UPDATE: Sold! See the 2 Kashmir Sapphires Leading an Upcoming Auction

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UPDATE: Sold! See the 2 Kashmir Sapphires Leading an Upcoming Auction

Postby PinkDiamond » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:43 pm

These are gorgeous Kashmir sapphires, and there are also two ballerina brooches that will be auctioned. Check them out, but check out these sapphires. Woohoo! 8-)

See the 2 Kashmir Sapphires Leading an Upcoming Auction
By Brecken Branstrator
brecken.branstrator@nationaljeweler.com
July 20, 2020


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Bonhams will auction off two big sapphires from one of the most sought-after origins when it comes to the blue corundum: Kashmir. The front-left weights 9.23 carats while the back-right weighs 6.95 carats.

"New York—Bonhams’ New York jewelry auction this month is one for the sapphire lovers.

On July 28, two fine cushion-cut Kashmir sapphires weighing 6.95-carat and 9.23-carat will lead the New York Jewels auction, where they are estimated to sell for between $250,000 and $450,000 and $475,000 and $775,000, respectively.

They were originally purchased in the late 19th century and early 20th century for engagement rings by two brothers and have been passed down through the generations since then, staying in the family’s possession for more than a century.

The Bonhams New York Jewels sale also will put two iconic ballerina brooches from John Rubel circa 1950 up on the auction block.

John (Jean) and Robert Rubel opened their Rubel Frères workshop at 22 rue Vivienne in Paris in 1915. ... "

https://www.nationaljeweler.com/fashion ... ng-auction
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Re: See the 2 Kashmir Sapphires Leading an Upcoming Auction

Postby PinkDiamond » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:13 pm

The results of this auction are in, and the larger of the two stones garnered more than twice the estimated high sale price. 8-)

They also show some of the other pieces in the auction, of which the ruby ring is my favorite. Check these out. :)

These 2 Kashmir Sapphires Sold for $1.6M at Auction
By Brecken Branstrator
brecken.branstrator@nationaljeweler.com
July 29, 2020


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These two exceptional Kashmir sapphires led the Bonhams New York Jewels auction Tuesday, with the 9.23-carat stone at left selling for $1.2 million, while the 6.95-carat stone at right went for $381,325.

"New York—Two exceptional Kashmir sapphires led the Bonhams New York Jewels auction Tuesday, with one selling for more than two times its pre-sale low estimate.

The top lot, a 9.23-carat cushion-shaped sapphire, garnered $1.2 million, compared with its estimate of $475,000 to $775,000.

The No. 2 lot was a 6.95-carat cushion-shaped sapphire, which fell within its pre-sale estimate range when it sold for $381,325.

The two stones originally were purchased in the late 19th and early 20th century by two brothers for engagements rings and have been passed down through the family since, remaining in its possession for more than a century.

According to Bonhams, the stones were sold to two different anonymous buyers Tuesday.

Falling behind the sapphires was a ring set with a 15.52-carat old mine-cut diamond that garnered $156,325; a Bulgari “Serpenti” watch with blue and green enamel scales and pear-shaped ruby eyes for $92,575; and another diamond ring, this one set with a 9.03-carat rectangular-cut diamond flanked by twin tapered baguette-cut diamonds in a wide 18-karat gold band that sold for $81,325.

Click through the gallery below to see lots No. 6 through 10. ... "

https://www.nationaljeweler.com/fashion ... at-auction
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