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Press Release - May 23, 2017

Extraordinary 6.26-carat Diamond Highlights Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

Exquisite diamonds and colored gemstones by top designers available from Heritage Auctions June 26

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DALLAS, Texas (May 23, 2017) — A breathtaking Diamond, Platinum Ring (est. $175,000-225,000) highlights the nearly 1,000 lots in Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction, which will be held June 26 in Chicago. The stunning 6.26-carat pear-shaped diamond set in platinum ring will be the signature item and final lot of the first session for an auction that features Burma rubies, rare pendants, stunning necklaces, and much more.

"The Heritage jewelry team has worked hard to cultivate a visually appealing and well-priced auction including treasures from the Georgian era to present day," said Jill Burgum, Heritage Auctions' Senior Director of Fine Jewelry. "Some of the world's most well-respected designers are represented as are top-notch gemstones from Burma and Colombia. Our selection of fine diamonds range in size from 1.00 to 10.00 carats. There is definitely something for everyone offered in this June auction."

A selection of dazzling rings includes a Ceylon Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum Ring weighing 7.17 carats (est. $40,000-60,000), a Burma Ruby, Diamond, Gold Ring weighing 5.83 carats (est. $30,000-40,000) and an exquisite Oscar Heyman Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold Ring weighing 2.09 carats (est. $13,000-16,000).

F. Walter Lawrence was celebrated at the turn of the century as an imaginative artist who viewed jewelry as wearable sculpture, and his designs are as desirable today as they were during the Gilded Age. In a delicate foliate motif, this Arts & Crafts Boulder Opal, Multi-Stone, Diamond, Gold Pendant-Necklace (est. $20,000-30,000) is a prime example of the period. Its large boulder opal and smattering of colored stones are sure to attract Arts & Crafts enthusiasts. The piece has survived in exceptional condition, and is accompanied by its original fitted F. Walter Lawrence box.

A pair of brilliant-cut Diamond, White Gold Earrings weighing 2.66 and 2.72 carats, respectively (est. $20,000-30,000) showcase elegance at its finest along with a pair of colorful mod Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Gold Earrings (est. $5,500-6,500) from Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo and a beautiful pair of bold David Webb-designed Emerald, Gold Earrings (est. $4,000-6,000).

Two standout necklaces are also worthy of attention. An exceptional Archaeological Revival Glass, Gold Necklace, circa 1880 (est. $35,000-45,000), unmarked but attributed to Castellani with its Roman inspiration and motif, and an elegant and rare Diamond, Conch Pearl, Platinum Necklace ($60,000-80,000) would be perfect for the sophisticated collector.

Any bracelet from this trio will draw attention and envy to the wrist of whoever wears it: the David Webb designed Multi-Stone, Gold Bracelet (est. $20,000-30,000), the classic Cartier Diamond, White Gold Bracelet (est. $25,000-35,000) or the Multi-Stone, Diamond, White Gold Bracelet, Assil (est. $20,000-30,000), which captures the eye in a kaleidoscope of colors.

Fine women's dress watches by the world's most famous and recognized designers include a Van Cleef & Arpels Mother-of-Pearl, Black Onyx, Gold Magic Alhambra Watch (est. $14,000-18,000); an Hermes Lady's Diamond, Mother-of-Pearl, Stainless Steel Arceau TPM Watch (est. $4,000-6,000) and a Cartier Lady's Diamond, Cultured Pearl, Gold Watch, French (est. $5,500-6,500).

Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:

A Frechou winged bird in flight Diamond, Enamel, Platinum, Gold Brooch (est. $8,000-10,000)

A breathtaking piece attributed to Edward Oakes Arts & Crafts Amethyst, Pearl, Gold Pendant (est. $6,000-8,000)

An incredible emerald in stunning setting Colombian Emerald, Diamond, Platinum Ring (est. $10,000-15,000)

A piece for a true antique jewelry collector, a Diamond, Demantoid Garnet, Platinum-Topped Gold, Gold Brooch, circa 1900 (est. $6,000-8,000)

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, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.


Elon Werner, Director of Communications
214-409-1599; ElonW@HA.com

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