Asta Bolaffi, the result crowns as king a Ceylon sapphire ♦ ︎
There are not only auctions with records. Excellent business of jewelery are did by enthusiasts also at sales organized by auction houses around the world. The top lot for the Bolaffi auction held in Milan, for example, was a ring with a Ceylon blue sapphire of 18.39 carats and two triangular diamonds of 3.85 carats. The jewel was sold for 131,000 euros.
The auction ended with a total sale of 1 million euros, including fees, and a percentage of lots sold exceeding 80%. Excellent results in particular for diamonds, antique jewels and natural pearls. Other top lots include the Old Europe cut diamond ring of 8.24 carats (lot 463, 50,000 euros), the unmounted round cut diamond of 5.70 carats (lot 468, 37.500 euros) and the choker in diamonds of a total of 23 carats (lot 485, 30,000 euros).
The set in diamonds, corals and sapphires composed of a ring, brooch, earrings and bracelet with naturalistic motifs (lot 398, 21,250 euros), the elegant bracelet of the Thirties in geometric mesh platinum with round and old-cut diamonds are also highly sought after. for about 19 total carats (lot 273.16.250 euros) and the 18-karat diamond earrings and pearls from around 1950 (lot 406, 13.750 euros)
Finally, success for the creations of the ceramist and goldsmith Esa d’Albisola, including the large necklace in yellow gold and green tourmalines (lot 347, 4,000 euros) and for the unicum by Umberto Mastroianni, the choker with large round pendant adorned from mechanical elements (lot 454, 9.400 euros).