Piece of the Week: June 26, 2013
Piece of the Week
Oscar Heyman Art Deco Jewelry Remains the Trend, Selling Big at Auction
The trend for art deco jewelry continues…and in a big way. An Oscar Heyman art deco diamond and sapphire bracelet, circa 1923, more than tripled its estimate of $30,000 to $60,000 and sold at auction last week for $92,500.
The bracelet features a striking geometric design set throughout with square step cut-diamonds. French-cut sapphires provide the detail and center three triangular-cut diamonds, weighing 2.87 carats total. The remaining total diamond weight is 24.60 carats. The bracelet is a classic of the decade and embodies 1920s chic. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Oscar Heyman was the go to designer and manufacturer of the art deco period. Their reputation for quality and craftsmanship stands today and art deco remains a signature style of this great American jewelry house. The gorgeous Oscar Heyman pieces featured below are from the 1950s and reminiscent of the style that helped establish Oscar Heyman as the Jeweller’s Jeweller. Consider this a sneak peak — these and many others will be featured in Oscar Heyman’s 2013 catalogue, available in late September.
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