Week Of Luxury Auctions And Exhibitions At Doyle Begins June 18

Collectors, influencers and fans will converge at Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the upcoming week of luxury auctions and exhibitions beginning on June 18. This landmark series of events showcases a dazzling array of Louis Vuitton Luggage & Trunks, Jewelry & Fine Watches, Stage & Screen Memorabilia and Photographs.

Doyle is pleased to present this exciting auction showcasing over 100 lots of luxurious trunks, suitcases, bags and other items by the legendary firm Louis Vuitton. Explore the wide range of rare designs spanning the era of the grand trans-Atlantic liners to the modern jet age. And be sure to take a few ‘travel pics’ at the exhibition! 

Photographs | Auction June 21

Philip Glass and Robert Wilson by Robert Mapplethorpe. Estimate: $10,000 – $15,000

Trace the history of the photographic genre through fine examples spanning early photography to contemporary works. Featured are an important large-scale print by Andreas Gursky and Edward Weston’s Fiftieth Anniversary Portfolio, as well as photographs by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bruce Davidson, Vivian Maier, Robert Mapplethorpe and Karl Struss.

Fine & Important Jewelry | Auction June 23

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Platinum, Gold, Diamond and Citrine ‘Bird on a Rock’ Brooch from the estate of Sandra Gusky Krakoff. Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000

Marvel at the glittering array of diamond and colored stone rings and stylish jewelry by such prestigious makers as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Oscar Heyman and Tiffany & Co. Among the fine watches for ladies and gentlemen are exceptional examples by Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier and Rolex.

Stage & Screen | Auction June 24

Bert Lahr (1895-1967) Photograph inscribed To “Harold’/with much affection/Bert” to Harold Arlen as the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. Estimate: $8,000 – $12,000

Join fans and collectors around the world vying for original drawings, stage and costume designs, photography, autographs and memorabilia celebrating Film, Theatre, Music and Dance. Highlights include Gershwin and Wizard of Oz memorabilia, original costume drawings by Edith Head, and property from the Estate of Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm.  

Exhibition & Catalogues

The public is invited to the exhibitions on view Saturday, June 18 through Monday, June 20 from Noon until 5pm. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in New York City. Interested bidders across the country and around the world can conveniently browse the interactive auction catalogues and place bids online at Doyle.com.

About Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers

Founded in 1962, Doyle is one of the world’s foremost auctioneers and appraisers of jewelry, art, furniture, decorations, Asian works of art, coins, stamps, rare books and other categories. Headquartered in New York City, Doyle offers auctions throughout the year that attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world. Doyle operates a network of regional offices and advisors across the nation, including Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Washington DC.

Come into the beautiful world of Doyle.

UAE based Damac Group acquires luxury Swiss jewellery brand, de Grisogono

Dubai’s Damac Group has purchased celebrated Swiss jewellery brand, de Grisogono. The brand, which filed for bankruptcy early 2020, was identified by Hussain Sajwani, Founder and Chairman of the Damac Group, who became the top bidder amongst several others bidding for the acquisition.

Since its creation in 1993, de Grisogono has created an assertive and highly recognizable style that is expressed through its watch and jewellery collections.

de Grisogono New Retro Watch

De Grisogono has never ceased to produce pieces illustrating the excellence of the Jewellery Art. Technicity, noble materials, extreme attention to detail, use of the latest technologies, top-of-the-range finishes, all these conditions come together in the watchmaking workshops to give de Grisogono watches an exclusive character.

Each creation is unique, while at the same time bearing the distinctive signatures that reflect the spirit of the Swiss maison. Most known for its ‘Creation I’ necklace, which featured the largest D flawless diamond in the world and fetched a staggering $33.7 million at an auction in 2017, de Grisogono is a name synonymous with glamour. The jeweller has adorned many celebrities on the red-carpet including Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

de Grisogono Allegra Bracelet

“Keeping in line with our ambitions to expand our business into the luxury and high-end fashion realm, bidding for de Grisogono came to us naturally. A relatively young, but established brand it has immense potential that needs to be uncovered and leveraged. I believe that with Damac’s expertise and know-how, we will be able to bring the brand to a justifiable success, by strengthening its global development and network”, says Sajwani.

