Summer Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Highlights

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Clars is thrilled to host our Summer Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Auction on Thursday, August 10th, beginning at 1 PM PDT. The sale includes a fine selection of colored diamonds, diamonds, colored gemstones, antique and signed jewelry, and timepieces.

The sale is highlighted by important colored diamonds and diamonds, including a 4.00 carat fancy yellow, internally flawless diamond, diamond, and 14k white gold ring, estimated at $50,000–$70,000; a pair of fancy intense yellow diamond, diamond, and 14k white gold earrings, estimated at $20,000–$40,000; a diamond and 18k white gold bracelet, estimated at $8,000–$12,000; a pair of diamond and 14k gold earrings, estimated at $2,000–$4,000; and a 2.47 carats diamond and 14k gold ring, estimated at $4,000–$6,000.


Left: A pair of fancy intense yellow diamond, diamond and 14k white gold earrings. Right: A fancy yellow diamond, diamond and 14k white gold ring.
Left: A pair of fancy intense yellow diamond, diamond and 14k white gold earrings. Right: A fancy yellow, internal flawless diamond, diamond and 14k white gold ring.
To be offered: August 10th

The sale will also feature a selection of exceptional colored gemstones, including a pair of Burma ruby and diamond earrings, estimated at $6,000–$8,000; a Burma ruby, diamond, and gold pendant necklace, estimated at $5,000–$7,000; and a very rare natural pearl, diamond, and platinum necklace, estimated at $6,000–$8,000.


A pair of Burma ruby and diamond earrings; A Burma ruby, diamond and gold pendant necklace.
A pair of Burma ruby and diamond earrings; A Burma ruby, diamond and gold pendant necklace.
To be offered: August 10th

Tiffany & Co. will be represented in a coral, diamond, and 18k gold brooch pendant, designed by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France, estimated at $1,000–$1,500; and a ruby, diamond, and 14k brooch and earrings suite, Tiffany & Co., estimated at $1,500–$2,500.


A coral, diamond and 18k gold brooch pendant, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France.
A coral, diamond and 18k gold brooch pendant, Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., France.
To be offered: August 10th
An Antique Mughal diamond, enamel, gem-set and high karat gold bracelet.
An Antique Mughal diamond, enamel, gem-set and high karat gold bracelet.
To be offered: August 10th

Also featured in this sale will be an antique Mughal diamond, enamel, gem-set, and high karat gold bracelet, estimated at $4,000–$6,000; and a diamond, cultured pearl, and platinum bracelet, estimated at $3,000–$5,000.


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May Auction Highlights

This May, Clars is excited to present The Golden & Glamour Era Auction, our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction, The Warehouse Auction, and our Spring Fine & Rare Wines Auction.

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April Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present The Maritime Sale on April 18th, our Furniture, Art, Jewelry & Asian Auction on April 19th, and our Warehouse Auction on April 20th.

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Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

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Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

This March we are excited to present several very special works in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

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Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Highlights

Clars is excited to present the Spring Luxury Jewels & Timepieces Auction on Thursday, March 21st, commencing at 9:30 AM PDT.

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March Auction Highlights

Clars is excited to present our Furniture, Art & Asian Auction on March 22nd and our Warehouse Auction on March 23rd.

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Designer Spotlight: Tiffany Studios

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Louis Comfort Tiffany was a prolific American designer whose career spanned from the 1870s–1920s. While he was most well known for his stained glass, he produced pieces in a variety of mediums, including pottery, metalwork, and lighting.

At the close of the 19th century, Louis Comfort Tiffany first developed Favrile glass. Deeply impressed from a recent trip to Europe in the 1860s, Tiffany drew inspiration from Roman and Syrian glass making. After much experimenting, Tiffany’s technique of ingraining color within the glass set it apart from other types of iridescent glass, resulting in the beautiful distinctive hues of Favrile glass.


Tiffany Studios, New York, Venetian table lamp, circa 1910.Sold: $106,250
Tiffany Studios, New York, Venetian table lamp, circa 1910.
Sold: $106,250

Tiffany was also largely inspired by nature – he was captivated by the array of lush colors of flowers and plants. This attraction to color also contributed to the brilliant shades featured in Favrile glass objects.


Tiffany Studios, New York, Favrile Urn.
Tiffany Studios, New York, Favrile Urn.
Sold: $504

Tiffany went on to win a grand prize at the 1900 Paris Exposition (the World’s Fair), for his Favrile glass. Later, he began producing lamps and large stained-glass Favrile pieces, cementing himself as one of the most influential figures in the Art Nouveau style through to the Arts and Crafts period.


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Artist Spotlight: Roy Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein was one of the most prominent figures of the Pop Art movement — most known for his comic strip-inspired paintings, prints, and sculptures.

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Artists to Watch: California

With this inaugural auction, we take great pride in introducing ten esteemed artists who persistently enrich the tapestry of California art.

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  • Modern + Contemporary

Spring Modern + Contemporary Art Highlights

This March we are excited to present several very special works in our Spring Modern + Contemporary Art + Design Auction.

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Artist Spotlight: Hernando Ruiz Ocampo

Ocampo developed a singular style that expressed the Filipino experience through emotive color, form, and abstraction.

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Artist Spotlight: Matt Gondek

Gondek is known for colorful canvases with thick, bold lines depicting cartoon and comic book characters from the late 20th century.

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The Collection of Allan Stone

From 1960 to 2020, Stone had a prominent New York City gallery that was known for showing artists such as: Wayne Thiebaud, Eva Hesse, Jack Whitten, and more.

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Jeweler Spotlight: Tiffany & Co.

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For almost two centuries, Tiffany & Co. has been at the forefront of innovation and exquisite craftsmanship in designer jewelry — setting the standard for American luxury.


A sapphire, diamond and palladium bracelet, Tiffany and Co.
A sapphire, diamond and palladium bracelet, Tiffany and Co.
Sold: $10,000

Although it originally opened in 1837 as a stationary and fancy goods store in New York City, Tiffany & Co. was clearly destined for more. Founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, also known as the “King of Diamonds,” spearheaded the discovery and exploration of rare gemstones — going as far as to introduce the world to never-before-seen gemstones along with his Tiffany gemologists.


A diamond and platinum ring, Tiffany & Co.
A diamond and platinum ring, Tiffany & Co.
Sold: $22,500

For example, Dr. George Frederick Kunz, a Tiffany gemologist, discovered the new specimens of kunzite in 1902 and morganite in 1910. Following this tradition of discovery, the Tiffany team founded both tanzanite and tsavorite, bringing them to the public eye in 1968 and 1974, respectively.


An eighteen karat tri-color gold bracelet, Tiffany & Co.
An eighteen karat tri-color gold bracelet, Tiffany & Co.
Sold: $12,500

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Property from the Collection of Joanna Barnes

Joanna Barnes was a multifaceted talent, known as an author, newspaper columnist, and actress.

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PBS KVIE + Clars Jewelry

Yao Jiang, Fine Jewelry & Timepieces Specialist at Clars, spoke to Rob Stewart, PBS TV Host & Executive Producer, on one the department's recently sold natural pearl necklaces for 2023’s Antique Valuation Day.

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Jeweler Spotlight: Van Cleef & Arpels

The story of Van Cleef & Arpels is one of precious love, all starting with the marriage of Estelle Arpels and Alfred Van Cleef.

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How to Care For Your Jewelry

The beauty of jewelry can last hundreds, even thousands of years if loved and cared for properly.

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The Significance of Origin: Rubies

By Lauren Della Croce, Director, Fine Jewelry

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Colored Diamonds

By Lauren Della Croce, Director, Fine Jewelry

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