With total sales of over three million dollars, Dupuis Fall Important Jewels auction saw vigorous bidding from both local and international buyers. A rich collection of jewels, including a strong representation of fine antiques from important estates drew global attention.
A highlight of the auction was an exceptional Cartier antique emerald ring with a fascinating story to tell. Reputedly once owned by noted Russian Prince Felix Youssoupoff, the ring had an estimate of $50,000-$60,000, and achieved a stunning $160,000 after vigorous bidding, including from many international telephone bidders.
Colourless diamonds of over a carat, antique jewels, natural pearls, and Art Deco jewels were all very strong, with over 80% sold in each category. Antique jewels averaged a hammer price of over 180% of the low end of the pre-auction estimate.
The final lot of the auction, a 7.06 carat emerald cut diamond ring of very fine quality, sold for the upper end of its estimate, at $250,000.
Dupuis is now accepting consignments for the next Boutique online sale, to be held in February 2018, and the Spring 2018 Important Jewels auction. Contact us to arrange for a complimentary evaluation of your jewels and timepieces.