My auction browsing and bidding is at an all-time high and I have the privilege of introducing you all to an auction house I have never featured before on Gem Gossip, but I have most definitely heard of their positive reputation. They are Brunk Auctions, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina–one of my favorite towns to visit and if you have never been, you must take a trip! They also have an office here in Nashville, which I will have to take advantage of the next time they plan something.
Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales for over 30 years, with a large 26k foot facility where people come to bid on unique items like fine jewelry and watches, furniture, artwork, silver hollowware, antique decorative objects, and much more! Their Premier Catalog Auction is coming up on March 23rd & 24th, 2018 (a two-day event) and consists of 841 items, with a large portion being fine jewelry.
I’ve picked some favorites from this auction, detailed below–one of them being this exquisite Art Deco sapphire, ruby and diamond necklace that comes from a private collection out of Atlanta. Every detail of this necklace, starting at the clasp and ending at the very last dangle in the center, is refined and simply beautiful. The estimate on that piece is $12k-18k and that is lot #78.
Check out my other picks below:
Lot 68: Talk about stopping you in your tracks! These rare diamond dangle earrings date back to the Georgian Era and total over 21 carats! Of course, being from the 1800s, these earrings convert from day-to-night as they so craftily did back then. I don’t think you can get any more unique, rare and stunning with these earrings! Estimate: $50k-70k
Lot 99: The subtle purple-blue hue of this sapphire caught my attention, as well as the size of it–almost 8 carats! The ring is done in platinum and also set with cushion cut sapphires and diamonds surrounding the center stone. It is stamped BIRKS and comes with an appraisal. Estimate: $6k-8k
Lot 63: Playing off that color of the center stone in the last lot, here is a similar hue but with a different gemstone–Tanzanite! A modern piece, flanked with diamonds on each side, and brilliant as ever. The Tanzanite is approximately 7.18 carats and the diamonds total 1.60 carats. Estimate: $2,500-3,500
Lot 61: This ring made it to my top picks because I thought it was so different–the black onyx details, the cabochon cut amethyst, and then the center diamond set amongst the cabochon–so good! This piece is done in 14k yellow gold and from the side profile is a dome. I like looking for unique pieces when searching through auctions and this ring is quite special. Estimate: $300-500
Lot 49: A pendant necklace dating back to the 1800s, this diamond piece is set with lots of old mine cut diamonds and some rose cut diamonds, all which total about 4.75 carats! It is set in gold with a silver-top which is typical of that time period. The chain is 10k gold and measures 18 inches in length. Estimate: $2k-4k
Lot 80: Shield motifs are one of my favorites in antique jewelry, so this brooch/pendant combo had to be highlighted! The shield itself is made of onyx and set with pretty old mine cut diamonds…and hangs from an extremely unique chain. You must check out the extra photos of this piece on the Brunk website! Estimate: $1k-2k
Lot 107: A jaw-dropping necklace from every angle–this Ceylon sapphire piece is one-of-a-kind through and through. Set in platinum with a platinum chain, you can see the Edwardian Era come to life with each intricacy. The diamonds total approximately 2.85 carats and the center sapphire comes with an AGL certificate. Estimate: $15k-20k
Lot 94: Funky old cut stones get me every time and this particular ring is full of them! I also love the black enamel detailing around the center stone. You can easily imagine this worn on a finger and sparkling like crazy! Estimate: $200-400
Lot 60: Elongated styles are my favorite ring silhouettes and this ring is totally pretty! It is set in 14k yellow gold with five round brilliant cut diamonds going North-South, totaling 0.65 carats. Although it may look antique, this piece is in an “antique style.” Estimate: $400-600
Lot 95: One of my personal favorites that I may just have to bid on myself, this turn-of-the-century emerald and diamond ring! Done in platinum-topped yellow gold and set with the most gorgeous diamonds and an emerald cut emerald. Can’t you see it fitting in perfectly with the rest of my personal collection?! Estimate: $2k-4k
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