NEW YORK — Today is Independence Day, a federal holiday commemorating the approval of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, marking the United States of America as its own nation. The holiday is celebrated with parades, fireworks, BBQs, picnics and carnivals, and an easy and fun way to express national pride is to wear patriotic jewelry featuring an American flag design. This trend became common during World War I and World War II, and jewelry in the form of the American flag has been a popular niche in fine and costume jewelry ever since.
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NEW YORK — Jewelry provides the finishing touch for all occasions, from fancy dinners to a trip to the mall. While these pieces, whether they’re for daily wear or strictly for gala functions, reflect prevailing jewelry styles and materials, they can also say something about the wearer’s hobbies and interests. Sports-themed jewelry is a distinctive niche that has a growing legion of fans.
LOS ANGELES – Fans and admirers of the beloved actress and singer Connie Stevens may bid on a stunning array of jewelry, clothing, memorabilia and other items from her personal collection when Abell Auction Co. presents its Celebrity Collections sale on Thursday, April 6 starting at 9 am Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A pair of 18K gold, ruby and diamond earrings by Bulgari; a 14K gold, diamond, ruby and emerald butterfly brooch; and a Verdura 18K gold, jade and diamond ring will compete for top-lot status at Jasper52’s next Exclusive Estate and Designer Jewelry auction, which will be conducted on Tuesday, March 21 at 8 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
CHICAGO – Hindman’s inaugural Jewelry Through the Ages auction explores jewelry trends and their evolution. Across more than 600 lots that date from the 1st millennium B.C. to the 21st century, bidders will have the opportunity to acquire wearable pieces from a range of cultures. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK – A men’s silver turquoise ring; a silver, turquoise and coral cuff bracelet featuring a ladies’ watch; and a vintage vermeil filigree floral brooch will likely earn top lot status at Jasper52’s Vintage Silver and Southwest Treasures auction, which will be held on Monday, January 9 at noon Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — The life of Raymond C. Yard (1898-1964) demonstrates the power of a heavy-hitting early endorsement. Born to a railroad conductor and a stay-at-home mother, he began his career in the jewelry trade as a door attendant and errand boy for Marcus & Co at age 13, one of the top jewelry firms in New York City. Yard went from earning three dollars a week to becoming one of its top salesmen. In 1922, at the urging of one of Marcus’ most affluent patrons, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., he decided to hang his own shingle on Manhattan’s iconic Fifth Avenue. Rockefeller promised to bring Yard business and he kept his word, not only having the young man design jewelry for his wedding but recommending him to his friends. The jeweler was soon courted by movie stars and high society clients, many of whom commissioned statement pieces from him.
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – A 1971 Chevrolet Impala convertible that had been sitting, undriven, in a heated garage for 30 years sped off to a new owner for $31,250, and a 1972 Chevrolet Malibu earned $6,300 despite having some rust issues during a two-session estate auction conducted on May 21 by EstateOfMind Auctions.
NEW YORK – An 18K gold Van Cleef & Arpels 20-motif Alhambra necklace in lapiz lazuli, a Tiffany & Co. platinum, diamond and sapphire flower basket brooch, and a Van Cleef & Arpels 18K gold and diamond Ludo Swann wristwatch will battle for top lot status at Jasper52’s Designer Jewelry & Watches auction, which will take place Tuesday, May 10, starting at 11 am Eastern time.