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Selection Stones and Pearls

s t o n e s a n d P e a r l s 0 3 0 / B a s e l w o r l d S e l e c t i o n This spring, Andrew Cohen SA and The DeYoung Collection will be bringing to Baselworld yet another exceptionally fine collection of rare and important gems, and unique estate and contemporary jewels. Specialising in works that have defined their time in history, Cohen and DeYoung have in past years brought such ­memorable pieces as the Royal Ruby Ring owned and designed by HRH The Princess Margaret, as well as the incomparable strand of ­natural black pearls by Cartier. In this collection of fantasy-inspired jewels are masterpieces from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, retro, classic and modern ­movements by the greatest houses, ­including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston. With their combination of aesthetic craftsmanship and rare, radiant colours of precious gems – cornflower blue Kashmir sapphires, deep green old-mine Colombian emeralds, pigeon-blood ­Burmese rubies, lustrous natural pearls and white diamonds – these pieces are ­archetypes of the epoch in which they were created. Also on display are contemporary avant- garde works by Chinese artist Wallace Chan. Chan has revolutionised the world of jewellery with his signature titanium models and hand-carved gems. A fine example of his titanium innovations and hand-carving skills is the Zen-inspired Cicada brooch, with its gossamer wings crafted from intricately carved mother-of- pearl, a body of incandescent opal – also carved – with pink and blue sapphire ­accents, its front legs holding out a ­beautiful 2.95 cts. old-mine cushion ­brilliant cut diamond. “Wallace Chan is a world renowned gem and jewellery artist, and the first Asian designer to exhibit at the highly ­prestigious Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris’ Grand Palais,” says Andrew Cohen, grandson of Billy Nelkin, legendary ­diamond cutter and original founder of New York’s 47th Street, adding, “Not since the turn of the 19th century – when platinum was introduced in jewellery – has the medium seen such innovation in form, material and craftsmanship, not to mention subject matter. Wallace is an ­artist who uses stones and metal like some artists use paint and canvas to ­express his philosophical soul.” Founded in Boston by Simon DeYoung in 1835, the now New York-based DeYoung Collection was one of the first jewellery businesses in the U.S. In its fifth ­generation, the company applies its ­expertise in gemstones to purchase ­vintage and exceptional gems and jewels. With them this year will be the magnificent 1965 Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire and ­diamond necklace, featuring 24 no-heat sapphires totalling 49 carats, accented by 49 carats of diamonds. The DeYoung family is also famous for having been an active member of the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) and for having donated the 5.03 carats “DeYoung Red,” one of the largest red ­diamonds in the world, to the ­Smithsonian Institution’s national gem collection. “We are happy to share our knowledge of gemstones, jewellery and art, as well as the global marketplace, in order to assist and guide our clients with these important purchases,” says Alan Levy of DeYoung. Andrew Cohen SA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland The DeYoung Collection is headquartered in New York, USA M a s t e r p i e c e s Andrew Cohen SA / The DeYoung Collection · 3.0 / D01

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