NEW YORK – There is no mistaking the look of old, high-carat gold and diamonds. For centuries they’ve been prized for their beauty, especially when paired in an exquisitely crafted setting — whether a queen’s crown, an engagement ring, or a favorite piece of inherited jewelry. Jasper52 has prepared an especially fine selection of gold jewelry, bullion and silver creations for its 118-lot auction slated for August 28. Whether you’re seeking a sophisticated signature piece or investment gold, you’ll find it in this sale, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers.
Among the top pieces in the women’s jewelry section is Lot 34, a 22ct gold tassel necklace of 916/1000 purity. Its total weight is 40g, and its length is 46cm. Having the unmistakable look of a custom item, it is expected to reach $2,500-$3,000 at auction.
Immediately following at Lot 35 is another 22ct gold necklace of identical 916/1000 purity, however this 50cm example is of traditional styling. This rich-looking piece weighing 25.25g is entered in the sale with a $1,500-$2,000 estimate.
The diamond tennis bracelet has become a staple in many women’s jewelry collections since tennis ace Chris Evert first wore one on the courts at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. Jasper52 is offering an example of the classic design that will make its admirers green with envy. Made of white gold, Lot 94 features 25 oval-cut natural emeralds weighing 11.25 carats, separated by 25 round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing .60ct. This very special bracelet is expected to make $2,000-$2,500 at auction.
If you’re going to “put a ring on it,” Lot 98, a 1940s 18K gold marquise ring with 21 old-cut diamonds would be a perfect choice. The stones, alone, weigh a hefty 4 carats in total. A winning bid of $2,000-$2,500 is anticipated.
The auction offers gold in a variety of forms, from bullion to coins of several nations, including Russia, South Africa, Switzerland and more. Examples include Lot 19, a 1oz sealed fine 24ct gold bullion coin, $2,000-$2,500; and Lot 63, a 1947 Mexican 50-peso gold coin, $2,000-$2,500.
Start time for the August 28, 2018 auction is 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.