The next auction of 'Fine Jewels' by Saffronart is a tribute to nature
New Delhi, October 9 () An exquisite five-strand necklace of natural pearls and diamonds, assembled for several years, will go under the hammer at the next auction of Saffronart's 'Fine Jewels'
Estimated in Rs 90 lakh - 1.2 crore, the necklace created with pearls of uniform shape that graduate in size and have a similar shape, brightness, color and tone, will be part of a curated selection of versatile jewels that will highlight the influence of the motifs floral and light blue. in design and jewelry techniques.
The online auction, with the theme 'An Ode to Nature', will take place from October 15 to 16.
Fusing traditional Indian handicrafts with modern sensibilities, the 174 lots will show the natural processes responsible for the creation of precious stones, with their diverse tones, qualities and optical effects.
Highlights also include a diamond ring and Burmese rubies estimated at Rs 48-55 lakhs, and a pair of emerald and diamond earrings estimated at Rs 42-48 lakhs.
The pieces included in the auction emphasize timeless motifs inspired by nature, such as flowers, birds, crescents and stars that have been part of Indian jewelry design for centuries, and their contemporary evolution.
Notable examples include a pearl, diamond and emerald necklace with a pendant that suspends a plate designed as two birds that reflect each other, estimated at Rs 8-12 lakhs, and a set of 'maang tika' gems or ornament on the forehead with a ruby cabochon and half moon shaped polki diamonds.
It is estimated at Rs 4.25 - 6.25 lakhs.
Among contemporary designs is a sculptural and flexible diamond bracelet that features a scrollable vein of lotus flowers and buds, which can also be used as a necklace through two accessories.
It is estimated at Rs 7-10 lakhs.
A pair of rubyite and diamond 'dahlia' earrings, estimated at Rs 7 - 9 lakhs, will also be part of the sale.
While traditional colored gems such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires will always be coveted, semi-precious stones and more unusual colors are attracting more and more interest worldwide, the auction house said in a statement.
Highlights among the colored stones include a rubelite necklace and colored diamonds, estimated at Rs 28 - 32 lakhs, and a tourmaline necklace and paraiba diamonds, estimated at Rs 18 - 22 lakhs.
This auction is our tribute to the underlying influences that nature has had on jewelry motifs and design for centuries, and presents an exceptional collection of jewelry for both new buyers and experienced collectors, said Saffronart president and co-founder, Minal Vazirani
The auction will also feature a selection of intricately designed nature-inspired brooches, including a `` sunburst '' diamond brooch, reminiscent of a brooch owned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former First Lady of the United States and frequently used . It is different each time.
It is estimated at Rs 18 - 22 lakhs.
Also part of the sale will be a diamond and pearl brooch in the form of stylized leaves set with old-cut diamonds and two pearl buds, estimated at Rs 5-8 lakhs. The sale will be preceded by visits in New Delhi and Mumbai. TRS TRS