I knew if I were going to spend five days in Texas, where they say everything is bigger and better, I had to go big or go home! My jewel-filled trip involved visiting 14 different stores in Dallas and Houston. I knew my 15th had to be something different and special, so I changed things up by visiting Heritage Auctions, where their headquarters are located in Dallas right in the heart of Uptown. I was in for a real treat! Yes, an auction house is quite different from a jewelry store--people are bringing things in to be evaluated, catalogs are being put together, and auctions are held live, with paddles and a loud auctioneer matched with a big crowd! This place was exciting even on a quiet day. Recently, the jewelry specialists are busy putting together their Spring Sale, with May coming up quick and lots of jewelry to be photographed, cataloged, and listed online where anyone can enjoy the full list of lots being auctioned off. These pieces also get to be showcased in several auction previews, where the public can view and try-on some of the pieces within the upcoming auction. I got to try on a pair of amazing Marina B Jewelry diamond and South Sea Pearl clip earrings in 18k yellow gold, as well as some Chanel Fine Jewelry. Two brooches that will be in the upcoming Signature Sale are a yellow gold ruby and diamond bee/fly and this gold horse and carriage, which were so neat to get to see.
Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world! Established in 1976, Heritage not only features jewelry and timepieces, but things like coins/currency, fine and decorative art, comic books, stamps, historical and political memorabilia, fine and rare wine...even URL domain names, and much more! Heritage's jewelry department has three Signature Auctions per year with higher value items (held in Dallas, Beverly Hills and NYC), and weekly internet auctions (which begin and end on Tuesdays) for lower value items. May 4th is their next Signature Auction, which will take place in NYC. For every sale, Heritage holds a preview of the jewelry in all three cities as well!
Their Tuesday auctions are fun to keep up with each week--make sure to sign up to get their weekly emails! I get these in my inbox and make sure to check out the listings. I've seen some great scores throughout the years...and if you are looking for a particular watch, you're sure to come across it in one of their Tuesday sales...and you'll get a great deal!
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