ABC of Jewellers
Here we present an ABC of jewellers whose work has been offered at auction at Dupuis:
Around the world and around the alphabet, Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers has offered jewels to bidders from East to West, and from North to South.
We have bidders around the world, and our auctions also have offered jewels from jewellers and designers around the world, and covering nearly the whole alphabet.
Asprey, historic jeweller in London, England, holder of many Royal warrants and recipient of Royal commissions through most of the history of Asprey:
Asprey: Rose brooch, lot 249, Spring 2013
Buccellati, Italian jeweller, famous for exquisite textures in precious metals. Unmatched in attention to surface finish on jewels:
Buccellati: Citrine and diamond ring, Lot 376, Spring 2017
Cartier, Paris based, and known around the world, jeweller to royalty, stars, and lovers of innovative design:
Cartier: Limited edition wristwatch, “le Cirque Animalier du Cartier Tigre”, Lot 384, Spring 2017
David Webb is New York based, and is famous for natural forms including whimsical animals, and is a a favourite of the Stars:
David Webb: Diamond earrings, Lot 51, Spring 2016
Elsa Peretti, important Tiffany designer, famous for simple and voluptuous forms and textures:
Elsa Peretti: Delicate and supple chain mesh scarf, Lot 16, Spring 2017
Friedrich, based in Frankfurt Germany, is known for attention to detail, and precise work:
Friedrich: Fine ruby and diamond bracelet, Lot 301, Spring 2017
Garrard, based in London, England, is famous for centuries of service to the British Royal Family, and for the finest in design and gems for collectors around the world:
Garrard: Sapphire and diamond ring, Lot 21, Fall 2013
Some of the most important jewels of the world have passed through the doors of New York Based Harry Winston, including the world Famous Hope Diamond:
Harry Winston, emerald and diamond brooch, Lot 326, Fall 2012
International Watch Company
International Watch Company was established in 1868, the Swiss watch company has a great reputation for fine timepieces:
International Watch Company, Pocket watch, Lot 632, Spring 2014
JAR (Joel Rosenthal)
JAR is Paris based. The designer is famed for innovative and unusual use of colours, and is a favourite of the famous:
JAR earrings, Lot 344, Fall 2015
Kutchinsky was established over a century ago in London, England, Famous for fine and delicate work.
Kutchinsky, buckle bracelet, Lot 155, Spring 2017
Louis Vuitton, famed for luggage and accessories, is also known for jewels, particularly ones that may clip on to luggage.
Louis Vuitton, Eiffel Tower charm, Lot 7, Spring 2017
Marina B, known for creative use of colour and coloured gems, and collected by “A Listers” worldwide.
Marina B earrings, carnelian and rutilated quartz, Lot 169, Spring 2017
Nardi, the Venice based jeweller, is famous for jewels honouring the renowned aristocratic general who helped to protect the city of Venice, and is immortalized in Shakespeare’s Othello.
Nardi brooch featuring the famed general revered for preserving Venice at war. Lot 2, Fall 2016
Oscar Heyman, the New York based jeweller produces jewels of delicate detail, and unstinting finish. Commonly using geometric forms to wonderful effect.
Oscar Heyman bracelet with emeralds and diamonds. Lot 247, Spring 2013
Patek Philippe: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” The company slogan says it all, timepieces of enduring quality and reliability.
Patek Philippe wristwatch with classic blue dial. Lot 170, Spring 2017
As far as we recall, Dupuis has not offered any jewels made by a jeweller whose name starts with “Q”. We will look at quartz. Found in many colours and textures, amethyst is purple, citrine is yellow, and rock crystal is clear and colourless, sometimes frosted in texture.
Quartz, rock crystal and amethyst orchid, Lot 62, Spring 2017
Rolex watches are among the best known and most widely recognized in the world. Very strong at auction, and always in demand, Rolex is preeminent in the watch world.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust with a “Thunderbird” bezel. Lot 171, Spring 2017
Sterlé was a Paris based jeweller, established in the 1930s, and boasting a client list of royalty and stars. Jewels by Sterlé are noted for their embracing of forms from nature.
Sterlé brooch in a feather form with gold and diamonds. Lot 157, Spring 2017
Tiffany & Co
Tiffany & Co was established in New York, in the year 1837. Continues to meet the needs of jewellery connoisseurs around the world.
Tiffany & Co rubellite and diamond bracelet, Lot 389, Spring 2017
Universal Geneve, maker of fine timepieces, including the Golden Shadow, the thinnest automatic wristwatch of its time. Known for stylish precious jewel timepieces.
Universal Geneve gold and diamond wristwatch, Lot 453, Spring 2014
Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the most sought-after names at auction, world-wide. Based in Paris, and represented around the world, their jewels are classic and timeless, and have adorned many royals.
Van Cleef & Arpels ring, 6.47 carats, Lot 400, Spring 2017
Walton & Co
Walton & Co, United States based, their jewels represent the choice elements of the Arts and Crafts movement, and incorporate natural forms into delicate jewels.
Walton & Co brooch with pink topaz, Lot 189, Spring 2017
We can state that as far as we recall, Dupuis has not offered jewels made by jewellers whose name starts with “X”. We have never offered Xylophones, and only occasionally use X-rays to test pearls.
David Yurman is famed for jewels that feature twist form wires, often in sterling silver, decorated with coloured gemstones, often with gold accents.
David Yurman silver and gold bracelet with black onyx, Lot 52, Summer 2016
Zolotas, based in Athens, Greece, and established in 1895, Zolotas embraces a combination of ancient influences with modern style.
Zolotas, brooch with gem flowers, Lot 191, Spring 2015