It’s a new year and the auction world is gearing up for some great auctions packed with fine jewelry headed your way. First up is one of my favorite auction houses, Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals, with a two-day spectacular event you don’t want to miss! The sale is set for January 25th & 26th, 2020 so it falls on a Saturday and Sunday. This time around they have over 1000+ lots of antiques which includes fine jewelry, as well as art, decorative antiques, flatware, pottery and furniture. I am already set and registered to bid over on LiveAuctioneers, which you can do…or Invaluable if you prefer. If you are in the Knoxville area, preview day is January 24th from 10am until 6pm, or by appointment.
Here is a link to their catalog, as well as the catalog on LiveAuctioneers. It’s important to note that bidding starts at half of the low estimates on all pieces, which is amazing.
Now let’s get into my favorites from this sale:
Lot 30: I chose this lot for the sheer size of the diamond featured in this classic pendant — 4.18 carats! This makes a great auction item because whoever ends up being high bidder has so many options with what to do with this diamond. They can obviously keep it as is, or have it set into a gorgeous ring, or maybe even design something entirely different. This diamond is exceptional because it is a GIA graded VVS-2 clarity and E color. The possibilities are endless for this beauty. What would you do with it? Estimate: $42k-48k
Lot 31: Next up is a gorgeous line bracelet, something that will always remain a staple for any jewelry wardrobe. I love this one because it is platinum and signed Bailey, Banks & Biddle. The diamonds total approximately 8 carats and the emeralds total approximately 7 carats. If you do see a well-dressed wrist it will almost always have a tennis bracelet, so I suggest one that’s a little more unique than an all-diamond one. This example is just what I’m imagining. Estimate: $16k-19k
Lot 33: Who needs a wedding ring upgrade? I’ve got the perfect ring for you–this stunning 4.85 carat round with two long icy baguette diamonds on each side. The center diamond grades as a GIA SI-1 clarity and F color, so it is pretty high up on the color scale. This piece is done in platinum and ready for its forever finger. I can see it paired with some gorgeous wedding bands! Estimate: $26k-30k
Lot 37: Are you all about carat size? Then this mega 5.70 carat diamond ring is calling your name. Feel what it’s like to wear a nearly 6 carat stone on your hand everyday with this ring, which grades as a VS-1 clarity, QR color. I would personally reset this in a yellow gold mounting, but it is very classic and traditional as is. The diamond is GIA certified and comes from a Knoxville estate. Estimate: $16k-18k
Lot 38: I’ll never forget the diamond tennis bracelet I encountered at my first preview last year from Case Antiques Auction. I still regret not bidding, so I won’t let it happen again! I have my eye on this diamond tennis bracelet set in platinum. The carat total weight of the diamonds is approximately 13, so that makes each diamond about 0.45 carats each. What I like about this particular bracelet is the average clarity on the stones — VS-2. Most diamond bracelets have a low clarity grade which makes this one even more special. The length on it is 6 1/2″ which makes it a perfect fit. Estimate: $12k-14k
Lot 42: Full charm bracelets are one of my most favorite things to find at auction. Each bracelet tells a story of the last owner’s life through charms and there’s something extremely poignant yet beautiful about that! This particular charm bracelet features 30 charms, ranging from sweet sixteen medallion to a cruise ship, a class ring to a graduation diploma, and lots in between. I like how Case makes sure each charm is accounted for by having the tally in the description, in this case 3 charms that are gold filled, 1 that is 9K, 6 that are 10K, 19 that are 14K, and 1 that is 18K. That is extremely helpful and most auctions don’t provide that info! Estimate: $2400-2800
Lot 43: If you’re wanting a large diamond but opting for antique, this bold Old European cut solitaire diamond ring is one for the books! The mounting is a no frills 14k white gold filigree setting. This design is really popular for anyone who wants a classic antique and will continue to never go out of style! It comes with a GIA certificate and is currently a size 7 3/4. Estimate: $16k-18k
Lot 214: I had to include a diamond bypass ring because it is my favorite style (I’m biased because that’s my engagement ring style) and Case is offering this beauty in their sale. This one is 14k white gold and features two diamonds that are approximately 1.23 & 1.27 carats, with a clarity of I-1 and J color. I like the diamond accents and think this would make a beautiful engagement ring. It is currently a size 8 3/4. Estimate: $3200-3600
Lot 408: I’ve been on the hunt for a large emerald ring for a client of mine and this one stopped me in my tracks! I will definitely be bidding on this for her and hope to win it. The center emerald is approximately 5.40 carats which is the ideal size for her — the side diamonds are an added bonus, with each being about 0.77 carats each. I’ve seen the popularity of emeralds rise dramatically in the past few years, so expect this item to be a hot one! Estimate: $2000-2500
Lot 719: This pendant/brooch jumped out at me because I love jewelry that depicts a visage. If you look closer, you’ll notice it is not just a face but also a peacock which makes it even more cool. It is 14k yellow gold and has markings that indicate that it is French. Such a special piece! Estimate: $900-1000
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