Colored Stones  

Colored Stones

Colored Stones
Sunday, December 6 | 12pm CT
Monday, December 7 | 10am CT

leslie hindman jewelry emerald diamond ring

Contact: Alexander Eblen

312.334.4233 or

alexandereblen@lesliehindman.com

Exhibition Times

Thurs, September 10 | 10am – 5pm

Fri, September 11 | 10am – 5pm

Sat, September 12 | 10am – 3pm

Sunday, September 13 | 12pm – 3pm

Monday, September 14 | 10am – 5pm

Tuesday, September 15 | 10am – 5pm

Wednesday, September 16 | 10am – 5pm

Thursday, September 17 | 10am – 5pm

New York Exhibition

Open to the Public- Waldorf Astoria

Monday, August 31 | 10am-5pm

Tuesday, September 1 | 10am- 5pm

Wednesday, September 2 | 10am-5pm

Thursday, September 3 | 10am-2pm

The December Important Jewelry session features a superb selection of fine colored gems from the most important localities.

An antique brooch by Tiffany & Co., circa 1910, contains a Colombian emerald of high crystal and vivid saturation. The emerald, surrounded by colorless old European cut diamonds in a platinum topped gold setting, has documentation showing that it has only insignificant traces of clarity enhancement.  The auction also offers several other fine emerald pieces with fine stones from Colombia and Zambia for the discerning collector.

Also by Tiffany is a rare palladium ring containing a true Burmese “pigeon blood” ruby.  The ring, designed in a Retro style, was produced during a brief window in history when precious metals such as platinum were restricted for wartime purposes.  The excellent ruby centers tone has not only been certified as Burmese in origin but also shows no evidence of color enhancement through heat treatment.  The cushion cut gem hails from the Mogok valley, the source of the world’s finest rubies.

Sapphires, the world’s most popular colored gems, are also well represented.  Unrivaled in beauty and demand, Kashmir sapphires such as the unset 3.65 carat cushion cut stone on offer exemplify the vivid silken blue hue that makes these jewels the most precious.  Also impressive, a matched pair of Burmese sapphires mounted with diamond surrounds in earclips by M. Gerard display a beautifully open and crystalline blue hue.  The stones, totaling over 20 carats in all, are exceedingly well matched.

The sale is rounded out with numerous other important colored stone offerings including a large and fine alexandrite of nearly 16 carats exhibiting a notably strong color change, together with other jewels showcasing rare gems such as demantoid garnet, fancy color sapphires, and fine jadeite jade amongst others.

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