Tag: auctions

Picasso’s Dora Maar portrait ring goes on the block

Ring containing a portrait of Dora Maar in pen and colored pencil by Picasso, c. 1936-1939, set in pre-made yellow metal composite ring will sell at Sotheby's London on June 21, 2017

A ring containing a portrait of Dora Maar made for her by Pablo Picasso in the 1930s is expected to fetch half a million at Sotheby’s this month. That’s a lot more than it sold for at the 1998 estate sale in Paris following Maar’s death. No one knew Picasso had made jewelry by hand but the news was overshadowed by those paintings.

A little JAR for the ears: getting radical with pavé

JAR demantoid diamond spiral earclips

Who says a bespoke jewelry designer can’t be a rebel? Joel Arthur Rosenthal is proof that you can be both subversive and incredibly popular with the world’s uber-wealthy. Two examples of subtly radical JAR are going up for sale at…

Season of JAR: a connoisseur’s approach to gems

As yet another eye-popping jewel by the Bronx-born designer known as “JAR of Paris” goes on the block next month, a few observations of what a designer can achieve by going against convention when it comes to gemstones.