Cutting loose: unmounted colored gemstones reign at Heritage, May 8

33.56-carat Ceylon sapphire, estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions ha.com
33.56-carat Ceylon sapphire, estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions ha.com
33.56-carat Ceylon sapphire, estimated at $200,000-$300,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions ha.com

DALLAS — Nothing sparkles like a diamond, it’s true, but nothing makes a statement like a stunning colored gemstone. Though the vibrant hues of the Big Three – sapphires, emeralds and rubies – still reign supreme in collections across the world, other colorful gems, including deep-red spinels and nearly neon Paraiba tourmalines, also stand out in a crowd. During Heritage Auctions‘ Monday, May 8 Spring Fine Jewelry Signature® Auction, the Big Three join spinels, tourmalines, and more to make up the largest selection of unmounted colored gemstones Heritage has ever offered in a jewelry auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Diamonds, chandeliers bolster successful estates auction at Roland

Neoclassical-style gilt bronze chandelier, $5,000

 

Neoclassical-style gilt bronze chandelier, $5,000
Neoclassical-style gilt bronze chandelier, $5,000

GLEN COVE, N.Y – Roland Auctions‘ April 1 Multi-Estates Auction turned out to be its most successful auction of the year thus far, with the strongest sellers in the categories of jewelry, decorative art, fine art and silver. The house sold slightly more than 80% of the lots to post an overall total of $394,000.

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Nadeau’s greets 2023 with maximum sparkle, Jan. 1

Pear-shape 10.07-carat diamond set in a platinum ring, estimated at $40,000-$60,000
Pear-shape 10.07-carat diamond set in a platinum ring, estimated at $40,000-$60,000
Pear-shape 10.07-carat diamond set in a platinum ring, estimated at $40,000-$60,000

WINDSOR, Conn. – Nadeau’s Auction Gallery will conduct its annual New Year’s Day sale on Sunday, January 1, starting at 10 am Eastern time. This event features premier estates from the New England and the mid-Atlantic regions, including property from a private New York collection that is being sold to benefit charitable foundations. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Heritage to auction commissioned pieces by celebrity jeweler JAR, May 2

18K gold and aluminum geranium ear clips by JAR, est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

 

18K gold and aluminum geranium ear clips by JAR, est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

18K gold and aluminum geranium ear clips by JAR, est. $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – Heritage Auctions‘ May 2 Spring Fine Jewelry event contains a truly spectacular 404-lot lineup that no ardent collector will want to miss. It includes a suite commissioned by Joan Crawford from Raymond Yard as well as the largest private collection of ear clips by the legendary Paris-based American jewelry designer known as JAR. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Rockwell portrait of Coca-Cola exec in spotlight at Ahlers & Ogletree, Feb. 26

Portrait of Robert Woodruff by Norman Rockwell, est. $20,000-$40,000
Portrait of Robert Woodruff by Norman Rockwell, est. $20,000-$40,000

ATLANTA – Items from the estate of Robert W. Woodruff (1889-1985), the American businessman and philanthropist who served as president of the Coca-Cola Company from 1923 to 1955, will be offered on Saturday, February 26 by Ahlers & Ogletree, starting at 10 am Eastern time. Items from Woodruff’s wife Nell, who was a Red Cross nurse, will also be sold. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Michaan’s Dec. 17 selection ranges from baubles to Banksy

Art Deco Tiffany & Co. emerald, diamond and platinum ring, est. $4,000-$6,000
Art Deco Tiffany & Co. emerald, diamond and platinum ring, est. $4,000-$6,000
Art Deco Tiffany & Co. emerald, diamond and platinum ring, est. $4,000-$6,000

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Michaan’s will offer Banksy’s Girl with Balloon in its winter auction slated for Friday, December 17. The final month of 2021 will actually bring two exciting auction events to Michaan’s, with the bonus of their monthly Gallery Auction taking place on December 18. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available for both events through LiveAuctioneers.

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