Fine gems add sparkle to Gray’s Dec. 9 auction of jewelry and coins

3.4 carat diamond heart pendant. Image courtesy Gray's Auctioneers.

3.4 carat diamond heart pendant. Image courtesy Gray’s Auctioneers.

CLEVELAND – Gray’s Auctioneers has announced a festive selection of auctions for the holiday month of December, starting with a Fine Jewelry & Rare Coins auction on Dec. 9, 2010. The auction will commence at 1 p.m., with Internet live bidding provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The glittering array of fine jewelry features two stunning rings: lot 9, an 18K yellow gold and 5.18 carat diamond ring; and lot 8, a ladies platinum and 3.31 carat diamond ring. Another eye-catching jewel is lot 39, a ladies platinum and 3.4 carat diamond heart-shape pendant, which is suspended from a 14¾ inch 18K yellow gold chain.

This auction will also include rare coins and paper money. A few coin lots of note are: lot 125, an 1894-P U.S. silver dollar in very good condition; and lot 133, a 1903-S $20 gold Liberty Head coin, also in good condition. An additional numismatic highlight is lot 135, a $500 U.S. Federal Reserve Note, 1928 “Redeemable in Gold” bill.

For those who like the unusual, Gray’s will offer an Art Deco silverplate airplane smoker’s companion by Deutches Reich Gebrauchsmuster. The body of the plane forms a cigar case, with a match compartment complete with strike cover at the front. The plane has a cigar cutter propeller and two circular ashtrays as well as a detachable cigarette case wings and detachable wheeled undercarriage.

For additional information on any lot in the sale, please call Gray’s Auctioneers at 216-458-7695.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


3.31 carat round brilliant-cut E color diamond ring. Image courtesy Gray's Auctioneers.

3.31 carat round brilliant-cut E color diamond ring. Image courtesy Gray’s Auctioneers.

5.18 carat diamond ring. Image courtesy Gray's Auctioneers.

5.18 carat diamond ring. Image courtesy Gray’s Auctioneers.

Art Deco silverplated airplane smoker's companion by Deutches Reich Gebrauchsmuster. Estimate $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy Gray's Auctioneers.

Art Deco silverplated airplane smoker’s companion by Deutches Reich Gebrauchsmuster. Estimate $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy Gray’s Auctioneers.

18K gold, diamond, emerald and enameled strawberry brooch. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy Gray's Auctioneers.

18K gold, diamond, emerald and enameled strawberry brooch. Estimate $6,000-$8,000. Image courtesy Gray’s Auctioneers.