Rare, Collectible, Heirloom Jewelry at Borsheims

May 2, 2017

In addition to the incredible recently-mined diamonds at Borsheims for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend, we are also bringing in a selection of rare, collectible jewels from Siegelson, New York.

We’re talking jewelry and artwork about a century old and worn and owned by the elites and near-royalty of the time.

If you love heirloom pieces, these are must see jewels this week. If you really love them, they’re must-buy pieces!

I want to highlight a few pieces in the collection:

This is the Mughal Heart – a heart-shaped Golconda Diamond necklace.

The center heart-shaped diamond weighs in at more than 30 carats. It is a D-color, internally flawless, type IIa diamond and an extremely rare gem.

 

 

 

 

It was owned for years by the Drexel family, a prominent British-American family. They were bankers and financiers and founded Drexel University. The heart was passed through a few generations of the Drexel family, including to socialite Noreen Drexel who wore it on my occasions, including at the Tiffany Ball where she was photographed chatting with John and Jackie Kennedy.

 

 

I love this diamond bow brooch from 1904. Made by Cartier, it is an openwork millenarian ribbon bow brooch with floral and foliate motifs, set with old European-cut and rose-cut diamonds. The diamonds total more than 43 carats and the brooch measures about 4.5 inches across.

 

 

 

 

 

A very different piece is this Art Deco Retrograde Colored Gemstone and Diamond Gazelle Clock. Siegelson tells us this clock is an incredible example of the retrograde movement perfected in the 19th century. This clock has the hour hand rotating for twelve hours before a spring brings it back to the initial twelve, while the longer minute hand operates similarly over a 60 minute interval.

The sculptures are three gazelles made of aquamarine, resting on an agate and lapis lazuli platform above a fountain with rock crystal waterfalls cascading into an agate pool. It’s an incredibly unique piece and a rarity to find one this extraordinary for sale.

These unbelievable pieces – and more – are arriving in store this week and will all be on hand by Friday to greet the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. And they’re all for sale! Come and in to see these heirloom pieces for yourself. Maybe you’ll fall in love and take one home with you!

 

 

 

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