A sapphire and diamond bracelet,  by Oscar Heyman
Lot 1070
A sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Oscar Heyman
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 32,208) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sapphire and diamond bracelet, by Oscar Heyman
Designed as brilliant-cut diamonds, bordered by calibre-cut channel-set sapphires, mounted in platinum, diamonds approximately 11.00 carats total, maker's mark, numbered, length 17.5cm

Footnotes

  • 藍寶石 鑽石 手鍊 Oscar Heyman設計

    The firm Oscar Heyman Brothers can be dated back to the late 19th century when brothers Oscar and Nathan Heyman left home to join their uncle who, at that the time, was working at the St Petersburg workshop of Fabregé, Russia's most renowned jeweller.

    In 1906 both brothers fled Russia to avoid conscription into the imperial Russian army and they moved to New York where, a few years earlier, Pierre Cartier opened the flagship branch of Cartier, New York.

    In recognition of his immense talents, Cartier employed Oscar to work alongside some of the greatest craftsmen of the time, further developing his skills as a jewellery designer.

    Several years later Oscar and Nathan were reunited with several other family members and in 1912 that the firm Oscar Heyman & Brothers was established. The family took great pride in their work and became perfectionists in the art of jewellery design, monitoring every step of the process to maintain an extremely high level of quality and finish.

    Amongst their many achievements, Oscar Heyman is recognised as the first American firm to master the invisible setting developed by Van Cleef and Arpels and in 1969 they were asked by Cartier to design and produce a setting for the famous Taylor-Burton diamond.

    Today the firm is run by the third generation of Heymans and continues to create exquisite jewellery from their Madison Avenue premises in New York.
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