Entries in estate rings (25)
New stash alert!
Wanted to let you know--if you haven't already seen the newest additions to the @shopGEMGOSSIP page, here they all are! So many gorgeous rings--some fun opals, lots of sparkly diamonds, even a yummy green chyrsoprase. A few have already been sold and are sitting pretty in their new homes.
I do offer layaway--if you see something you might want, but don't currently have the money you can put it on layaway. You can pay 1/3 every thirty days for 3 months--no fees! All purchases this month receive a quartz geode and a Gem Gossip pen. If you follow on Instagram @shopGEMGOSSIP I've also posted videos of all these rings as well--you just need to have the latest version of Instagram to view the sliding image function.
I accept PayPal, money order, checks, Venmo and credit cards. Email email@example.com for all inquiries!
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I've been saving and sorting, hunting and hoarding to bring you an amazing selection of items in time for the holidays! This time of year has some pressure involved with finding the "perfect gift" so I wanted to alleviate that by offering A LOT of antique and vintage jewelry (over 70 items), for great prices (no crazy mark ups like you see elsewhere), and a unique selection (lots of stackers and bold pieces as well). I've been saving many of these pieces all year long and I also went through my personal collection again (after many times, with each inspection learning to let go of more and more). Today is the day the items will start going live over on @shopGEMGOSSIP
At first, many of you voted a few weeks ago, wanting me to release everything at once on the same day. I began to like this idea too, until I realized I had over 70 pieces--so could you imagine someone you're following on Instagram posting 70 photos in one day?! That would be SO annoying, so I've decided to list 10 items each day, which will allow everything to be listed before November 1st, plenty of time before the holidays kick in. Hope everyone likes my selection this year and I'm excited for new customers and happy returning customers.
Just some notes:
- Yes, I do offer layaway! It is for three months and you pay 1/3 each month--no fees!
- PayPal is the main form of payment I accept, however I also accept checks and money orders. Also now accepting Venmo.
- International Shipping--I've been using UPS global shipping which is trackable and fully insured. The delivery time is usually 4-8 days depending on foreign clearance. Pricing is $50-100; it varies country by country.
All pieces shown above are available--if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire!
If you follow me over on Instagram, you know I've been rampantly purging rings from my personal collection. Not sure why really. Spring cleaning? Too many to account for? Change? I think a lot has to do with working from home. I used to have to get ready for work everyday--choosing clothes, doing my hair, and picking out a different jewelry look. Now that I work from home, a lot has changed. My tastes have evolved as well, so I also think that is a factor. But I hate to see rings not being worn. And just like clothing--if you can go through your wardrobe and haven't worn a certain piece in years, it might be time to part with it! Finding new homes for my rings definitely feels good! Hope one of these finds its way to you!
To find out which of the above rings featured are still available, check out the full inventory over at @shopGEMGOSSIP
And yes, the scarab has sold--may have been the hardest to part with and definitely the quickest to sell.
Although I haven't officially announced this over on here, I'd like to take the time to do just that! The Instagram account @shopGEMGOSSIP launched just before the holidays and became a quick and easy way to list items both from my inventory and personal collection that I have for sale. I get so many questions on my original Instagram (@GemGossip) of prices on items that are a part of my personal collection and not for sale, so I decided to make a whole new page. This new page is intended to be a running inventory of items I have for sale, with full descriptions and prices listed--so no time wasted emailing to learn a ring size or price, it is all right there! I love shopping on Instagram as well, but saw how difficult it was on some pages to get information or pricing, as well as not knowing if items were for sale or already sold. I am making sure @shopGEMGOSSIP is up-to-date and clearly labeled SOLD the moment something sells!
