19 May 2019

The elephant: a precious beast

The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years’ time, is a great favorite with jewelers, who impart grace to the pachyderm’s unprepossessing physique, excessively long trunk and impressively huge ears. The most spectacular pieces include a head in agate and titanium by JAR (Joel Arthur Rosenthal), belonging to the Al Thani collection. Those interested take note: along with some 400 other pieces from this collection, it will be up for sale on 19 June, with Christie’s New York.

  • Chaumet - Brooch in carved pink opal - "Trésors d'Afrique" high jewelry collection - 2018

  • JAR - Clip in gold, agate, aluminium, silver, diamonds

  • Cartier vintage at Christie's Paris lot n°178 - Cuff-bracelet in gold and emeralds - Ca 1980

  • Van Cleef & Arpels - Clips en lapis lazuli, malachite and diamonds - "L'Arche de Noe" high jewelry collection - 2016

  • Yvonne Léon - Earring in gold and diamond

  • Tiffany & Co - Clip in gold, turquoises, enamel... - Blue Book collection - 2016

  • Boucheron - Ring "Hathi" in amethyst, colored gemstones and diamonds - 2010

  • Hermès vintage at Christie's Paris lot n°224 - Brooch in gold and diamonds

  • Van Cleef & Arpels - Clip in diamonds and a 48,13 carats topaz - "Les Voyages Extraordinaires" high jewelry collection - 2010

  • René Boivin - Pendant in gold and diamonds - Ca 1980

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