While exhibiting at Madrid’s 1920 Exposition, it is said that Mario Buccellati hurled an expensive compact out a window when a woman asked for a discount, shouting, “I am not a tradesman!” We wonder how Mario would feel about this week's Buccellati sale being hosted by Soiffer Haskin at the jeweler's 57th Street boutique.
Generations of jewelry shoppers love Buccellati for their detailing and one-of-a-kind pieces. The company only produces about 3,000 pieces of jewelry per year, about 500 of which are one-of-a-kind pieces. As a fan we couldn't resist scounting the discounts, which are up to 50% off retail.
The sale started today and we couldn't resist taking a look. The handcrafted fine jewels and watches are all 40% off retail and silver servingware and home accents are 50% off. Despite the lofty prices, fans of the jeweler can appreciate how seldom this brand goes on sale. Even resale prices hold up wonderfully.
We found a sizable selection of jewelry, brooches, cuff links and jeweled watches. The pricing varies based upon the metal, but the majority of the sale jewelry is 18K yellow or white gold. There are a wide range of prices. We spotted a brooch retailing for $2500 and a lovely woven yellow gold necklace for $16,000 retail.
Shoppers will also find a wide selection of Buccellati's signature flower blossom necklaces. A version in sterling silver ranges from $1200 to $1900 and is significantly more affordable after the 40% markdown. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind watch, we suggest checking out this sale before it ends on Friday. There are a number of lively colored crocodile strap watches with intricate faces. Prices start around $16,000 and go up to $80,000 for an engraved white gold pocket-watches.
Upstairs, you'll find finely crafted silver for the home. There are a variety of silver trays starting at $10,995. A large Torchon silver tray retails for $44,200. In addition, a selection of silver candlesticks ranges from $16,500 to $31,000 for singles and pairs.
46 East 57th Street, NYC
Tuesday, June 21st to Friday, June 24th
10am to 6pm daily