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Hampton Estate Auction Fine Jewelry Sale: July 13, 2015

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One of my favorite auction houses is having a fine jewelry sale on July 13th, 2015 and I am SO excited…usually the summer is a slow time for auctions, so all eyes will be on the bidding floor. I’ve picked up some great finds through Hampton Estate Auction that have become a part of my personal collection, each boasting great prices so I know that this auction will be a good one!  How do you bid?!  It’s easy!  You just register online and come auction day, you can bid live or you can always leave a bid beforehand. Lots of excellent pieces and starting bids are always low, one thing that I love most about Hampton Estate Auction.

Here are my favorite pieces:

Lot 26: Is it just me or are good quality snake rings becoming harder and harder to find?!  This one is even more special because it is a TRIPLE snake, done in 14k rose gold set with diamonds throughout.  It’s a tiny one, coming in at a size 3.  Starting bid: $320

Lot 121: Always a fan of lions especially ones that look like a doorknocker and these are earrings!  Done in 14k yellow gold with emerald eyes and a diamond in its mouth, these are post earrings which I believe would make them very comfortable to wear. Starting bid $480

Lot 221: Anyone who knows me knows I love a good elongated ring.  This one is killer–the amethyst (a stone I feel is totally up-and-coming) and it has almost a granulated look to it, done in 14k gold.  Starting bid $300

Lot 256: Hands.  We can’t get enough of hands in antique jewelry–this one is a hand clutching a gold loop that could potentially hold some sort of charm if you’re creative.  It is coral and is circa 1870…starting bid $360

Lot 286: Modern with an edge–this brooch has such a chic look.  I love the gemstones used–turquoise, coral, onyx and diamonds–a great combination.  Almost has a Southwestern feel.  Set in 18k gold, with a starting bid of $1300

Lot 361: I had to pick another elongated ring–this one is set with a beautiful opal doublet and a few diamonds, again with a “granulated” look.  It is done in 14k gold and is a size 6–starting bid $150

Lot 397: This brooch is amazing–a bird wearing a dangling diamond, how cool is that?!  It is done in 18k gold and Victorian, with a starting bid of $$270

Lot 459: Native American fine jewelry is one of my favorite things–this bracelet is amazing!  Done in 14k gold, this bracelet features opal and sugalite inlay in a bear motif.  Starting bid $450

Lot 511: This antique 15k gold brooch has a neat aspect–the bottom dangle is detachable!  The piece features a navy blue enamel star motif set with pearl–starting bid $700

Lot 517: An exquisite carved agate “plaque” that features a Native American profile with headdress. It is actually a brooch which is 18k gold and the starting bid is $1100

Lot 615: This gorgeous pair of earring are approximately 5.99 carats of diamonds total, set in 18k gold and feature a dangle/drop which are so beautiful!  I can picture these on a bride or worn for a very special occasion…starting bid $10,000

Lot 616: I love this palladium brooch because it has such a good silhouette.  Can be beautifully worn on a bride or be a special piece passed down through the generations –approx. 2.31 carats total of diamonds…starting bid $1,000


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