MONROVIA, Calif. – Moran’s will offer over 130 pieces of fine jewelry in their spring Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction on May 21. Collectors will be treated to an array of diamonds and colored gemstones with pieces from David Webb and Tiffany & Co. Following the auction will be a Studio Jewelry sale with over 120 additional pieces of fine jewelry and timepieces. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Yellow diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings in 2019, and Moran’s has two beautiful options ready just in time for wedding season. A stunning 5.01 carat natural fancy intense yellow diamond with VVS2 clarity set in platinum and yellow gold and flanked by two half-moon shaped diamonds is one of the most highly anticipated lot in the sale. The ring is expected to bring between $40,000-60,000 at the block (above). The multistone setting is also on trend this season. A fancy intense yellow and near-colorless diamond ring centering an old mine-cut diamond weighing 2.46 cts. and graded SI1 clarity would make a unique statement for the modern bride. The ring, stamped for Tiffany & Co., is expected to bring between $25,000 and $35,000 at the block (below).
Diamonds and emeralds in classic settings abound in the sale. A stellar near-colorless 4.07 carat princess-cut diamond ring graded G color, VS1 clarity in a classic platinum setting is a wonder to see in person. The ring is expected to bring $50,000-70,000 at auction.
A lovely Art Deco diamond ring set in platinum centering a 1.89 carat round brilliant-cut diamond graded J color, SI2 clarity and delicately flanked by baguette-cut diamonds is sure to appeal to fans of classic design. The ring is expected to sell between $7000-$9,000 at the block. A suite of Colombian jewels including a ring and earrings is sure to appeal to collectors of late Art Deco design. Each emerald comes with a GIA certificate and the suite is projected to sell between $90,000-$120,000 at the block (below).
Moran’s is honored to handle a special collection of jewelry from actress Loni Anderson, who is best known for her groundbreaking role as Jennifer Marlowe on the hit series WKRP in Cincinnati, for which she received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Anderson has shown a passionate lifetime commitment to raising awareness for COPD with the National Lung Health Education Program, as well as The Race to Erase MS, Us Against Alzheimer’s, and the American Cancer Society. A necklace designed by renowned artist Erté comes with a photo of Loni Anderson wearing the piece and is expected to bring $2,500-$4,500 at the block. A stunning pair of diamond-set fan-shaped earrings is estimated to sell between $10,000-$15,000 (below).
A skeletonized pocket watch from famed maker Daniel Aubert was a gift from Anderson to Burt Reynolds on the occasion of their first anniversary in 1982. The watch is projected to bring $5,000-$7,000.
Following the Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction will be a Studio Jewelry session, filled with over 120 lots of glittering jewels and watches. A his-and-hers set from Georg Jensen with earrings and a necklace for her and matching cufflinks for him would make a perfect wedding or anniversary gift. The set is expected to bring $500-$700 at the block. A sweet Retro bow brooch set with diamonds would make a welcome addition to any collection and is estimated at $500-$700. An Art Deco pendant necklace from circa 1920 is set with two old mine-cut diamonds and is expected to bring $1,000-$1,500 at the block.