Important Jewels Auction


1200 Bay St. 9th floor, Toronto, ON M5R 2A5

Monday, November 6, 2017 – Saturday, November 11, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017 – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daily: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (except Sat. until 4:00 PM)
An appointment is not required.


18 St. Thomas Street, Toronto

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Session One, beginning 11:00 AM, Lots 1 – 237
Intermission 2:00 PM
Session Two, beginning 2:30 PM, Lots 238-469

There really is something for everyone in the upcoming Dupuis Important Jewels auction: choose from a selection of nearly 500 antique, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Retro and contemporary items.

Looking for something notable, notorious or intriguing?
On offer is a substantial antique estate from a lady of royal title including a brooch, a pendant and a pair of earrings, all dripping with diamonds and Colombian emeralds; a stupendous 1920s emerald ring by Cartier comes with indirect provenance, historically from a Russian Prince with a dramatic connection to Rasputin; a 1960s Patek Philippe wristwatch was once owned by an infamous gangster.

A Fine Diamond Ring
Estimate $200,000–260,000

Other timepieces are from Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Rolex and Franck Muller, plus there’s a highly collectible limited edition hourglass with cascading diamonds from De Beers. Antique items include a magnificent diamond and natural pearl corsage brooch evoking a time of privilege, circa mid 19th century, measuring a jaw-dropping 12 inches long and separating into seven smaller brooches; colourfully ornate Renaissance Revival bejewelled and enamelled necklaces, one marked Castellani; from Tiffany, an admirable iridescent Favrile glass scarab beetle necklace, circa 1910.

Signed pieces include a Rolex necklace with matching ring, a rare set of gold and diamond jewels that don’t tell time but are timeless; classic designs from Cartier and Jean Schlumberger, for Tiffany & Co.; a diamond eternity band from Graff; gem-set lace-like creations from Buccellati.

Covetable diamonds with Gemmological Institute of America certificates include a 7.06 carat emerald-cut of F colour, VVS1 clarity, potentially flawless and a princess-cut weighing over 10 carats.

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