Hope you all enjoy! Check out the page ---> @shopGEMGOSSIP
Are you a ring junkie like myself?! Well look no further for your holiday wish list because the upcoming Important Jewelry sale at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has some of the prettiest pieces I've seen, ever! The Chicago-based auction house has been gearing up for this two-day sale that includes over 1,000 lots of jewelry and gemstones. The sale begins at noon on Sunday, December 6th and continues the following day for the second half, beginning at 10am CST. As most conoisseurs are eyeing up the three main themed arenas that have sprung up while putting this auction together (colored stones, signed jewelry and rare diamonds), I've put my own spin on the sale, because what else would I look for other than rings?! Bold Art Deco diamond stunners, flashy opal decadance, and a Georgian enamel and garnet ring fit for a queen. Take a look at my favorites!
First half: Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Lot 19: Pristine condition and gorgeous enamel/gemstone combination, this Georgian ring may date back to the 1800s, but its wear and tear is minimal. In the center is an octagonal cabochon garnet and dispersed rose cut diamonds. The ring is a size 7 1/2, with white, blue and gold enameling throughout. Estimate: $800-1,2000
Lot 33: This black opal ring caught my attention right away--the vibrant play-of-color is undeniable, practically every color of the rainbow is shown. It is no wonder the high quality of this piece because it is signed Tiffany & Co. It also features six Old European cut diamonds and is a size 6. Property of a private collector. Estimate: $5,000-7,000
Lot 60: Eye-popping platinum, diamond and sapphire ring with a geometric style featuring calibre cut gemstones. The different tones of sapphire are played up here to their advantage, using the lighter and darker to create a pattern. The center diamond is approximately 1.25 carats, set in a milgrain bezel mounting. Such a gorgeous ring! Estimate: $6,000-8,000
Lot 71: Such a fine and fun example of the power enamel can have on a piece of jewelry--white enamel accents the design work on this particular ring, a color not often used solely alone, often being paired with other colors or used sparingly as an accent. The central cabochon cut sapphire is glowing amongst the concentric circles of rose cut diamonds and white enamel. What a striking piece! Estimate: $3,000-5,000
Lot 82: Another Art Deco geometric stunner--this one features calibre cut emeralds and onyx, along with an insane old cushion cut diamond in the center that is approximately 2.37 carats! I love the black and green combination, along with the design--this is such a special ring. Estimate: $10,000-15,000
Lot 121: This elongated Art Deco ring is set with one central Old European cut diamond, flanked North-South by square step cut sapphires, all surrounded by a rectangle of smaller Old European cut diamonds. My favorite part is the open metal-work on the shoulders of the piece--very simple lines, very 1920s. Love it. Estimate: $800-1,200
The second half: Monday, December 7th, 2015
Lot 633: Maybe because this ring reminds me of my "something blue" that I wore on my wedding day, I love this one just as much! Set with a heart-shaped aquamarine in the center surrounded by white and colored diamonds (most likely irradiated to enhance their color), the ring is done in platinum and 18k gold. Let's embrace hearts! Estimate: $1,000-2,000
Lot 763: A cute serpent ring done in 14k yellow gold with lime green and black enameling. The snake's eyes are rubies and an opal is set in its head. Such an electric piece! Estimate: $150-250
Lot 859: A tablet of onyx never looked so sharp! A halo of diamonds surrounds the black onyx and set on a really unique shank. Done in yellow gold and ready to wear! Estimate: $200-300
Lot 908: Amethyst--a stone that I need more of in my personal collection, this just may be it! The oval cut amethyst is surrounded by two rows of diamonds in a two-tone setting with a large cocktail feel. Estimate: $400-600
Lot 951: Another vintage ring, this time an all-diamond look! The shape of this ring is so sweet, featuring a central Old European cut diamond that measures approximately 0.81 carats surrounded by various sized round brilliant and single cut diamonds. Would love to see this paired with other antique and vintage rings, or even stacked! Estimate: $800-1,200
Lot 999: A beautiful oval of diamonds and sapphires creates this Art Deco ring done in platinum. I could see this being someone's "something blue" on their wedding day. Dainty yet bold at the same time, this will truly be one of those rings you treasure forever. Estimate: $300-500
This post was brought to you in collaboration with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers.