MONROVIA, Calif. – John Moran Auctioneers’ December 15 Fine Jewelry & Timepieces auction is filled with a dizzying selection of diamonds, colored gems, and noteworthy jewels for every taste. The final jewelry auction of the year is filled with some of the most lust-worthy jewels yet consigned from private collections throughout Southern California and beyond. It follows a December 14 Studio Jewelry session. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
Diamonds’ eternal appeal is on full display the auction. A natural fancy intense yellow diamond ring (shown above) from Tiffany & Co., a signature-colored diamond from the firm, is sure to appeal to collectors when it hits the block with a $15,000-$25,000 estimate A classic pair of diamond ear studs weighing 3.00 and 3.08 cts., respectively, comes to the block with an $18,000-25,000 estimate. A delicious pear-shaped diamond ring weighing a whopping 7.42 cts. is sure to fetch $25,000-$35,000 estimate. For an updated take on the eternity band, the sale features a baguette-cut diamond band that would fit the bill at $3,000-5,000.
Signed pieces from the world’s top jewelers and watchmakers are ready for their debut. A stunning Art Deco perfume bottle from Cartier comes to the block with an $8,000-$12,000; while a delectable pineapple brooch from Tiffany & Co. will surely bring a little sunshine to the auction at its $2,000-$3,000 estimate.
An Omega Speedmaster Professional moonphase chronograph wristwatch is sure to capture attention when it hits the block with a $6,000-$8,000 estimate. A wonderful set of Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. “Daisy” jewelry (shown below) featuring a choker and a pair of ear clips is estimated to bring $2,000-$3,000. An “Amapola” brooch from Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. features the pretty little poppy with a stylized stem is expected to fetch $600-$800.
Lovers of colored gemstones will find plenty of tempting options at the auction. A breathtaking Art Deco sapphire and diamond pendant is sure to appeal to collectors at the sale, estimate $25,000-$35,000.
Summon your inner Princess Diana or Kate Middleton with an evocative Tiffany & Co., sapphire and diamond ring estimated to bring $6,000-$8,000, or for those who prefer a ruby version of the classic ring, a Tiffany & Co. bauble is the perfect option, also estimated at $6,000-$8,000. A gorgeous peridot that can be worn either as a pendant or ring would make a splendid addition to any collection and is on target to bring $5,000-$7,000.
In addition to Fine Jewelry & Timepieces, a Studio Jewelry auction is slated to bring more treasures to the block on Monday, December 14. A pair of Italian South Sea cultured pearl snowman earrings are the perfect accompaniment to the holiday season and are sure to bring some cheer at $600-$800.
A delightful Tiffany & Co. umbrella brooch may not protect you from the winter weather, but it will add a little sunshine to any outfit and is expected to sell between $400-$600. Moran’s is fortunate to include an exciting array of Indian jewelry in the auction, chief amongst the selection is an Indian diamond and emerald necklace that comes to auction with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate.
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