A Luxurious Undertaking

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, de Grisogono, was established in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi. Over the past 30 years, the brand earned a reputation with its signature use of black diamonds.

Shortly after acquiring the Swiss brand, the Damac Group announced the launch of a twin-project featuring a design inspired by the well-known ‘Creation I’ design. Defining ‘The Nature of Luxury’, the project will bring to life the masterpiece that was created by founder, Grousi. 

Safa One by de Grisogono will feature exclusive attractions such as cascading waterfalls, hanging gardens, and a manmade-beach on the podium level, as well as tropical features spread across the length and breadth of the towers. The interiors will resonate with de Grisogono’s signature style and the essence of emerald across private and public spaces, all adding to the brand’s ubiquitous luxury factor. 

The project will feature two towers featuring luxury, as well as the ‘Prestige Collection’ super-luxury floors.

Paving a Plan for the Future

The Damac Group has been taking interest in expanding their portfolio by adding distressed luxury assets, to turn them over to profit-making investments. The acquisition comes closely after the Dubai-based billionaire purchased Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli in Q4 2019, and most recently winning the $120 million bid to acquire land in the upscale Miami neighbourhood of Surfside where the developer plans an ultra-luxurious Cavalli branded condominium project.

These acquisitions are part of the Group’s vision to extend its global footprints across sectors and geographies. Currently, the brand portfolio covers high-end fashion, luxury real estate, hospitality, and data centres among more, with a presence in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Come into the beautiful world of De Grisogono.

Legendary style

Anne Hathaway dazzles in Cannes in two sapphire marvels from the new Bvlgari Eden The Garden of Wonders collection. The actress — now introduced as the Maison’s newest brand ambassador — pairs the Mediterranean Reverie necklace with a matching ring, an opulent debut for a breathtaking collection inspired by the glorious gifts of nature.

Bvlgari jewelry and watches are available at Bvlgari boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Bvlgari.

Bvlgari returns to its Greek roots with a new Athens Boutique  

Bvlgari returns to its Greek roots with a new Athens Boutique. A little-known fact, the Roman jeweler actually has roots in Greece. And, this year, the Italian Maison unveils its new, two-level boutique at 20 Voukourestiou Street, Athens.

Bvlgari founder Sotirios Bvlgari (1857) was born in the Epirus village of Paramythia, the largest Vlachophone center for silversmithing in the Balkans. In 1881 Sotirios Bvlgari moved to Rome and in 1884 he opened his first shop at 85 Via Sistina.

In 1905, his grandson opened the Via Condotti boutique that would become the flagship of the family business. In the early years, Bvlgari was known for his special silver pieces that borrowed elements from Byzantine and Islamic art and combined them with floral designs. These are still available in the boutiques to this day. The iconic jewelery and watches now dominate the jeweler’s range.

In the 1970s, Bvlgari boutiques opened in Paris, Monte Carlo, Geneva and New York. More boutiques have been opened worldwide in the following decades. Now Bvlgari returns to its Greek roots with a new boutique in Athens.

This year, the Italian Maison unveils its new two-storey boutique at 20 Voukourestiou Street, Athens. The interior represents a carefully curated mix of shared cultural origins. As you tour the new temple, see Roman classicism merging with Mediterranean heritage.

Spectacular marbles from Pavonazzetto to Breccia di Seravezza meet expertly crafted walnut woods and immaculate brass details – with iconic Bvlgari creations displayed beneath a large chandelier.

Here you will find Bvlgari’s iconic jewelry designs such as the Parentesi, Sepenti, B.zero1, Divas’ Dream, Bvlgari Bvlgari, and a bridal collection, executed in 18 ct gold or platinum. Watches such as the Octo, Bvlgari Bvlgari, Diagono and Haute Horlogerie creations for men, and for women the LVCEA, Serpenti, Divas’ Dream, Bvlgari Bvlgari, B.zero1 and ‘Haute Joaillerie’ watches are available in the boutique. As well as Bvlgari’s silverware..

