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AstaGuru’s ‘The Exceptionals – Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces’ auction wraps up with success!

Ever since its debut in 2008, AstaGuru Auction House has emerged as a beacon of innovation and reliability in the colorful tapestry of the art world. Born from a vision to revolutionize the online auction space for Contemporary & Modern Indian Art, AstaGuru has since evolved into a multifaceted platform. From the strokes of masterpieces to the shimmer of fine jewelry, the gleam of precious silver, the intricate gears of timeless timepieces, the rich textures of textiles, the nostalgia of celebrity memorabilia, the wisdom of rare books, the allure of numismatic treasures, the charm of philately, and even the roar of vintage cars—AstaGuru has woven together a diverse tapestry of collectibles.

Merging luxury and craftsmanship, AstaGuru recently wrapped up its highly anticipated Jewellery, Silver & Timepieces Auction – The Exceptionals, held on May 12-13, 2024. Showcasing a mesmerizing selection of exquisite jewellery, awe-inspiring silver works, and exceptional timepieces, this event was a celebration of elegance and artistry. From vintage treasures to contemporary marvels, the finely curated catalogue presented a diverse array of pieces, each bearing the hallmark of exceptional design and masterful craftsmanship from various corners of the globe and different epochs in history.

A glimpse into the pieces that were auctioned!

Lot no. 53, A Vintage Natural Pearl Necklace was sold for INR 2,04,88,421. The five row necklace features finely matched natural pearls and Art Deco side terminals set with old cut diamonds in platinum.

A Vintage Suite Of Art Deco Platinum Jewellery, lot no. 26, was acquired for INR 1,86,91,200. This French made suite comprises a necklace, a bracelet, a pair of ear clips and a ring.Mounted in platinum, the suite is set with old European cut diamonds, diamond baguettes and Burmese ruby cabochons.

Lot no. 60, An Important Spinel & Diamond Necklace is mounted in gold and styled as a single row of graduating old European cut diamond florets, suspended with a fringe of natural Burmese spinel drops and old cut diamonds. This lot was acquired at a value of INR 1,29,67,020.

A Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Wristwatch Ref No. 5726/1A-010, lot no. 180, was sold for INR 99,58,905. This Nautilus annual calendar wristwatch with day, date, moon phases, 24 hours indication on a striking piano white dial, features a stainless steel brushed and polished bracelet with a folding clasp.

Lot no. 125, A Cartier Tortue 18k White Gold & Diamond Wristwatch (Limited Edition) Ref No. 2617 J, was acquired at INR 44,39,160. The rare and attractive limited edition tonneau-shaped wristwatch features a diamond-set case, crown and bezel along with a cloisonne enamel dial depicting a white horse racing through mystical clouds and waves.

Lot no. 121 is An Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time 18k Rose Gold Wristwatch Ref No. 26120OR.OO.D088CR.01. Housed on a chocolate brown crocodile strap attached by a double deployment clasp, the lot includes a solid screwed down caseback. The solid three-body case, flat octagonal bezel with 8 screws, are polished/brushed. This lot was sold for INR 32,12,550.

Speaking of the success of the auction, Jay Sagar, Jewellery Expert at AstaGuru Auction House said, “We are elated with the response to the auction. The results are indicative of the collectors’ enduring interest in acquiring vintage and vintage inspired jewellery, that showcase the designs and intricate craftsmanship of eras gone by. The meticulous curation paid emphasis to showcasing a vast array of sought after gemstones such as Zambian emeralds, Burmese rubies, impeccable diamonds and natural pearls.”  

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