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Press Release - September 14, 2020

Brilliant Tiffany Diamond Ring Headed to Heritage Auctions

'Property of a Lady' collection features 66 lots created by top designers for famed jewelry retailer

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Jewelry Property of a Lady collection Heritage Auctions
DALLAS, Texas (September 14, 2020) — A collection of 94 lots from a private owner, including 66 extraordinary pieces by Tiffany & Co., will be featured in Heritage Auctions' Fall Fine Jewelry Auction Oct. 4-5.

"The 'Property of a Lady' is remarkable, because the consignor had such exquisite taste when she assembled her Tiffany jewels," Heritage Auctions Senior Director of Fine Jewelry Jill Burgum said. "Not only was classic design selection important, she acquired an array of rare Blue Book jewels from four different years. Each year presents a unique theme, so Blue Book pieces typically are one-of-a-kind sophisticated must-haves."

"For the first time, Heritage reveals in both our catalog and online, the original price paid for each piece. This unprecedented move should provide enthusiastic bidders with insight into the wonderous world of Tiffany Blue Book."

The collection features 66 lots created for Tiffany & Co., including a Diamond, Platinum Ring, Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $150,000-200,000). The ring showcases a Lucida™ diamond weighing 5.25 carats, accompanied by a GIA report stating "E color, VVS2 clarity."

A Zambian Emerald, Diamond, Platinum Ring, Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $75,000-100,000) features a stunning cushion-shaped emerald weighing 9.41 carats, enhanced by diamonds, accompanied by an AGL report stating "Natural Beryl, Emerald, Origin Zambia, Minor Clarity Enhancements."

A dazzling pair of Zambian Emerald, Diamond, Platinum Earrings, Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $75,000-100,000) features emerald-cut emeralds weighing a total of approximately 9.75 carats, suspending emeralds and diamonds, accompanied by an AGL report stating "Natural Beryl, Emerald, Origin Zambian, Minor Traditional Clarity Enhancements." The earrings were worn by actress Jessica Biel in the Michael Miele 2016 documentary, Crazy About Tiffany's.

A Diamond, Platinum Necklace, Francesca Amfitheatrof for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $40,000-60,000) includes a spiral medallion featuring a round brilliant-cut diamond weighing 1.07 carats, encircled by graduated baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of 16.71 carats, accented by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 9.32 carats, complemented by square-cut diamonds weighing a total of 1.19 carats, from the 2016 Tiffany & Co Blue Book – Art of Transformation.

A Sapphire, Diamond, White Gold Bracelet, Francesca Amfitheatrof for Tiffany & Co., France (estimate: $30,000-50,000) This "splash" cuff features round-cut sapphires with a combined total weight of 33.41 carats, enhanced by full-cut diamonds with a total weight of 12.24 carats, from the 2015 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book – Art of the Sea.

A Multi-Stone, Diamond, White Gold Bracelet, Francesca Amfitheatrof for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $30,000-50,000), the Feathered Cloak bracelet features round-cut sapphires in blue, pink and yellow with a combined total weight of approximately 26.00 carats, round-cut spessartite garnets weighing a total of approximately 9.50 carats, and full-cut diamonds weighing a total of approximately 18.57 carats, from the 2017 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book – Art of the Wild.

A Multi-Stone, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Necklace, Francesca Amfitheatrof for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $30,000-50,000) The Feathered Cloak medallion displays a cushion-shaped spessartine garnet weighing 11.44 carats, enhanced by round-cut aquamarine weighing a total of 27.76 carats, accented by full, marquise and baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of 17.69 carats and complemented by round-cut multi-color sapphires weighing a total of 5.26 carats, from the 2017 Tiffany Blue Book – Art of the Wild.

The "Property of a Lady" collection includes 12 lots designed for Tiffany & Co., by French designer Jean Schlumberger, whose designs were requested in 1956 by Tiffany president Walter Hoving. Schlumberger was the first big-name designer to serve as the head of the Tiffany workshop. His designs were notable for their whimsical interpretations of natural forms. He remains one of just four jewelers held in such high regard by Tiffany & Co., that he was allowed to sign his own work. Schlumberger lots in the auction include, but are not limited to:

· Tanzanite, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., French (estimate: $15,000-20,000)

· Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., French (estimate: $15,000-20,000)

· Tsavorite Garnet, Turquoise, Gold Brooch, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. (estimate: $8,000-10,000)

The auction includes 19 lots featuring pearls by Mikimoto. These haute couture designs showcase some of the finest pearls available.

A Cat's-Eye Emerald, Diamond, White Gold Necklace, Mikimoto (estimate: $25,000-35,000) is a stunning piece, unusual in style for a Mikimoto design. The necklace features cat's-eye emeralds weighing a total of 20.45 carats, enhanced by marquise and full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 15.77 carats, accompanied by a Gübelin report, stating "Natural Beryl, Cat's Eye Emerald, Origin Brazil, Indications of Insignificant to Minor Clarity Enhancements."

A South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold Necklace, Mikimoto (estimate: $15,000-20,000) suspends a 16.00 mm South Sea cultured pearl enhanced by full-cut diamonds weighing a total of 12.75 carats, accented by round-cut sapphires weighing a total of 9.00 carats.

Other top lots Mikimoto lots in the auction include, but are not limited to:

Multi-Stone, South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Gold Jewelry, Mikimoto (estimate: $10,000-15,000)

South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Enamel, Gold Jewelry Suite, Mikimoto (estimate: $8,000-10,000)

South Sea Cultured Pearl, Diamond, Mother-of-Pearl, White Gold Necklace, Mikimoto (estimate: $4,000-6,000)

Images and information about all lots in the Property of a Lady collection can be found at HA.com.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world's largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, London, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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Steve Lansdale, Public Relations Specialist
214-409-1699; SteveL@HA.com

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