Bvlgari Boutique

20 Voukourestiou Str.
106 71 Athens 
Greece

Come into the beautiful world of Bvlgari.

Bvlgari’s ultra-modern new interpretations


Over the years, Bvlgari has crafted its unmistakable snake emblem into a variety of styles. The elegance and purity of this new geometric Serpenti Viper bracelet design shines in 18 kt white, rose and yellow gold. Discover the new Serpenti Viper bracelet at Bvlgari Boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful wold of Bvlgari.

Tiffany & Co.’s ‘Vision & Virtuosity’ Exhibition Announced in London featuring an Extraordinary Display of Jewels, Craftsmanship and Creativity

Marking Tiffany and Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, ‘Vision & Virtuosity’, an astounding exhibition from this iconic jeweller, debuts at the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 10th June – 19th August, with complimentary tickets going live from this week. 

Bringing over 400 objects from the House’s archives to London, the immersive exhibition is a celebration of Tiffany’s authority as the purveyor of the world’s finest diamonds and a showcase of how two core values—vision and virtuosity—have guided the House for 185 years.

A visual chronicle of the storied jeweller since its founding in New York City in 1837, the exhibition is split into seven different chapters. Visitors will journey through everything from archival high jewellery designs, Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats to important relics of popular culture such as the original script from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.

An accompanying exhibition catalogue presents the exhibition’s highlights, showcasing creations by everyone from Louis Comfort Tiffany and Gene Moore to Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, John Loring, and the House’s most influential visionaries. 

The 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond in its current setting: a breath-taking necklace featuring over 100 carats of diamond

Additionally, an exclusive curation of artist collaborations and limited-release items in Tiffany Blue® will be available at the gift shop. Collaborations include T-shirts and hoodies designed by Daniel Arsham, Tiffany & Co. x Wilson® footballs, Quartersnacks skateboards, Mellow Gemini vases, Krink paint markers, Caran d’Ache pen and pencil sets and Bellocq tea sets.

A series of ‘Late’ evenings, events, talks and workshops will feature across the summer as part of the exhibition. Featuring experts from the worlds of jewellery, art, design, fashion and culture, visitors can get even closer to the jewellery, with some even being available for try-ons. A once in a life-time opportunity to experience some of the world’s most beautiful jewels up close. Details on the programme to be released in due course.

Complimentary tickets are available now through the Tiffany & Co. exhibition app where you can also discover exhibition highlights, exclusive content and more. 

 

Piaget Opened Its New Boutique In Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles

The new Piaget boutique in Rodeo Drive, which opened few days ago, showcase a magnificent facade, a unique interior designed in collaboration with a Californian designer, a new space modularity and an artistic collaboration to revive the Piaget society spirit.

Step inside Piaget’s new Rodeo Drive Boutique. On the outsie, the façade is inspired by Milanese Mesh, their artisanal mastery of gold weaving. On the inside, an immersive experience mixing art convival experiences with exhibitions curated with exhibitions curated in partnership with RAD.

Vitit now to discover the first of their series, modern pop artist Alia Penner and immerse yourself in Piaget’s Rodeo Drive Boutique. Come into the beautiful world of Piaget.

Pomellato Nudo, A Contemporary Style Icon  

An endless surprise of color and style ready to stun, for over 20 years, Pomellato’s Nudo is the emblem of the modern ring every woman wants to own. A smooth elegance sparked by seasonal trends and personal inspiration, the Nudo mixing & matching experience will only leave you longing for more. Italian actress Cristiana Capotondi shows you how…

Pomellato Nudo Classic

The brand’s most iconic ring, Nudo, features a sleek, powerful design characterized by a ‘nude’ stone available in a variety of colors. To mix and match with the Nudo Petit and the Nudo Maxi for spectacular style ensembles.

