upcoming sale, which opens to the public Thursday, November 3, and view these works and more in person.

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A plique-à-jour enamel diamond, entramblant platinum and eighteen karat gold brooch  designed as an articulated cascading flower, with butterfly, buds and leaves accented by rose and circular-cut diamonds, rubies and cultured pearls. I adore jewelry as nature.  The cascading flower, suspending moveable buds, and whimsical butterfly, all enamel in shades of pink and green, is captivating.  This brooch is nothing short of a showstopper.

 

Lot 1
A plique-à-jour enamel diamond, entramblant platinum and eighteen karat gold brooch
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Invisibly-set ruby and diamond brooch and earrings, designed as flower heads are a luscious red and beautifully matched rubies, the method used in setting the rubies is done without prongs, thus ‘ invisibly set’ giving it a smooth paved surface.   Designed as flower heads with luscious red and beautifully matched rubies. The method used in setting the rubies is done without prongs, thus ‘invisibly set’ giving it a smooth paved surface.  

 

Lot 143
A ruby, diamond, platinum and eighteen karat gold brooch and earrings
Estimate $40,000-60,000

 

A diamond and platinum clip-brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels This highly articulated ribbon set in diamonds and platinum harks back to the glamorous cocktail jewels of the 1950-1960’s. A much coveted and eternally classic brooch.

 

Lot 151
A diamond and platinum clip-brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels
Estimate $40,000-60,000

A diamond and platinum ring with guard  centering a round brilliant-cut diamond, weighing 5.13 carats, flanked by baguette-cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.50 carat each, attached to a ring guard set with straight baguette-cut diamonds; estimated toA true gem, with this round-brilliant cut diamond is an impressive size at 5.13 carats, and excellent color and clarity (G color VS2 clarity, accompanied by a GIA certificate) We're in the midst of a 'buyers market' for diamonds, and this ring makes for a top-notch investment. 

 

Lot 152
A diamond and platinum ring with guard
Estimate $100,000-150,000

A rare fourteen karat gold "Paul Newman" chronograph bracelet watch, Rolex  cosmograph daytona circa 1969 One of just three hundred made, this is truly a collectors item. Exotic black dial with gold chronograph registers for seconds, minutes, and hours, with tachometer bezel.  One owner it’s entire life. An iconic piece that is rarely seen at auction, and a must-have item for any discerning gentleman.

 

Lot 206
A rare fourteen karat gold "Paul Newman" chronograph bracelet watch, Rolex cosmograph daytona circa 1969
Estimate $150,000-200,000

 

Have questions about how to buy at auction? Visit our Buying at Auction page for more information, or contact our Client Services team at clientservices@freemansauction.com for help with bidding and registration.

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