A PARAIBA TOURMALINE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

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Lot 641
A PARAIBA TOURMALINE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

Sold for HK$ 252,500 (US$ 32,471) inc. premium
A PARAIBA TOURMALINE, SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
Set with an oval-cut Paraiba tourmaline, weighing 13.55 carats, the gallery set with round brilliant-cut diamond scrolls, between bezel-set flowers with marquise-cut sapphire petals and a round brilliant-cut diamonds; estimated total diamond weight 2.09 carats; mounted in platinum; size 5¾

Footnotes

  • Accompanied by a GRS report stating that the Paraiba tourmaline originates from Mozambique, greenish blue (GRS-type 'Paraiba'-color) colour, application of treatment undeterminable. Report #GRS2017-108965, dated 27 October 2017.

    Please note that per the collector, this ring was designed and mounted by Tiffany & Co. and given as a birthday gift to the collector, although the ring is unsigned.
    請注意據賣家所示,這枚戒指由蒂芙尼設計及鑲嵌,作為送給收藏家的生日禮物,儘管戒指上沒有品牌工章。

    13.55克拉天然莫桑比克帕拉依巴碧璽配鑽石戒指
    鑽石共重約2.09克拉,指圍5¾,附GRS證書

    PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRALIAN COLLECTOR (Lots 641 – 646)
    澳洲收藏家之個人珍藏 (拍品 641 – 646)

    One of the most innovative and important jewelers in the world, Tiffany has offered luxury jewelry for nearly two centuries. Charles Lewis Tiffany opened a stationary and fancy goods store in 1837 with two partners. The store, located at 259 Broadway in New York City, was filled with rare luxury items. Jewelry was popular from the start in the busy store, In 1853, Tiffany took complete control, began using the name "Tiffany & Co.," moved to a larger space, and focused on jewelry, stones, and silver.

    The name Tiffany became synonymous with rare and colorful jewelry. The New York Times referred to the store as "a palace of jewels." In 1878, Tiffany made a bold move that would forever link the company to rare jewelry by purchasing an astonishing 287.42-carat rough yellow diamond. Cut into a 128.54-carat polished fancy yellow, with 82 facets, the diamond became known as The Tiffany Diamond, Audrey Hepburn wore it in the publicity photographs for Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961, and Lady Gaga wore it at the 2019 Oscars. The stone is on display today at the Fifth Avenue flagship store.

    In 1887, Charles Lewis Tiffany went on to purchase nearly one third of the French Crown Jewels at an auction at the Louvre, earning himself the nickname "The King of Diamonds." It wasn't all about big stones though, a young designer, Paulding Farnham designed a series of unusually realistic enamel orchid brooches for the 1889 Paris World's Fair that are still astonishing today.

    After the death of Charles in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany took over and created beautiful nature-inspired jewels with the celebratory movement and color of the Art Nouveau period. This same year, the company unveiled (kunzite), a newly discovered colored stone named for the legendary Tiffany gemologist George Frederick Kunz who discovered the gem in California. This was just the start of the dazzling stones unearthed by the company. They found morganite in Madagasdcar and named it for customer John Pierpont Morgan in 1910 and introduced tanzanite in 1967 and tsavorite in 1974.

    Tiffany published their first direct-mail order catalogue in 1845, and the cover was the iconic robin's egg color leading to the publication becoming known as "The Tiffany Blue Book." What started out as a concise text-only listing of inventory has evolved with the times. In the 1950s, the book showcased the partnership with Jean Schlumberger, who created fantastical bold enamel bangles and eye-catching creatures. Designers Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti followed with their fluid, wearable pieces. And today, the book shows rare high jewelry.

    Now owned by LVMH, the company and has more than 300 stores around the world. AdWeek said that the blue box is "the most recognizable and most desired retail container in history." And the wearable, beautiful jewels from Tiffany are highly sought after.

    Courtesy of Sarah Davis

    Bonhams is thrilled to offer this lovely collection of Tiffany & Co. jewellery, which has been collected with a discerning eye and a deep appreciation for iconic designs and craftmanship. This selection represents the firm's passion for rare gemstones, which established Tiffany & Co. as one of the most desirable and collectible jewellers.

    蒂芙尼是世界上最具創新性和最重要的珠寶商之一,近兩個世紀以來一直提供奢華珠寶。查爾斯·劉易斯·蒂芙尼與兩名合夥人於1837年於紐約市百老匯259號開設了一家文具和高檔商品商店,珠寶從始便是商店的暢銷品。1853年,蒂芙尼得到完全擁有權,開始使用「蒂芙尼公司」的名字,並專注於珠寶和銀器。

    在1878年,蒂芬妮公司購入一顆未經打磨的287.42克拉黃色鑽石原石,將其研磨成重128.54克拉,廣稱The Tiffany Diamond的彩黃色鑽石。這顆鑽石曾出現在六十年代經典電影《蒂芬妮早餐》奧黛麗·赫本的宣傳海報上,及後伴Lady Gaga在2019年奧斯卡頒獎典禮上亮相。這顆如穿戴她的人一樣有名的鑽石,現於品牌的第五大道旗艦店展出,亦奠定了蒂芬妮公司作為高檔珠寶品牌的地位。

    在1887年,查爾斯·劉易斯·蒂芙尼在羅浮宮拍賣會上投得近三分之一的法國王室珠寶,因而被冠上「鑽石之王」的美銜。在收集重量級寶石之餘,蒂芙尼對設計感亦同樣重視,年輕設計家保爾丁·法納姆(Paulding Farnham)為蒂芬妮公司1889年巴黎世界博覽會設計了一系列異常逼真的搪瓷蘭花胸針,這些胸針時至今日仍然極有鑑賞價值。

    查爾斯1902年過世後,由兒子路易斯·康福特接任,在設計和寶石專業上都作出不少突破。同年,著名的蒂芬妮寶石學家George Frederick Kunz發現和命名了昆石(Kunzite),又在1910年馬達加斯加挖掘了摩根石(Morganite),起名自蒂芬妮客人摩根先生。團隊及後分別在1967和1974年發掘了坦桑石和沙弗萊石榴石。

    蒂芬妮於1845年出版了他們的第一本郵購目錄,最初只是簡明扼要的庫存清單。封面顏色是標誌性的知更鳥蛋藍色,後來出版物被稱為「蒂芬妮藍皮書」。在1950年代,「藍皮書」揭露了與傳奇設計師Jean Schlumberger的合作成果,一系列大膽的琺瑯手鐲和以自然動植物作靈感的醒目珠寶至今仍為人津津樂道。設計師Paloma Picasso和Elsa Peretti緊隨其後,創作出流綫型,耐看的作品,如今這本書已成為了品牌的高級珠寶手冊。

    品牌現為路易威登旗下,在全球擁有300多家零售店。AdWeek表示,蒂芬妮藍盒是「歷史上最知名、最受歡迎的零售包裝」,而蒂芬妮漂亮的珠寶也同樣備受追捧。

    原文由Sarah Davis撰寫

    邦瀚斯很榮幸能夠呈獻這一蒂芬妮公司珠寶珍藏。收藏家以其敏銳的眼光和高雅的品味,展示了收藏家對標誌設計和頂級工藝的鍾愛。這系列體現了蒂芬妮對稀罕寶石的熱情,這亦是蒂芙尼公司能夠成為最受歡迎和最具收藏價值的珠寶商之一的原因。
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