Here at Gem Gossip, we love our auction posts! My readers do too which is why I am excited about posting about them when I get the opportunity. I have some exciting auction news coming up that I would love to have you put on your radar. It is an auction from Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals, which I’ve never written about before so I’m eager to introduce you all to. They are a company based out of Knoxville, TN and they have a satellite office in Nashville, which is where I was able to visit them for their upcoming auction preview.
Case Antiques Auctions & Appraisals has been in business since 2006 and offers a wide variety of items at auction besides jewelry, including Civil War memorabilia, historic weapons, paintings, decorative arts, silver, pottery, fine porcelain, and much more. This particular sale has many noteworthy pieces of jewelry and such a wonderful assortment from different items which range in time period.
The sale is slated for January 26th, 2019 and starts at 9am EST. The preview held in Nashville already happened earlier this month, but there is another upcoming preview in Knoxville, TN (their headquarters) which will be on January 25th from noon until 6pm. I had such a fantastic time trying on and experiencing just some of their jewelry items — I fell in love with too many things to be honest. The trio of bracelets that I tried on was perfection…I have been talking about the 27 carat diamond tennis bracelet since the preview, and my husband is not taking the hint.
Here are my TOP TEN picks from this sale (obviously leaving out the 27 carat diamond bracelet because I want it):
Lot 33: One thing I love about auctions is that you never know what will surface and be available to bid on. This brooch/pendant definitely falls into the category of “unique” which is what I always like to look out for. It is circa 1960, 18k yellow gold and designed/stamped by Nardi, an Italian design house out of Venice, Italy. The big green stone is actually a cabochon emerald and it is accented with diamond details. I saw this piece in person at the preview and I loved its playfulness! Estimate: $4000-5000
Lot 34: This was one of the bracelets I fell for at the preview — the bold design, the comfort of the fit, and the classic/timeless feel made me want to bid on this particular piece. Everyone needs their own signature bracelet stack, and this could be a part of yours! It is 18k yellow gold with sapphires and diamonds (4 1/2 carats to be exact). Estimate: $3500-4500
Lot 39: Here’s the other bracelet I fell for — it is an 18k Signoretti bracelet with sapphires. It matches so well with the previous bracelet, although I don’t think they are related in any way. This piece is edgy and I love the heft of the thick gold braid. The sapphire accents are a perfect detail. Estimate: $2000-2200
Lot 40: Many of my friends are embarking on important wedding anniversaries where they are wanting a larger center diamond as their engagement ring. It is never too late to upgrade and it seems like the 2 carat range has been what everyone is wanting lately. What better way to get the size you want without paying retail than buying at auction! This is a great buy, with the center stone measuring at 2.09 carats, with a clarity of SI-1/2 and color of JK. A classic solitaire never goes out of style. And you can add the jacket for special occasions or just to change up the look! Estimate: $5000-5500
Lot 41: This piece took my breath away in more ways than one! Let’s start with the color of this aquamarine–it glows! Such a rich pastel blue and it comes with a GIA certification. The aquamarine weighs 29.33 carats and the setting is even more spectacular…it is both delicate yet bold, resting on an 18k white gold chain. Estimate: $10,000-12,000
Lot 43: Sticking with the aquamarine theme, this ring is one of my top picks! The aquamarine is Brazilian and from H.Stern and features a rectangular step cut aqua that is approximately 44.14 carats! Loved reading about its provenance, so head over to the link and make sure you read that (linked on the lot #) Estimate: $3800-4400
Lot 431: So many women dream of a vintage platinum diamond ring as their engagement ring but automatically think it will be unattainable due to price. Here is a unique example of a platinum diamond ring that is vintage, with a center stone that weighs approximately one carat, and extremely budget-friendly! Don’t be afraid to bid online for your future engagement ring! Estimate: $1200-1400
Lot 439: My top picks usually include lots that have more than one piece in them because they often can be had at a great price and obviously, the more the merrier. This lot is a fine example — with a set of five bangles and one malachite hinge bracelet. All are 14k yellow gold and in great condition. A great way to start your stack! Estimate: $700-900
Lot 677: We all know how much I love scarabs — they’ve been harder and harder to come across lately, however these are totally fun and are definitely one of my top picks. These are a pair of earrings done in 18k gold. Depending on your preference, you can easily have these converted into pendants or even maybe a ring if you don’t like them as earrings. Lots of possibilities! Estimate: $500-600
Lot 826: You might at first think this belongs with the other aquamarine pieces featured from this sale, but it is actually a blue topaz! A bold pedant with an expensive look, but great price tag. The piece is set in 14k yellow gold, with diamonds on the bail. It is an enhancer, so the bail flips open, allowing it to attach to wider necklaces and even pearls. Estimate: $350-450
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