Fancy intense orangy-pink diamond leads Moran's Fine Jewelry and Watches sale

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Fancy intense orangy-pink diamond leads Moran's Fine Jewelry and Watches sale
An Art Deco Gold and Glass Vanity Set, Cartier. Each piece with Chinese style font monogram.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- With the holidays quickly approaching, John Moran Auctioneers has just what you need for this gift-giving season! On Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, at 12 pm PDT, Moran’s will present their final Jewelry & Watches sale of the year—filled with 225 lots of stunning jewelry and an impressive selection of watches! For fine jewelry, the offerings will include fine gemstones, specifically a wide array of diamonds, emeralds, aquamarine, rubies, amethyst, peridot, citrine, and blue and pink sapphire, and feature designers such as Bulgari, Cartier, Poiray, Seaman Schepps, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, and more. Collectors are sure to take notice of the spectacular collection of watches, including fine examples from Cartier, IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., and Vacheron Constantin.   

Leading the sale is a beautiful fancy intense orangy-pink diamond weighing 5.43 carats, estimated at $350,000-550,000. For another pink option, there will be a stunning pink sapphire ring, valued at $8,000-10,000.

Over 150 lots will feature diamonds, and come auction day, all eyes will be on the 5.06 carat pear-shaped diamond pendant, graded G color and VVS2 clarity and with an estimate of $100,000-150,000. For those interested in a classic diamond ring, there will be a 9.06 carat, circular brilliant-cut diamond within a platinum and diamond setting estimated at $50,000-75,000. Besides diamonds, other ring offerings will include sapphires, rubies, and emeralds—like a rectangular cut 2.42 carat emerald ring, estimated at $30,000-50,000.

Standouts in the watch category include pieces by Patek Philippe and Rolex. An automatic, triple calendar wristwatch with moonphase and power reserve “annual calendar” by Patek Philippe has an estimate of $25,000-35,000. This 18-karat rose gold watch has a white dial with luminescent gold Roman numerals and dart hands, aperture for date and moonphase at 6 o’clock, and registers for power reserve at 12 o’clock with day and month registering at 9 and 3 o’clock. Of the 7 Rolexes offered in the sale, the Rolex Daytona Cosmograph wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-20,000, is sure to be a favorite. Made with 18K gold and bezel stainless steel, the Cosmograph watch can measure elapsed time and calculate speed by using a combination of the stopwatch function and the engraved tachometric graduated bezel.  

Continuing the colorful jewelry highlights are a multi-color sapphire, diamond, and gold necklace, and pair of diamond and colored diamond earrings from Bulgari. The necklace is set in 18K white gold with fifty-five oval-shaped sapphires in various colors and weighing over 80 carats with a value of $15,000-20,000. The gorgeous colored diamond and diamond earrings by Bulgari, estimated $12,000-18,000, are designed with a round brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond weighing .17 carat in the center along with a round brilliant-cut fancy vivid orangy-yellow diamond weighing .17 carat, surrounded by 10 pear-shaped diamonds weighing a total of 4.42 carats, in platinum.

Along with jewelry and watches, there will be a 13-lot selection of cufflinks and dress sets, including some handsome options from Bulgari and Cartier. A diamond, lapis, and gold dress set from Bulgari, estimated $2,500-3,500, is comprised of a pair of double-sided cufflinks featuring round lapis disks with a center bezel set round brilliant-cut diamonds, all in 18K gold. Another worthy option is a pair of gold and sapphire ball cufflinks by Cartier. Estimated $600-800, these ball cufflinks feature cabochon cut sapphires in 14K gold and weigh 10.4 grams.

Other standouts include a unique Gold Art Deco Vanity 25-Piece Set by Cartier, estimated at $30,000-50,000, an Art Deco rock crystal and diamond brooch by Paul Gillot, valued $6,000-8,000, and a fabulous Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire, diamond, and platinum ring with a $3,000-5,000 estimate.  

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