The Pomellato Nudo rings are available in 18k rose and rose with white gold, a variety of colored stones set with or without white ‘colorless’ diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Pink

An unprecedented combination: the vibrant colours of rose quartz and chalcedony celebrate a woman’s uniqueness. In an unprecedented combination, vibrant rose quartz meets chalcedony to celebrate a woman’s uniqueness. Subtle shades of pink quartz and chalcedony sparkle with Milanese flair and precious Italian design.

The Pomellato Nudo Pink Collection consist of rings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces and earrings. They are available in 18k rose with white gold, set with brown diamonds, chalcedony and pink quartz.

Pomellato Nudo Petit

A smaller version of Nudo, Nudo Petit features a subtler design characterized by a more concentrated ‘nude’ stone available in six colors.

The Pomellato Nudo Petit rings are available in 18k white and/or rose gold, a variety of colored stones set with or without white ‘colorless’ diamonds, brown or black diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Maxi

The biggest version of the Nudo, Nudo Maxi presents an eye-catching, larger ‘nude’ stone available in six colors. To mix and match with Nudo Classic and Nudo Petit.

The Pomellato Nudo Maxi rings are available in 18k white and/or rose gold, a variety of colored stones set with or without white ‘colorless’ diamonds, brown or black diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Deep Blue

Pomellato dives into Mediterranean inspiration with the intense blue gemstones of Nudo. Nudo Deep Blue jewels are enhanced by diamonds and new color reflections. The joy of color characterizes each Nudo jewel, and the new sea-blue stone doublet dives into the reflections of the Mediterranean waters. Rivulets of diamonds complement the ring’s precious London blue topaz and turquoise doublets.

The Pomellato Nudo Deep Blue Collection consist of rings, necklaces and earrings. They are available in 18k white and/or rose gold, set blue topaz with agate, blue topaz whith turquoise, and blue topaz with lapis lazuli and diffused topaz. All set with or without white ‘colorless’ diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo with diamonds

The biggest version of the Nudo, Nudo Maxi presents an eye-catching, larger ‘nude’ stone available in six colors. To mix and match with Nudo Classic and Nudo Petit.

The Pomellato Nudo Maxi Diamond Collection consist of rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings. They are available in 18k white and/or pink gold, colored stones or with white ‘colorless’ or brown diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Solitaire

Interpreting the language of the fine jewelry world, the Nudo Solitaire portrays the unique splendor of the ‘one-and-only’. Reminiscent of the multifaceted appeal of diamonds, its pavé comes together in an ensemble of fabulous stones that make for a truly original creation.

The Pomellato Nudo Solitaire Collection consist of rings, pendants and earrings. They are available in 18k white and/or pink gold, set with white ‘colorless’ or brown diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Obsidian

Black is beautiful! The Nudo ring in Obsidian winks with opaque mystery in petit, classic or maxi-size. Obsidian’s nocturnal beauty rests atop a rose-gold shank and titanium cullet, surrounded by black diamonds on its band.

The Pomellato Nudo Obsidian Collection consist of rings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and earrings. They are available in 18k rose gold, set with black diamonds.

Pomellato Nudo Gelé

Pomellato brings a refined new technique to the much-loved Nudo with the Nudo Gelé that now offers three more tempting colour gemstones with a frosted finish.

The Pomellato Nudo Gelé Collection consist of rings, pendants and earrings. They are available in 18k rose with white gold, set with blue topaz gelé, mother-of-pearl and turquoise. White topaz gelé and mother-of-pearl, or lemon quartz gelé and chrysoprase.

Pomellatto Nudo Bracelet

New Nudo bracelet encircles powerful simplicity, as it shines with chic Milanese style.

Pomellato Nudo Sautoir

With a transparent hue reflecting the essential character of the Nudo collection, set in 18k gold, the Nudo Pendant features the typical ‘nude’ stone look and is available in a variety of colors.

