Hello my darlings! Do you want to see an entire auction filled with jewels that will make you smile? I hope so, because that’s today’s agenda.
Colorful Whimsy: Jewels by Michele della Valle opens today at Christie’s and runs through March 17th. The sale includes 65(!!) vivid, beautiful, delightful pieces by this fantastic designer.
I first discovered Michele della Valle’s work when I was a little baby blogger browsing auction websites from the cubicle of my day job in 2012 and I’ve been a fan of his delightful designs ever since.
The artist is known for his whimsical visions and vibrant use of gemstones and every single piece in this sale delivers. I could feel my spirits lifting with each lot I browsed.
Happy Michele della Valle jewels at Christie’s
This post is going to be light on words and heavy on pictures. Let’s dive in!
Lot 32 is these incredible lemon earrings, which actually caught my eye on IG before I knew this sale was even happening! If you look closely, you’ll see the lemons are articulated so they should move gently when worn.
These Michele della Valle lemon earrings feature round yellow sapphires, tsavorite garnets and round diamonds in 18k white gold. See these beauties on an ear here.
Oh hello, Lot 11. This beauty is a tanzanite ring featuring a glorious 17.19 carat cabochon tanzanite surrounded by juicy round cabochon rubies, round diamonds, and 18k white and yellow gold.
The settings of the round diamonds make them look like stars to me. It’s a lovely touch on a gorgeous and very tactile ring. I want to touch it.
Lot 4 is these extraordinarily pretty floral earrings. Those breathtaking pink tops are carved pink opal, set in 18K rose gold with cabochon tourmaline and diamonds.
This is lot 63. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite lot in the sale, although I also have a strong weakness for the lemon earrings. I didn’t know that I wanted to see an all-green floral brooch but now that it’s in front of me, it feels perfect.
This floral brooch by Michele della Valle is set with emeralds and cabochon tourmaline in 18K yellow gold.Read More