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Shop All Your Favorite Jewelry Categories at Fellows Auctions

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I haven't written about a Fellows Auction in quite some time, but that doesn't mean I never stopped checking out their incredible jewels that would stir up bidding wars month after month. I've always been a huge fan of their Antique & Modern Sales and Fellows' has an upcoming sale in February that can't be missed. The sale is set for February 9th, 2017 and it comes just in time for Valentine's Day. I suggest grabbing your honey and sitting down to look over the jewelry catalog together. Pick out your favorites and potential Valentine's gifts, then pull up a chair and get down to bidding on February 9th! I've done some of the leg work for you, choosing my favorites in every jewelry category: necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets! 

Let's dive into the details below:


Lot 123: This exquisite necklace grabbed my attention right away!  It looks like something regal and very important. Set with old cut diamonds and lapis, all in platinum!  It is an early 20th century piece that every collector needs. The diamonds total 1.20 carats.

Lot 168: Delicate yet striking in every way, this necklace would make the most precious Valentine's gift. A beautiful openwork design, set with feminine seed pearls. I love how they trickle down from the bail and the sapphire is just the perfect gemstone for this piece; all set in platinum, original early 20th century piece.

Lot 268: A late Victorian peridot necklace with stunning diamond wreath detail. This necklace may be over 100 years old, but it still is beautiful as ever! I know so many August babies have trouble finding peridot pieces of jewelry, so this is a great option for those August-born ladies. Plus, greenery is the Pantone color of the year!


Lot 306: Elongated and bold, sapphires and diamonds...yes, you are seeing why I love this ring so much! I also appreciate the mixture of metals in this one piece--with the yellow gold bezels for the oval sapphires and the shank, and mixed with a platinum top. I would love to see this ring on a finger--I bet it looks gorgeous! 

Lot 406: One hundred lots from my first ring pick is this sweet turquoise and diamond ring. I love the unique style of it, although a cluster ring isn't groundbreaking, it becomes different since it also has side diamonds in a bypass style. All the diamonds are old European cuts and look original to the piece. If you love turquoise, you should totally bid on this piece!

Lot 421: Navette rings are a style I can't get enough of and there's something special about this particular one. All of those old diamond cuts clustered together, surrounding the single round emerald in the center. I love the stylized shoulders of the the shank on this late Victorian ring. Someone needs to make this a part of their collection!


Lot 285: These earrings immediately were a favorite for this category for a few reasons--one being their all-diamond design. Something about diamonds set in white gold has such a classic look. Plus, I love the round cuts mixed with the baguettes and squares. Geometry at its finest! Total diamond weight on these is 1.20 carats.

Lot 438: I chose these earrings because I love the multi-colored sapphires used as well as the unique design of these hoops. These 18k yellow gold earrings would look great dressed up or down, giving any outfit some color. Brighten up your day, a boring outfit or your winter blues with these babies!

Lot 500: Something about these funky dangles puts a smile on my face. Done in yellow gold and set with emeralds and diamonds, I just love the V-shaped design. It is both chic and futuristic at the same time. I also love the size of these earrings--I think they are an ideal size, right in between dainty and bold, or what I like to call "just right."


Lot 152: This late 19th century hinged bracelet features a Victorian motif that I just can't get enough of--a dome of light blue enamel. To top it off, the diamond star pattern is another favorite motif, so this bracelet is just glorius to me. The detail work is beautiful and in amazing condition. Best part? It's French!

Lot 286: It was the bold blues of the sapphires and the intricate engraving details that made me look twice at this hinged bracelet. Upon further inspection, the sapphires graduate in size, starting with the biggest in the center. Rose cut diamonds highlight and accent, giving this piece five stars from me! Safety chain included.

Lot 466: One snake bracelet to rule them all--a mid-Victorian articulated snake bracelet set with turquoise and red gem eyes most definitely made my top picks for bracelets. The bracelet measures just over 6 1/2 inches and I can picture it stacked wonderfully with some other Victorian bangles of the same era.  

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The Jewelry That Will Have You in a Bidding War at Fellows Auction!

