The beautiful gold and diamond David Webb necklace above is just one of the pieces being sold an an auction of estate jewelry on September 29 at Doyle New York. The necklace is part of the estate of the Honoroable Florence P. Shientag, a very accomplished woman with some lovely taste in jewelry. During her 101 years, Judge Shientag led the way for women in law, mentoring women lawyers, and protecting the rights of filmmakers and artists. She was the first female federal prosecutor in New York State and one of the first in the country. She was also a patron of the arts and a woman with a strong sense of personal style as is shown through her exquisite taste in jewels.
The piece shown above is gold, platinum and diamond bib necklace with diamond-set platinum leaves, rope-twist stylized acorns tipped with diamonds and gold leaves that is estimated to fetch $20,000 to $30,000. It's just one of Judge Shientag's David Webb pieces. Also up for auction is a rose diamond flower clip-brooch (estimated at $30,000 to $40,000); a gold, platinum, turquoise and ruby chain necklace (estimated at $12,000-18,000) and matching clip brooch (estimated at $6,000-8,000); a pair of diamond flower earclips (estimated at $6,000-8,000); and a gold, platinum and diamond bracelet fashioned as textured branches (estimated at $5,000-7,000).
The top lot in the sale is a platinum ring with a rectangular step-cut diamond of approximately 16.74 carats, L color, VS1 clarity, formerly Property of the Scripps Estate and estimated at $125,000-175,000.