Sparkling Gems and Jewels Head to France

Watches, silverware, fashion and numismatics are heading to auction in France, but it’s the exquisite selection of sparkling jewellery that’s caught our eye.

Sparkling Gems and Jewels Head to France

For those that love beautiful things, on 28 June Rossini is hosting an auction of jewels, watches and fashion, not to mention silver and coins and the like. However, it’s the jewellery in particular that we’ve got our eye on.

From sparkling diamonds to colourful gems and glittering gold, there’s something for everyone and every occasion. Start your search by looking through their catalogue, otherwise we’ve highlighted a few of our favourite pieces below.

Platinum cocktail ring with sapphires. Photo: Rossini
Platinum cocktail ring with sapphires. Photo: Rossini

This platinum cocktail ring is adorned with a sapphire cushion (approx. 10 cts) surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds, the bevelled shoulder set with baguette-cut diamonds. The ring size is 53 and gross weight is 14.14g, and the stunning piece comes accompanied by a certificate of Gemparis (2019) stating its Myanmar Burma origin.

Platinum ring set with diamond. Photo: Rossini
Platinum ring set with diamond. Photo: Rossini

For those who would rather the diamond be the statement piece, that is, you prefer a clear colour to that of a blue sapphire, this platinum ring is set with a diamond cut into cushion between two bull’s head diamonds. The diamond weight is 8.01 cts, ring size is 67 and gross weight is 16.07g, and the ring is accompanied by a certificate of the HRD 2017 indicating colour H, purity VS1, fluorescence nil.

Boucheron necklace in platinum and white gold. Photo: Rossini
Boucheron necklace in platinum and white gold. Photo: Rossini

If you like diamonds, pay close attention.

This c. 1955 Boucheron necklace in platinum and 18K white gold with one and two lines of brilliant-cut diamonds is cut with baguette-cut diamonds on the front and adorned with a drop of diamond festoons carved with a baguette, underlined with diamonds cut in brilliants. Gross weight is 63.72 g and neckband is approx. 35 cm.

Top: Cartier 18K yellow gold ‘chainmail’ ribbon necklace. Bottom: Cartier 18K yellow gold ‘chainmail’ ribbon bracelet. Photos: Rossini
Top: Cartier 18K yellow gold ‘chainmail’ ribbon necklace. Bottom: Cartier 18K yellow gold ‘chainmail’ ribbon bracelet. Photos: Rossini

This Cartier set is comprised of a ‘chainmail’ flexible ribbon necklace (approx. 42 cm) and bracelet (approx. 18.5 cm), both made of scooped links and plain staples, adorned with a brilliant-cut diamond seed. They were each made in c. 1960 and come with their own case.

Worn either as a pair or individually, there’s no question this stunning Cartier set would make exquisite statement pieces.

Silver cup adorned with three women. Photo: Rossini
Silver cup adorned with three women. Photo: Rossini

Not quite jewellery, but nonetheless still a stunning piece of decoration, this silver cup consists of three back-to-back, draped women. The women support a round baluster-shaped basin with gadrooning and laurel wreaths. With four recesses, the circular base is decorated with foliage and three oval medallions and two chiselled-winged putto, one seated with two mill wheels and the other a hammer and a stone. The engraved inscription of the medallion reads:

SOCIETE D'ENCOURAGEMENT (society of encouragement)
POUR L'INDUSTRIE NATIONALE (for the national industry)
FONDATION DE LA FERTE SOUSJOUARRE (foundation of the ferry Sousjouarre)
PRIX DECERNE A M GEORGES ROGER (price awarded to M Georges Roger)
POUR LA TAILLEMECANIQUE (for mechanical size)
DES MEULES EN PIERRE MEULIERES
1876

The exquisite cup dates to Paris, c. 1876 and is 4.956 kg.

Vermeil tea and coffee set. Photo: Rossini
Vermeil tea and coffee set. Photo: Rossini

Another beautiful vessel, though this time as a set, is this vermeil tea and coffee set. With water-leaf moulded borders, it consists of an oval teapot and coffee maker on three claw feet, a frustoconical chocolatier and a milk jug with handles in ivory or wood and the the monogram of Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich.

Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich (1798-1849) was the son of Paul I of Russia and Sophia-Dorothea of Wurtemberg and the brother of Alexander I and Nicholas I of Russia. Very much appreciated by the imperial family, he was a member of the Council of State in 1825, an honorary member of the Imperial Military Academy (1832) and a senator in 1834.

The set is the hallmark of silversmith Jean-Charles Cahier, 1801.

As a reminder, Rossini’s sale of jewellery and gems – as well coins, fashion and silverware – is taking place on 28 June.

Explore all items available for purchase from Rossini here

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