Lot 9 Lot 18 Lot 91 Lot 195 Lot 203 Lot 225 Lot 251 Lot 484 Lot 488 Lot 514 Lot 517 Lot 584

Ever been involved in a bidding war?!  If you're an antique jewelry collector you've been in AT LEAST one and know exactly what the item was and how you felt in that moment!  Most introverts become heart-thumping, rash decision-makers and most shy, timid people become voracious, crazy bidders during a high stakes auction, when favorite pieces are up on the block.  I, myself, have been guilty of this--no matter how much you plan ahead and write down your absolute highest offer and promise yourself not to go over it, all that means nothing when it is "crunch time."  Last week, for example, I lost out on a ring by $25 just because I tried to be good and not exceed my maximum limit I set for that particular item.  Now, when I think back, would I have gladly paid an extra $25 to own that ring?! YES!  So there is always a good vs. evil concept going on with bidding and sometimes you are your own worst enemy.  Some of my favorite auction wins involved a stroke of good luck, so that plays into it as well!  

It's not even September yet and I already had to peek at Fellows' Antique & Modern Sale as soon as they posted their catalog online.  Their September sale is going to be a good one, with numerous items that are incredibly desirable!  I've got my list going, now it is your turn to pick out your favorite items you will be bidding on when auction day comes--September 17th, 2015.  My prediction?  These 12 items will be causing some bidding battles and leaving some people heart-broken and the winners feeling amazing!  Let's take a closer look at these pieces:

Lot 9: This late 19th century Emerald bangle bracelet has exquisite gems that are such a deep forest-green color, which will attract buyers and collectors from all over!  The engraving throughout the bangle is a nice touch and if you pay attention, you will find the matching earrings and necklace that go along with this bracelet!  How great would it be to acquire the whole set?!

Lot 18: A fun and playful station necklace, this vintage piece is done in 9k gold with beads of malachite, a very trendy gemstone in today's fashion world.  This necklace is hip and could make any outfit better!  A fine piece of jewelry that isn't going to break the bank, yet continue to hold its value.

Lot 91: An incredible Art Nouveau diamond and sapphire dress clip turned necklace! The style of this piece is quite unique, I've never seen anything like it.  Talk about a stunning piece of history, one that will stand out in someone's collection.

Lot 195: Ughh, this ring brings me to tears when I look at it!!  If you want to focus on creating the most insane navette ring collection, just watch what comes up to auction from Fellows--I swear they have the best navettes ever! This one is seriously the best I've ever seen...but I may be retracting that statement next month when seeing their next batch of jewels... 

Lot 203: I've seen some amazing rings be made out of arrow jabot pins and this one would be a great one to use--set with diamonds and onyx.  I've also seen lots of these popping up everywhere as earrings, with the arrow seemingly poking through one's ear.  Lots of possibilities with this one!

Lot 225: These diamond "webbing" motif rings are my weakness and this particular ring is a fine example. Typical of the Edwardian time period, this ring is set with an oval sapphire in the center and diamonds all around. Who will win this beauty?!

Lot 251: A very geometric bangle bracelet which is vintage and set with the coolest, boldest hexagon amethysts. If you're looking for a unique piece with a big splash of color, this is it!  I think this might be small enough to fit me?!  I might be bidding...

Lot 484: A precious pair of coral drop earrings with a dainty diamond clover detail up top.  These earrings are antique with rose cut diamonds and are something that can be worn daily.

Lot 488: Another cute pair of earrings, these are diamond bird stud earrings with dangling diamonds in each of their beaks.  How adorable?!  Perfect for any animal or bird lover, or even a nature lover.

Lot 514: A rare early 20th century black ribbon choker necklace, featuring a plaque of diamonds and pearls in a bow motif.  Funny to see something like this which was very popular then and have it slowly becoming popular again today!  This would be right on trend now.

Lot 517: A glorious pair of rose cut diamond dangle earrings circa late 1800s with black enamel detail. What makes these special besides all the original rose cuts is how the backs had brooch fittings added at a later date so they can be worn as earrings or brooches.  So neat!

Lot 584: Can you tell I'm infatuated with the clover trefoil motif?!  I love how this ring features slightly different pearl overtones--one white, one more peach, one more purple/pink.  Definitely a special ring that will cause some high bidding come auction day!


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