Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Barry Kieselstein-Cord is a quintessential American designer who has consistently created strong classical jewelry in his signature matte gold with colored gems and diamonds. Kieselstein-Cord began his artistic journey while studying at the Parson Schools of Design and the American Craft Institute. In 1972, he founded his namesake company, which not only dives into jewelry, but also handbags, home furnishings, and belts. His first collection focused heavily in the more affordable sterling silver, which he presented to Remica Russell, the fine jewelry buyer for Georg Jensen. She agreed to showcase the collection at the Georg Jensen U.S. flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City. This skyrocketed Kieselstein-Cord's career, as the collection was universally well received. With wearable pieces that are widely appealing it’s not hard to imagine how he acquired notable patrons such as Oprah, Andy Warhol, and Louise Nevelson. More recently Billie Eilish wore his serpent buckle belt for a ‘V’ magazine shoot. In 1976, he introduced gold and semi-precious stones in his ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Borgia’ collections. Today, his work can be found in The Louvre, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Houston Museum of Fine Art.

Now often referred to as BKC, Keiselstein-Cord jewelry has an important place in the canon of American jewelry.

Upcoming Lots Barry Kieselstein-Cord

BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Citrine, diamond, and gold ring | ragoarts.com

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Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Citrine, diamond, and gold ring

estimate: $2,500–3,500
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, 'Double Caviar' diamond and gold bracelet | ragoarts.com

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Barry Kieselstein-Cord

'Double Caviar' diamond and gold bracelet

estimate: $5,000–6,000
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Tourmaline and gold crown pendant brooch | ragoarts.com

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Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Tourmaline and gold crown pendant brooch

estimate: $2,500–3,500
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Tourmaline and gold necklace | ragoarts.com

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Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Tourmaline and gold necklace

estimate: $7,000–8,000
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Lapis lazuli intaglio and gold ring | ragoarts.com

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Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Lapis lazuli intaglio and gold ring

estimate: $1,500–2,000

Auction Results Barry Kieselstein-Cord

BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Diamond and gold 'Foo Dog' necklace | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Diamond and gold 'Foo Dog' necklace

estimate: $25,000–30,000
result: $22,500
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Pair of gold 'Caviar' cuffs | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Pair of gold 'Caviar' cuffs

estimate: $12,000–15,000
result: $11,050
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Gold column necklace | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Gold column necklace

estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $9,750
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Gold 'Alligator' cuff | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Gold 'Alligator' cuff

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $9,375
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Intaglio and gold necklace | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Intaglio and gold necklace

estimate: $5,000–6,000
result: $5,313
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Gold 'Alligator' earrings | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Gold 'Alligator' earrings

estimate: $1,500–2,000
result: $1,375
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Gold 'Country Link' bracelet | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Gold 'Country Link' bracelet

estimate: $8,000–10,000
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Sterling silver and leather necklace and bracelet | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Sterling silver and leather necklace and bracelet

estimate: $1,000–1,500
BARRY KIESELSTEIN-CORD, Heart earrings | ragoarts.com

Barry Kieselstein-Cord

Heart earrings

estimate: $2,600–3,000