Major auction houses have been expanding their online offerings in the wake of Covid-19 crisis. A recent example is
’s new retail platform, Flawless, launched last week to offer exceptional jewels for direct purchase.
Located on Phillips.com, Flawless currently features 18 pieces by brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and Cartier, and 12 commissioned pieces from British jewelry designer Shaun
All the pieces can be viewed and purchased immediately online. The prices range from US$3,400 to US$199,800.
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“Dovetailing with Phillips’ global Jewels department, Flawless provides an additional platform for both online and offline sales,”
, head of private sales of Phillips Jewelry, said in a statement. “In addition, Flawless will showcase the jewelers of today and tomorrow, giving them their rightful voice in what is traditionally a heritage market.”
One of the highest-valued pieces on offer is a sapphire-diamond-and-white gold bracelet by Cartier, circa 1965, with a price tag of US$129,800.
Among the notable pieces designed by Leane is a pear-shaped, circular-cut sapphire ring, selling for US$199,800. It features 170 royal-blue sapphires framing a 10.53-carat sapphire. The strong, clean lines reflect Leane’s love of Art Deco and are intended to appeal to both men and women, Phillips said.A selection of the 12 commissioned pieces will be on preview at Phillips new gallery in Southampton, on Long Island, from Oct. 15-25.