Bid Smart: Sports-themed jewelry has won a growing legion of fans

This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.
This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.
This football pendant in 10K gold with 1.29 carats of diamonds sold for $970 plus the buyer’s premium in October 2019. Image courtesy of Fine Jewelry and Coin Liquidator and LiveAuctioneers.

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.

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Hermann Historica opens wide its cabinet of wonders, Jan. 30-Feb. 3

Pikesman’s suit of armor dating to the 16th or 17th century, estimated at €2,500-€5,000
Pikesman’s suit of armor dating to the 16th or 17th century, estimated at €2,500-€5,000
Pikesman’s suit of armor dating to the 16th or 17th century, estimated at €2,500-€5,000

MUNICH, Germany – From January 30 to February 3, Hermann Historica will lure bidders to their screens with almost 3,500 spectacular and delightful objects. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Summer Jewels make you feel fine at Rago, June 29

Almond flower earrings by JAR, est. $4,500-$6,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright/LAMA
Almond flower earrings by JAR, est. $4,500-$6,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright/LAMA
Almond flower earrings by JAR, est. $4,500-$6,000. Image courtesy of Rago/Wright/LAMA

LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. – Rago/Wright will present Summer Jewels, a seasonally curated auction of luxury jewelry, on Wednesday, June 29 at Rago. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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June 23 offering of African tribal art sparks wonder and joy

Undated Dan tribal mask, estimated at $2,500-$3,000
Undated Dan tribal mask, estimated at $2,500-$3,000
Undated Dan tribal mask, estimated at $2,500-$3,000

NEW YORK – Humans make art, and making art makes us human. Nothing brings this fact into sharp relief quite like looking at tribal art and artifacts. Hundreds of groups, communities, and bands of people–some still with us, some long vanished–used, and continue to use, whatever materials are available to them to express themselves, tell their stories, and nourish their souls. You don’t need to be a member of the tribe to appreciate the creativity and the beauty of these pieces.

On June 23, starting at noon Eastern time, Jasper52 will open its Unique Tribal Art auction, featuing 150 lots of intriguing and moving works. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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