Pomellato Nudo Sautoir

Nudo sparkles in a brilliant sautoir design that may be worn in three different ways: a classic sautoir, a lariat pendant, or a double-wrap necklace. For the first time, Nudo’s stones feature the ‘Clessidra’ (Italian for ‘hourglass’) double-face cut, leaving the gem more preciously nude than ever before.

Pomellato Nudo Drop-Earrings

To pair with the sautoir or just embellish the ears, Pomellato introduces seductive Nudo drop earrings. Double rose-gold chains swing with Mother-of-Pearl and White Topaz, Sky Blue Topaz with white diamond pavé (picture), or Obsidian with black diamond pavé.

The Nudo collection represent the women of the Nudo universe who embody Pomellato’s values for inclusivity, diversity, women empowerment, and unified sisterhood.

Discover Pomellato’s complete Nudo collections on their website. Pomellato jewelery is available at Pomellato Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. For more information, come into the beautiful world of Pomellato.

The Winner Takes It All

Tiffany & Co. has crafted the Vince Lombardi Trophy® since 1967. Awarded annually to the winners of the Super Bowl®, it took four months of labor to complete, stands 22 inches in height, weighs seven pounds and features one sterling silver regulation-sized football.

The winner takes it all. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Sacai designer Chitose Abe collaborates with Cartier on iconic Trinity Collection

Photo: Shoji Uchida

Chitose Abe, the designer of Sacai, and French Maison Cartier have come together to collaborate on the jewellery brand’s iconic Trinity collection. Comprising of six new limited-edition pieces, the collaboration gives a twist to the timeless masterpiece.

Cartier has invited Chitose Abe of Sacai to reimagine its iconic Trinity ring. The collection of six limited edition pieces, brings together one of fashion’s most prolific collaborators – Nike and Dior Men number among Abe’s highest profile hook-ups – with a jeweler who has rarely, if ever, invited clothing designers into its atelier. Abe wears an armful of Cartier bangles – a Love bracelet with diamonds and the nut-and-bolt Écrou de Cartier, included – but it’s her design process of “turning the familiar into something new” that makes her such an inspired partner for the historic jeweler. 

Known for her experimental designs, Abe is known for her experimental style, amalgamating high fashion and athleticwear silhouettes into one. Similarly, Abe’s interpretation of Cartier’s Trinity collection is based on the same concept of individuality and multi-functionality. In Abe’s re-imagination of the icon, two of the original intertwined bands are now extended so that the bands can be worn over multiple fingers. 

Abe exolains the design intent behind the rethink of the Trinity ring, “It goes back to the idea of my clothes. There are many different ways to wear them. I wanted to apply that theory to the design of Trinity – the individuality in how to wear the piece”.

Though almost a century old, the Trinity collection’s legacy has not been lost with time and today, remains one of the maison’s signature items.

Conceived by Louis Cartier in 1924 at the request of French polymath Jean Cocteau, the creation of the minimalistic piece was a bold deviation from the usual overly embellished pieces of the Art Deco era. To conceive something as simple as the Trinity ring, devoid of any embellishments was simply absurd and out of character.

When the Trinity ring was introduced in 1924 it was downright radical. “It was daring for a house like Cartier, well known to supply all the kings and queens and aristocrats of the entire world, to propose such a simple object, so intimate in the lives of our clients,” Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style, and heritage, said. “That it could be worn by both men and women, by different generations, the young and also more mature, was something very interesting for the 1920s”.

Photo: Shoji Uchida

Looking back, the contemporary masterpiece was ahead of its time. Comprising of three interlaced bands of yellow, grey and rose gold, the ring has become a symbol of elegance in the world of fine luxury and has also inspired a whole collection of jewellery, all of which make use of the same interwoven bands.

The ring’s persisting popularity through the decades is not only due to its magnificent design, but also to its powerful symbolism. From an emblem of steadfast friendship or a profession of everlasting love – almost a century after its creation, its charm continues to hold strong.

Come into the beautiful world of Cartier.