One special way to celebrate your birthday this month is to buy or request a piece of jewelry in your September birthstone, sapphire. Even if it isn’t your birth month, consider heading to Sotheby’s New York (or participating online) for their September 23 sale of Important Jewels. The premier auction house has an array of stunning sapphires among its first offerings of the fall auction season. While some estimates begin as low as the low four figures, many will fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars. But we can dream, can’t we?
According to Sotheby’s: “From a ‘Oiseau de Paradis’ brooch by Schlumberger boasting fantastical colored stone plumage to an Art Deco inspired pair of David Webb diamond earrings framed by swirling enamelwork, the Important Jewels sale this September deftly guides collectors from day to night. Modern classics are mixed among exquisite period jewels…There is also a superb array of top quality colored gemstones and diamonds, many of which are set in signed mountings…”
We’ve browsed the Sotheby’s September 23 sale of Important Jewels catalog for you with an eye out for special September birthstone sapphires. Here are a few of our favorite selections, guaranteed to make any OBJ girl happy on her birthday.
PLATINUM, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND BRACELET
The Art Deco-style bracelet of geometric design, set with numerous calibré-cut sapphires weighing approximately 20.00 carats, accented by old European and single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 7.80 carats, length 7½ inches. Estimate: $30,000 to $50,000.
PAIR OF 18 KARAT WHITE GOLD, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
The hoop-style earrings set with 46 oval-shaped sapphires weighing 42.06 carats, framed by round diamonds weighing 7.50 carats, gross weight approximately 23 dwts. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
18 KARAT GOLD, PLATINUM, STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, VERDURA
The cabochon star sapphire weighing approximately 60.00 carats, within a foliate mount set with round diamonds weighing approximately 2.75 carats, size 5½, signed Verdura. Estimate $30,000 to $40,000.
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