NEW YORK – An 18K gold and turquoise link bracelet dating to the 1960s, a late Victorian 14K gold, diamond and amethyst cocktail ring, and a vintage 18K gold and diamond filigree bangle bracelet will compete for top-lot status at Jasper52’s Unique Vintage and Estate Finds Jewelry auction, which will be conducted on Wednesday, April 12, starting at 11 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
The April 12 sale, which contains almost 400 lots, features an unmistakably strong selection of bracelets and bangles. Examples include a mid-century 14K gold, silver, baroque pearl and diamond bangle bracelet; an Art Deco-era square link bracelet in 18K gold with emeralds; a vintage 18K gold wide rope flex bangle bracelet of German manufacture; a 1940s multi-strand pearl, diamond and 12K white gold clasp bracelet; an 18K gold wrap bangle bracelet from the 1970s, its ends capped with spheres of lapis lazuli; and a mid-century 18K gold, diamond and cabochon emerald bangle bracelet.
Cocktail rings comprise a second robust category in the auction. Among the choices are a 1960s 12K gold band that grips a cabochon of red coral; an Art Deco-era diamond and platinum confection that could easily double as an engagement ring; a 14K white gold ring graced with an appealing swirl of black diamonds and white diamonds; and a 14K gold and baguette diamond design that looks like a wearable piece of Mid-century Modern art.
The three highlights also come from the realms of bracelets and cocktail rings. The first of two bracelet candidates is a 1960s 18k gold and turquoise link bracelet with an estimate of $7,000-$8,000. Described as unique, the piece is generously wide and seems to call to mind motifs and artistic details from ancient Egypt.
The cocktail ring candidate belongs to the late Victorian period, which spans the years 1885 to 1901. It showcases an eight-carat oval amethyst that is accented with three round European cut diamonds with a collective carat weight of .55, set in a 14K gold band. Its estimate is $3,000-$3,500.
Returning to jewelry for the wrist, the final highlight is a vintage 18K gold and diamond filigree bangle bracelet. It sports 12 round brilliant cut stones that together weigh 1.60 carats, and it has a snap clasp with a safety latch. It is estimated at $7,000-$8,000.
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