October Jewel of the Month 2010

Christie's Auction - 27th October

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

Emerald Necklace designed by JahanJahan Emerald & Diamond Necklace

The photo of the Emerald and Diamond Necklace Designed by Jahan
courtesy of Christie's Auction House.

Magnificent Emerald & Diamond Necklace


The Estimated Value - $ 180,000 - $ 250,000  USD
The Price Realized - $ 314, 500  USD

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Spectacular Jahan Emerald & Diamond necklace that sold at auction on the 27th October 2010  turn Emerald gemstone lovers  around the world green with envy!

For October Jewel of the Month on Antique Jewelry Investor  features a fairy-tale emerald and diamond necklace which was part of a set of jewels  auctioned at Christie's Auction House in Dubai on the 27th October 2010.

Christie's in collaboration with Persian Jewellers returned to the joy-de-vivre of the
post World War II  'New Look'  of  Ballgowns and Parures.  The New Look created a revolution in fashion and jewelry.  After years of war and brutality the world was ripe for change.  Dior's 'New Look' reminiscent of the Belle   Epoque ideal of long flowing skirts, tiny waists, fabrics that mother had worn in the early 1900s and Jewelry Parures.

Sumptuous jewellery & parures  sold in Dubai at Christie's Auction October 2010, like the emerald and diamond necklace featured on this page.  Created by  designer jeweller, Jahan.  The firm Jahan  is one of the most prestigious jewellers in the Middle East and has been in family hands for  generations.  Their superb jewels have  given them opportunities to create rare objects of astonishing beauty for the Middle Eastern elite, dignitaries and royalty. 

This magnificent necklace  was part of a suite of jewels and  embellished with very large pear shaped Colombian emeralds weighing a total of 158 carats. The necklace is made in 18k white  and yellow gold and signed by Jahan.

The collection was auctioned at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai at 7pm on the 27th October 2010 and consisted of 40 parures, either set with Sapphires & Diamonds, Emeralds & Diamonds, Rubies and Diamonds, Pearls and Diamonds or set with Diamonds on their own.

David Warren, Senior Director, Jewellery, London and Head of Jewellery, Christie's Middle East

Post-War  Romance
Return of the Ballgown & Parure
 October Jewel of the Month 2010

The idea of sets of jewels consisting of necklace, ring, brooch, earrings and sometimes a tiara goes back to Roman times.  It was not until the 17th century that the word "parure" was first applied to a set of three or more matching pieces of jewelry.

From the 18th to the early 20th century, parures became more elaborate and reflected the fashions of the day.  Decorated en-suite with different  gems or made of the same variety of gemstone, each piece in the set of a  parure  was intended to be worn  at the same time. The modern term is sometimes called a "suite". Less than a full set is called a "demi-parure".

After the first world war cosume jewelry designers like  Coco Chanel   advocated a more simple, liberal form of dress that made the parure  redundant.

Change is the only  constant. After after the second world war, Christian Dior's 'New Look'  caused a global revolution in fashion and jewelry.  Parures of jewelry began to become fashionable again as Christian Dior from France led the world back to the joy-de-vivre,  ball gowns,  fabrics,  fashion and jewelry parures of a pre-war era. At this auction it was Christie's turn. 



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