Jasper52 to host No Reserve Fine Jewelry Auction July 1

14K gold and diamond ring, 0.62 carats. Estimate: $225-$275. Jasper 52 image

NEW YORK – Affordable fine jewelry is offered in a no-reserve auction that will be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, July 1. Each of the 127 lots will be sold to the highest bidder without reserve. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights include:

– A .62-carat diamond ring, rated SI 1 clarity and H in color, in a 14K gold setting (above; est. $225-$275).

– A pair of 35-carat carnelian and sterling silver earrings (below; est. $125-$150).

35-carat carnelian and sterling silver earrings. Estimate: $125-$150. Jasper 52 image

–  A 1-carat tourmaline and diamond ring, 2.3 grams, in a 14K gold setting (est. $650-$850).

1-carat diamond and tourmaline14K gold ring. Estimate: $650-$850. Jasper 52 image

– A pair of 4-carat sapphire and diamond earrings in 18K gold (est. $2,500-$4,200).

4-carat diamond and sapphire 18K gold earring. Estimate: $2,500-$4,200. Jasper 52 image

– A 0.20 diamond and 18K necklace (est. $550-$750).

0.20-carat diamond and 18K gold necklace. Estimate: $550-$750. Jasper 52 image

The Jasper52 No Reserve Fine Jewelry auction will be held Wednesday, July, 1 at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

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