Prestigious diamonds, sapphires and jewelery by artists at the Bolaffi auction. And surprisingly there is also a piece designed by Renzo Arbore ♦ ︎
A Bolaffi auction dedicated to jewelry returns to Milan. Includes a wide selection of diamonds and a prestigious Ceylon blue sapphire. The auction is scheduled for Tuesday, March 26th, at the Grand Hotel et de Milan, in Via Manzoni. The catalog includes 489 lots and, in addition to precious stones, indicates jewels of fashion houses such as Boucheron, Cartier and Bulgari, jewelry by Illario, historical family of Valenza, and Orisa, stage name of Anna Bacchelli (1898-1975), pieces early nineteenth century and even a jewel designed by Renzo Arbore.
Top lot of the auction some diamonds of exceptional color, such as the emerald-cut diamond of 5.20 carats, color D, purity VVS2 (lot 487, base 120.000 euros), the brilliant cut of 3.08 carats, color E, purity VS1 (lot 486, base 38,000 euros) and another emerald cut diamond of 5,65 carats, color F, clarity VS1 (lot 484, base 80,000 euros), all accompanied by Gia certificate.
The Ceylon blue sapphire without heating marks of 18.39 carats, mounted on a platinum ring with two 3.85 carat triangular diamonds (lot 489, stands out in the catalog, both for its crystal clarity and for its color intensity) base 100,000 euros).
Of refined manufacture, the demi-parure by Boucheron from the Sixties, composed of a flower-brooch pendant and earrings with brilliant-cut diamonds and baguettes of about 18.50 carats decorated with turquoises (lot 488, base 17,000 euros) is among the most important lots of the auction, together with an elegant bracelet of the thirties in geometric mesh platinum with Old European cut diamonds and round ones for about 19 carats in total (lot 273, base 12,000 euros).
Among the Illario jewels there is a necklace in diamonds and mother-of-pearl (lot 450, based on 5,500 euros), and a group of creations by Orisa from the Sixties, always characterized by great attention to the naturalistic element and the asymmetry that make them unique.
Finally, the catalog is enriched by the interesting creations of the ceramist and goldsmith Esa d’Albisola, also appreciated by Picasso, such as the large necklace in yellow gold and green tourmalines (lot 347, based on 2,500 euros) and a unicum by Umberto Mastroianni, very significant within his artistic career as a sculptor-goldsmith: the round neck with a large round pendant adorned with mechanical elements looks like a real “wearable sculpture” (lot 454, based on 5,500 euros).