March is around the corner and spring is in the air–I could smell it yesterday and easily got spring fever. This is also a time when people start spring cleaning and getting rid of things they don’t want anymore! Spring is a great season for auctions as some of the best items can show up in a line up without one knowing, so you always want to be on the lookout! Speaking of, I was browsing the upcoming Leland Little auction and was pleasantly surprised by their Important Spring Sale they have coming up on March 3rd, 2018. The sale has just over 480 items, with the first 70 lots being dedicated to fine jewelry and watches.
This is my first time writing about Leland Little Auctions, a North Carolina-based auction house that has been making collectors happy for over 20 years. They specialize in art, furniture, jewelry, decorative arts, coins, fashion, wine and collectible automobiles. Throughout the years, I’ve been closely following many of their sales via liveauctioneers and have actually bid on a few pieces.
I hope you take the time to create an account over on the Leland Little website so you’re able to bid on March 3rd! There is also an online-only sale, which runs February 21-28, 2018 and yes that means you can bid all throughout those dates. This online-only sale is separate from the Important Spring Sale, so there are some great jewelry lots which aren’t shown in my top picks here–you’ll have to check out that sale on your own!
And without further ado, here are my top picks for the March 3rd sale:
Lot 1: We are all rejoicing that the 80s are back (at least some jewelry trends of that era, not all) and in this case, auctions are the best places to find those pieces we are now coveting again. The best example of this is the thick gold collars, like lot one! This particular piece is exceptionally made–I can tell by the curvature and it is stamped 18k. The designer is Michael Good and I can easily see pendants and enhancers sliding on and off this piece, changing the look of it on a daily basis! Such a great staple to have!
Lot 11: We are all charm obsessed, what can I say?! If you’re a little behind, you should bid on a full charm bracelet like lot 11. Take your collection from zero to one hundred with a bracelet that has already been made, with significant and unique charms, there are 17 on this particular piece. I love the eclectic mix here–there’s a figa, a fob, a key, several medallion shaped charms and even a hookah charm. The bracelet is 18k gold and the charms are various karats, some gold-filled.
Lot 15: I love a good all-gold bracelet and I think every collection needs to have one! Particularly, one that is a unique link or an extra-wide design. This bracelet from lot 15 is such a great option–it is easily wearable and goes with anything, while making a statement. This bracelet is 18k yellow gold and measures 8 inches in length. You should most definitely bid on it if you don’t have an all-gold bracelet in your line-up!
Lot 18: I am always a sucker for old cut diamonds and black enamel, so this pendant struck me from the get-go. The diamonds actually total just over 2.50 carats, so this isn’t a tiny, little thing. This piece can be worn as either a brooch or a pendant, and lucky for you can go with just about anything! How would you wear this piece?!
Lot 22: There’s something to be said about Madiera citrines–the deep orangish-brown color paired with yellow gold is something I’ve been coveting for many years. This Victorian bracelet is the epitome of chic, set with a Madiera citrine weighing nearly 30 carats! Imagine this bauble floating on your wrist! Make sure you bid on this lot, it will be an investment.
Lot 29: I love when a ring strikes my fancy and lot 29 is certainly something you don’t see everyday! If you’re not too sure what you’re looking at, it is a rock crystal embedded with a bezel set cabochon cut emerald! The clearness of the quartz makes the cabochon look like it is floating. This ring is truly one-of-a-kind and the diamonds surrounding the piece are just gorgeous as well! I want it!
Lot 44: This gorgeous diamond ring made me stop and scroll back again–the design is quite unique and something I’ve never seen before. Once I clicked on the listing, I learned that the center diamond isn’t fully mounted in the ring. This actually gave it an advantage because it could be precisely weighed and color-graded…as well as give the winner the option of getting it mounted in the same mounting or find/design something new!
Lot 46: I love enamel jewelry and lot 46 is truly an enameled masterpiece! Bright blues, reds, yellows, and greens highlight the vibrant snake that this bracelet depicts. It is done in 14k yellow gold and it fits a 7″ wrist. This is perfect for all those snake jewelry collectors out there or for someone wanting a statement piece–a love for snakes is not necessary!
Lot 50: Again with the awesome comeback 80s jewelry–lot 50 is another gold collar necklace but very different from the first lot. This type of necklace is called an omega and these were quite popular in the 80s. You can wear it alone or paired with a favorite pendant or enhancer for a bold statement. I love the width of this piece and it measures 15.5″ in length. It is 14k yellow gold and ready to be your favorite piece!
Lot 51: The last highlight from this auction is lot 51 and I had to include this chunky bracelet because I’ve been loving heavy links lately. Not for the faint of heart, when I casually say heavy, I mean it! Weighing in at 26.6 pennyweights, you’ll unconsciously know when you’re wearing this bracelet or not. But what I love most about hefty jewelry pieces is that they become one with you once you get used to them.
This sponsored post was brought to you in collaboration with Leland Little Auctions.
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