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Dupuis Fine Jewelry Auction set for November 23rd, 2014

20 55 113 198 223 267 270 282 324 330 331 546

If you need another invitation from someone other than myself, Dupuis Auctions invites you to the exciting world of bidding at auction!  I’ve raved about bidding/winning/losing at auction numerous times.  The excitement, the thrill, the defeat–all are such a fun rush of emotions and makes for a whole new aspect of buying a piece of jewelry.  I’m excited to share a new discovery with everyone, an auction house located in Canada, with amazing pieces of jewelry ranging from contemporary, signed pieces to antique treasures which date back to the 1800s.  Dupuis is located in Toronto and has been organizing successful auctions for over 25 years now.  A record boasting total sales of over $50,000,000 to date and a passion to continue to achieve are what makes Dupuis a notable auction house!  

I’ve been ogling over their color catalog for the past few nights, as it sits on my night stand and makes for some good nighttime reading. I chose some favorite above and made sure I signed up to bid!  The sale begins on November 23rd and has both a morning and afternoon session, breaking up the first 411 lots in the early session and continuing on the rest through 754 in the afternoon!  That’s A LOT of jewelry!  I’ll be “there” online! 😉

Lot 20: This incredible, one-of-a-kind Tiffany & Co. necklace circa 1900s is set with opals and diamonds in platinum-topped gold. I love the elongated opal set East-West, with the “negligee” style drops.  Such an amazing piece of jewelry!

Lot 55: The bypass style of this poppy with blossom and bud set is what draws me to this retro ring.  The bold red color of the synthetic ruby and the juxtaposition of the platinum and gold really show its high craftsmanship and design.

Lot 113: Nothing like a bold sapphire and diamond navette ring!  This one features approximately 2.35 carats total of Old European cut diamonds and a large central sapphire measuring 1.50 carats.  All set in yellow gold!

Lot 198: These fun earrings are quite rare!  Circa 1870, set with lava cameos each depicting traditional theatrical masks representing Comedy and Tragedy.  I love the style of the tassel-like chains, such a unique pair of earrings.

Lot 223: Pink diamonds surround this large 4.02 carat radiant cut diamond and makes for a show-stopping ring.  The ring is signed Chatila, a Switzerland-based company of over 150 years.

Lot 267: This textured 15k yellow gold snake bangle is so cool!  The diamond eyes and hissing tongue make it complete, and would look amazing on any wrist.

Lot 270: Talk about a statement necklace!  This 18k yellow gold piece is set with rectangular cut topaz, which graduate in color–from a light brown to a darker tone.  At the center reigns a large decagon shaped topaz, so superb!

Lot 282: A necklace and bracelet set made up of 18k yellow gold and gorgeous blue lapis gemstones. These pieces are very Greek-inspired and have scrollwork throughout.  One of my favorites!

Lot 324: Another negligee style necklace, this time all diamonds!  The diamonds total 1.10 carats with the piece dating to around 1895, with the chain most likely being added later and is more modern.

Lot 330: An antique platinum and diamond dinner ring, circa 1920s.  For a bold statement, this ring is for you! The center diamond is approximately 1.50 carats and are all Old European cuts.  Divine!

Lot 331: Such a gorgeous example of a turn-of-the-century diamond wreath-style necklace.  All set with beautiful diamonds–Old European cuts, one briolette, and one trillion.  Lots going on here, and so pretty!

Lot 546: This striking ring is very interesting–set with a high relief cameo of amethyst.  I love the blue enamel accent, all in yellow gold.  A truly remarkable piece!


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