Auction Alert: 270+ Signed Luxury Jewels and More at Kruse GWS Auctions

While Kruse GWS Auctions hasn’t been on my radar as much as other auction houses of late, I was excited to peruse the catalog for its upcoming Royal Artifacts, Fine Jewelry, Handbags and Timepieces event happening Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Los Angeles–based, fifth-generation auctioneer has amassed more than more than 270 lots of luxury goods, largely centered on signed vintage jewelry from Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, and other coveted names that inform my daily jewelry fantasies.

The Cartier game is strong here, my friends (tons of Panthère de Cartier goodies, a few highlighted below, including a brooch with a 10 ct. yellow sapphire). There is also a pair of diamond door knockers that are so glamorous it actually hurts. And a 1970s cigar band ring that looks very familiar…

Take a look at my edit below, which starts with some wonderful vintage coral pieces (also at top), because what better way to keep those summer vibes in play? (I will not be addressing fall until after Labor Day, thank you very much. I’m passing on the pumpkin spice for now.)

Lot 50

Van Cleef Arpels coral cuff bracelet
Carved coral bracelet with diamonds in 18k yellow gold, 1971, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 17B

David Webb earrings
Vintage ear clips with diamonds and interchangeable lapis, coral, and amethyst drops in textured 18k yellow gold and platinum, David Webb (certificate of authenticity included)

Lot 17C

David Webb coral ring
Vintage ring with red coral cabochon and diamonds in platinum and textured 18k yellow gold, David Webb

Lot 52

Van Cleef Arpels chrysoprase ring
Vintage bombe-style ring in chrysoprase, diamonds, and 18k yellow gold, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 25

Van Cleef Arpels pearl bracelet
Torsade bracelet with black seed pearls, diamonds, and 18k yellow gold clasp, 1985, Van Cleef & Arpels

Lot 119

Piaget ruby and diamond polo watch
Polo watch with 10 cts. t.w. rubies and 7 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, Piaget

Lot 9H

Cartier 70s cigar band ring
Cigar band ring in red enamel and 18k yellow gold, circa 1970s, Cartier

Lot 47

Cartier Nigeria collection ring
Nigeria collection band with diamonds, blue sapphires, emeralds, and rubies in 18k yellow gold, circa 1980s, Cartier

Lot 43

Cartier bombe ring
Bombe-style ring with 3.85 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, Cartier

Lot 73B

Cartier door knocker earrings
Vintage door-knocker earrings with 1.5 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, Cartier

Lot 10

Cartier Panthere necklace
Vintage Panthère de Cartier collection necklace with black enamel spots and green beryl eyes in 18k yellow gold, Cartier 


Lot 18A

Cartier Panthere brooch
Vintage Panthère de Cartier collection brooch with emerald and black enamel accents and a 10 ct. oval-cut yellow sapphire in 18k yellow gold, Cartier

Lot 11E

Tiffany Elsa Peretti earrings
Vintage Elsa Peretti Teardrop earrings with 2 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, Tiffany & Co.

Lot 109B

Padparadscha sapphire bracelet
Cuff with 9.48 cts. t.w. padparadscha sapphires, 8.33 cts. t.w. cushion-cut, round, and heart-shape yellow diamonds, and 1.15 cts. t.w. pavé white diamonds in 18k white and yellow gold

Lot 16A

South Sea pearl ring
Cocktail ring with South Sea pearl, 8 cts. t.w. diamonds, 4 cts. t.w. emeralds, and 3.5 cts. t.w. sapphires in 14k white gold

Top: Bidding for Royal Artifacts, Fine Jewelry, Handbags and Timepieces starts Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. PT and includes this vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Cosmos collection brooch with coral and diamonds in 18k yellow gold (Lot 49). All images courtesy of Kruse GWS Auctions.


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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