A diamond and eighteen karat gold suite, M. Gérard,
Lot 158
A diamond and eighteen karat gold suite, M. Gérard,
Sold for US$ 146,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Jewellery New York
13 Jun 2012 12:00 EDT

Auction 20000
A diamond and eighteen karat gold suite, M. Gérard,
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A diamond and eighteen karat gold suite, M. Gérard, French, circa 1970
the necklace designed as a series of openwork circular panels each bordered in round brilliant-cut diamonds; a brooch, a bracelet and a pair of earclips en suite; each signed M. Gérard, no. 982 on necklace, pendant and bracelet, no. 1004 on earclips; each with French assay marks; estimated total diamond weight: 127.90 carats; length of necklace: 20 1/2in., length of pendant: 2 3/8in., length of bracelet: 7 1/2in., length of earclips: 3in.

Footnotes

  • This suite is rare. It is one of the limited creations from the French jewelry house, M. Gérard during their 20 years of business, beginning in 1968. M. Gérard, founded by Louis Gerard, previously of Van Cleef & Arpels, was renowned for its immediate success opening stores in Geneva, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Luscanne, Gstaad, and London within the first decade. The jeweled creations were notable and characterized by superb manufacture, minimal use of metal and superior quality diamonds and specimen gemstones. This suite exemplifies the extraordinary fluidity, flexibility and suppleness for which M. Gérard is recognized. It also reflects sensitivity to fashion, a shift to yellow gold, and the infusion of then popular Mughal motifs are expressed in large circulars pendant earrings, bracelet and sautoir defined by bold, graphic and rhythmic patterns with diamonds.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note one small round brilliant-cut diamond is deficient from one earring. Bonhams will repair this for the buyer.
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