An Antique Jewelry Auction to Remember

Worthy Staff

By Worthy Staff | Nov 13th, 2018

Antique diamond jewelry never fails to cause a stir when it makes its way to auction. When a client decided to sell a jewelry box brimming with spectacular items including an antique Cartier bracelet, Art Deco diamond pins, and some unique sculptures covered in pave diamonds, we were astonished at the mind-blowing response from our buyers.

Curious about the contents of this jewelry box like we were? Enjoy this in-depth peek at one of the most intriguing auctions Worthy has hosted to date.

Antique Cartier Bracelet

One of the most outstanding pieces of this collection was an antique Cartier bangle, made in France. It features a beautiful platinum link design that shows off the unique craftsmanship at every angle. In all, the bracelet contains 201 diamonds with a total carat weight of over 23 carats. It was sold for a show-stopping $80,750.

Antique Cartier Bracelet

As we’ve seen firsthand during a number of our most noteworthy jewelry auctions, the Cartier brand name adds value to jewelry. The Cartier value phenomenon is fascinating, particularly when the jewelry in question is a spectacular diamond bracelet like this one. Value can skyrocket further when, as in the case of this bracelet, the jewelry is antique.

Antique Diamond Pins

The jewelry collection included a trio of Art Deco diamond pins that are well worth a second look. The first one consists of a 14K gold pendant with an oblong diamond profile. A trio of European cut diamonds adorns the center, and similar diamonds grace the ends. Smaller accent diamonds create a floral-inspired setting. This unique piece sold for $2,198.


Next up was a piece that looked as if it may have been fit for royalty. The second pin in this collection was a custom-made pendant with a total of 98 diamonds set in silver. In all, it contained a total carat weight of 3.59 carats and sold for $1,215.


The third pin was an antique diamond dress collar stay style pin/pendant consisting of 184 round and baguette diamonds set in platinum. Its total carat weight is estimated at 2.83-2.88 carats. The winning bid was $5,201.


Pave Jungle Cat Statues

An opulent pair of diamond pavé tigers made for an irresistible departure from the items typically sold at Worthy. These gorgeous jungle cats went as a pair. Together, they consisted of 680.4 grams of 18K white gold accented with yellow gold striping. Each statue contained up to 165 carats of diamonds; together, the total diamond count was over 4,300. This captivating set sold for $23,125.


6.01 CT TW Round Diamond Studs

While most of the jewelry found in this treasure chest was unique for its antique status or unusual appearance, these impressive diamond studs deserve mention for their size and quality. The earrings featured a 3 CT round cut diamond each, and platinum settings. The winning bid was $20,336.


Antique Diamond Pendant

The final treasure was an antique diamond pendant. Custom-made and set in platinum, this enchanting piece consisted of 49 European-cut and single-cut diamonds, with a total carat weight of 4.67 carats. This intriguing piece had a winning bid of $3,699.


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