news — March 29, 2017 at 4:00 am

Bolaffi auction with a top diamond

Bolaffi to auction a 10.40 carats diamond (and 300 other jewels).
Even Milan, for one day, become the capital of diamonds. A large stone 10.40 carats, mounted on a ring, emerald cut, will star Bolaffi auction scheduled for April 5 at the Grand Hotel et de Milan. In the rooms of the hotel which hosted Giuseppe Verdi, Via Manzoni, they will go on sale nineteenth jewelry today and about 300 watches. The diamond, in particular, is certified as color F, clarity VVS1 and starts at a base price of 320,000 euro. “The color F, the international classification, indicates a white extraordinary,” says Maria Carla Manenti, expert Jewelry department Bolaffi. “Added to this is a high purity, certified by the QC data sheet stating that the diamond could become potentially flawless”.
Among other jewels, are classified a pair of earrings with diamond of 14.50 carats by Calderoni, early twentieth century (starting price 90,000 euro), a demi-parure in diamonds signed Van Cleef & Arpels (base 33 000 euro) and a diamonds ring by Faraone (base 15 thousand euro). They will also sell the creations of famous names from the fashion house Capello Turin, official supplier of the Savoia, until Orisa (Anna Bacchelli) that, since the thirties, conquered the high Piedmontese company with the exquisite workmanship of its jewels often inspired the nature and original style characterized by the refusal of symmetry.
Among the clocks are included, however, exemplary wrist and pocket watches from the eighteenth century to today, as a rare savonette Patek Philippe 1915 with chronograph and 30-minute counter (base 9000 Euros) and a late nineteenth century clock triple complication realized in Rome by the famous watchmaker Franz Michaelsen (base 13 000 euro). Among the more sought after wrist specimens, the top lot is a New Rolex Daytona 1953, at auction for 40,000 euro, “particularly rare for the state of exceptional preservation, original and perfect in all its parts, and no restoration . A quality that in the eyes of collectors will make it even more sought after, “says Maurizio Piumatti, operations director at Bolaffi.
“After the successful autumn auction, during which we won a rare natural diamond Very Pink light at stellar figure of 755 thousand euro, a record for our auction house, we return with a new proposal at the highest level on jewelry and precious stones, with prestigious lots for a total starting price of nearly half million euro. We are also proud to present a catalog of watches, for the first time, a selected choice of wrist specimens of the major brands, including Patek Philippe and Rolex, “concludes Filippo Bolaffi, ceo of company. Federico Graglia

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