2022 Fine Jewelry & Timepieces In Review

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Clars’ Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department had a successful year, offering beautiful diamond, colored gemstone, gold and signed jewelry and timepieces spanning antique to contemporary. The sales included essential everyday luxury as well as fine and important jewelry and timepieces.

Spring Highlights

The Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department’s crowning lot of 2022 was a Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, which realized $75,000 at the Spring Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Sale. The Rolex Daytona timepiece was designed to meet the needs of racecar drivers, allowing them to gauge average speed and track elapsed time.


A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.Sold: $75,000
A Rolex Daytona chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6263.
Sold: $75,000

The February Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction was headlined by a diamond and eighteen karat white gold strap bracelet — an unforgettable Valentine’s Day gift — which sold for $37,500.


A diamond and eighteen karat white gold strap bracelet.
A diamond and eighteen karat white gold strap bracelet.
Sold: $37,500

Summer Highlights

Ruby and gold statement necklaces proved to be popular jewelry staples for clients in Clars’ Summer auctions.


A ruby and twenty-two karat gold necklace.Sold: $5,312.50
A ruby and twenty-two karat gold necklace.
Sold: $5,312.50

Highlights that stood out include a ruby and twenty-two karat gold necklace, which sold for $5,312.50, and a Southeast Asian ruby and high karat gold necklace, which sold for $9,375.


A Southeast Asian ruby and high karat gold necklace.Sold: $9,375
A Southeast Asian ruby and high karat gold necklace.
Sold: $9,375

Fall Highlights

A striking blue moonstone and diamond earring and necklace suite realized $8,268.75 in the September auction. Both pieces are comprised of oval cabochon blue moonstones accented by single-cut diamonds.


A pair of blue moonstone and diamond earrings and necklace suite
A pair of blue moonstone and diamond earrings and necklace suite.
Sold: $8,268.75

Clars’ Fine Collectors Auction in November showcased numerous beautiful jewelry lots. One highlight that stood out in particular was a Burle Marx opal and eighteen karat gold brooch, which sold for $4,687.50.


An opal and eighteen karat gold brooch, Burle Marx.
An opal and eighteen karat gold brooch, Burle Marx.
Sold: $4,687.50

Winter Highlights

Clars’ Winter Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction rounded out the 2022 year with numerous noteworthy sales. Favorites of the sale include a diamond and white gold brooch and diamond ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Since its inception, nature has been a source of inspiration for Van Cleef & Arpels’ creations. In particular, floral motifs have been seen again and again in their pieces.


Van Cleef & Arpels Diamonds
Left: A diamond and white gold brooch, Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold: $46,875
Right: A pair of diamond ear clips, Van Cleef & Arpels. Sold: $25,000

Another highlight of the Winter Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction was a stunning diamond ring designed as a round brilliant-cut diamond, which sold for $46,875.


A diamond ring designed as a round brilliant-cut diamond.
A diamond ring designed as a round brilliant-cut diamond.
Sold: $46,875

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Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

Clars is thrilled to host their Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on Thursday, November 16th, beginning at 9:30 AM PST.

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Consignments Invited | Fine Jewelry & Timepieces

Clars is now seeking consignments for our upcoming Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on November 16th.

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Summer Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Highlights

The Summer Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Auction will include a fine selection of colored diamonds, diamonds, colored gemstones, antique and signed jewelry, and timepieces.

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From the Estate of Vanna & N. Lee Lacy
Palm Springs, CA

Clars is delighted to be offering the Collection of Vanna and N. Lee Lacy on Friday, July 14th in our Tribal Arts, Interiors, Art & Jewelry Auction

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Han Dynasty Highlights

The Han Dynasty was known for its exquisite craftsmanship and artistic design.

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Summer Modern + Contemporary Post Sale Highlights

Clars’ Summer Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction brought in active bidders from across the globe vying for artwork from world famous artists and design from master woodworkers.

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