Endless talk of all things sparkly.


Christie’s Jewels The New York Sale, Results

The New York Sale at Christie’s Auction House was this past Thursday, April 22, 2010.  The sale featured some amazing, once-in-a-lifetime jewelry, like the above Emerald Brooch once belonging to Catherine the Great as well as a large 39.55 carat cushion cut diamond ring once owned by Emperor Maximilian. Read More


eBay Sadness and Goodness

eBay seller: gemsymons eBay is an exciting place–the search is riveting, the bidding is intense, and the win in triumphant. But what about the bidding losers? Or the amazing finds that you miss out on? It is sad when you find a piece of jewelry… Read More


Buy a Piece from my Personal Collection

Just listed a vintage pendant from the 1980s on eBay.  Check it out and bid if you love it! It was hard to let it go, but it is that time of year!  Hopefully it brings someone else a smile to their face and passed down through future generations. Read More

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Rago Arts Estate Jewelry Auction Closed Yesterday

Well the auction hammers have been heard, and the estate jewelry auction has come to a close yesterday. Looks like the economy has affected this jewelry auction as well, since many lots sold for half of its expected price. The lots that I featured on my blog, however, went for more than expected. Whoever was the highest bidder for any of the auction lots is lucky to get such high quality estate jewelry. Did any of my readers bid? Win?? This edwardian ribbon necklace, featuring diamonds, jade and pearls, auctioned off for $3500 yesterday. That was $1000 less than expected end price. Read More


Rago Arts Estate Jewelry Online Auction: set for December 7, 2008

The Rago Arts auction house has another Estate Jewelry auction scheduled for December 7th.  The company has many years of experience dealing with antiques, decorative arts and furnishings.  Something fun and exciting to do is browse the archives.  They have a complete catalogue of past auctions, including what the predicted estimate was for each item, and what the final bid price ended up as.  These results give you a good generalization of how to price estate jewelry, and are great "study guides" if you are interested in bidding in the future.  The next estate jewelry auction at Rago is set for December 7, 2008.  The items are currently up to browse...and there are some amazing estate pieces!  Below are a few lots of auction items that are my favorites!  These are sure to get high bids. Read More


eBay Steals & Deals of the Week!

Wow has eBay really impressed me with their selection of vintage jewelry this week.  Finally!  I feel like there was not much being offered these past few weeks.  I've put these items on my radar and may even bid myself.  I will add the seller names below the photos.  Try your hand at "treasure hunting" on eBay, and post your finds in the comments section. Art Deco Brooch, seller: lonestarestates 1940s diamond ring, seller: alexanderauctions Art Deco Sapphire & Diamond Ring, seller: jewelryagain Read More