Friday, January 1, 2016

Wishing You A Glamorous 2016!

A Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. “Hedges and Rows” necklace. Photo courtesy of Christie’s.

I want to wish you a wonderfully glamorous 2016 filled with good times, prosperity, and a lot of beauty! Speaking of which, now that I have been bitten, many times over, by the fine jewelry bug, I wanted to share this completely over-the-top Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. “Hedges and Rows” necklace that was recently on the auction block at Christie’s as part of their “Magnificent Jewels” sale on December 10, 2015.

The necklace was from the estate of Carroll Petrie and is made of diamonds, turquoise cabochons, and cushion-cut rubellite tourmalines, all set in platinum and 18 karat gold. Stunning! The design was first introduced in 1960 but the auction notes do not say what year this version was created. The estimate on this necklace was $200,000-300,000 but the final hammer price was $905,000. Wowza. I guess the economy is still okay for the 1 percent!

The photo below is from the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows and featured my two favorite mannequins, from the display “Glitterati.”

A toast to you!

Just like the blue-haired mannequin above, I raise my glass to you and your happiness and health in the coming year! I also wish you many opportunities to wear sequins and feathers and red lipstick and long lavender gloves!

Happy New Year!

10 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

And to you Jill! May 2016 be full of joy and new adventures!!

Jill said...

Happy New Year, dear Pam! xx

Suzanne Carillo said...

Happy New Year Jill! Much happiness, love and health to you and your family! Now I need to find some lavender gloves ; )

bisous
Suzanne

rosie said...

Jill, just saw the BG windows - beautiful as usual. May 2016 bring you health, love & lots of sparkle.

HappyFace313 said...

:-) This necklace is too good to be true. And you're so right - to that 1 percent out there $10000000 doesn't matter at all.
HAPPY New Year to you, too, dear Jill!
Many hugs from this side of the world xo :-)

GSL said...

Happy New Year Jill! I think you may need to moonlight as a Cat Burglar to support this new obsession....should we expect an EJS paywall soon?


Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, Happy 2016 to you, hubby and your pug! If anyone can wear lavender gloves with style, it's you. I will be happy to share your gloves look this week! xx

Jill said...

Hi Rosie! Weren't the windows so sparkly and wonderful this year? I wonder when they take them down. Do you know? I'm thinking they leave them up for some of January, but maybe I'm wrong. Happy 2016 to you and your family! xx

Jill said...

Hi Happyface, isn't that necklace amazing? I wish I could've gotten a chance to see it in person, that weekend was too crazy for me. I definitely want to make it to an auction preview this year! I hope you and your coworker will be enjoying both the Handbag calendar and the Jewelry calendar. Two pretty pictures already for Jewelry! Happy 2016! xx

Jill said...

GSL you bad boy, no paywall here! I blog for love and to share beauty with the world! As I wrote so eloquently on your blog in regards to my fine jewelry obsession, Lookin' ain't buyin'! I love seeing these amazing pieces in person, or even in a photo, and I love to see the stones and the craftsmanship, but I also love that there is no way I could ever have a retail accident. Fine jewelry is so easy to love and so easy to resist, unlike clothes and scarves and nail polish and shoes and costume jewelry! Happy 2016, I hope you sell a ton of copies of your first book. xx