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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Important Jewelry Sale, April 10-11, 2018

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Coming to the auction block, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is proud to present their springImportant Jewelry Sale which will take place April 10-11, 2018. As always with their extensive sales, it is broken up into a two-day affair with 494 lots on day one and 637 lots on day two! That is a large amount of jewelry, and let me tell you, there are some incredible finds from this sale. Leslie Hindman always has some of the best pieces with every auction they conduct.

I’ve combed through the jewels to give you my top picks in my favorite buying categories (necklaces, rings, charms and earrings), all from day one. If you live in the Chicago area or plan to fly in for the preview, that happens April 6th-9th (you can find the daily times on their website). If you’re interested in placing a bid on any of these pieces, simply register if you haven’t in the past or login with your username and password. There, you can place bids prior to the auction starting OR you can login the day of the auction and bid LIVE! I suggest making sure you have the correct login information at least a day before the auction goes live, as well as your registration fully filled out and ready to go for this particular sale!  You can also bid via telephone, which I have done in the past and it is actually not intimidating at all and sort of fun.




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Lot 72: This necklace caught my eye because it has a lot of unique things going on with it! First, it is done in platinum and yellow gold…then I’m loving the double track style of the chain, with the rose cut diamonds and emerald beads decorating it beautifully. I was also struck by the shield shaped emerald which brings the piece together. Of course, the suspended portion of the necklace is very glamorous as well!  So much good going on here! Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Lot 76: A modern Portugese take on a Victorian style necklace, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this piece! I’ve realized over my years of collecting jewelry that everyone needs a stand-out necklace for parties or events, and this one would be so key! You could even dress it down too. The diamonds total nearly four carats! Estimate: $2,500-3,500

Lot 292: With yellow gold chains being so en vogue at the moment, it is nice to have unpredictable pieces to layer with the all-gold look, preferably something with pops of color! This gemstone bead necklace is a refreshing piece to add to any jewelry wardrobe–the stones are polished emerald beads and carved sapphire beads. The necklace will surely get you in the mood for spring and summer! Estimate: $1,500-2,500  

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Lot 32: Bold colors with juxtaposing black enamel are what drew me to include this ring in my top picks! This ring is set with one pear-shape diamond in the center, surrounded by round diamonds and round rubies. The black enamel outlines the entire ring, completing the piece and making it even more special. Can you imagine this being an alternative engagement ring?! That would be so cool. Estimate: $600-800

Lot 88: Just as you may suspect, I have a thing for two-stone (moi et toi) rings, like my bypass style engagement ring. When I saw this vertical version, I couldn’t help but swoon over it. The diamonds are 3.52 ct. and 3.43 ct. each which makes them significantly larger than mine, so I can’t imagine how amazing this would look on a finger! Both diamonds are accompanied by a GIA cert and the ring is platinum. Estimate: $25,000-35,000

Lot 110: The diamond shape, the sapphire accents, the use of platinum…there are so many reasons why this ring would make the ultimate engagement ring! The center diamond is such a unique shape, weighing approximately 2.80 carats. With the sapphires encircling the center, plus another row of diamonds encircling the center, adds to the boldness of the piece. Estimate: $6,000-8,000

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Lot 24: A Renaissance Revival piece that will blow you away–this pendant features an octagonal sapphire with Old Mine cut diamonds and the most unique hand-enameling motifs using blue, red, green colors. This piece is comes with its original box that is signed Edward Tessier. What an incredible find! Estimate: $8,000-10,000

Lot 212: Zodiac jewelry has been one of the most popular motifs of the past two years–the vintage Van Clef & Arpels pieces are nearly impossible to find, but here is one offered by Leslie HIndman. It is Aquarius with a sodalite background and diamond accent. Love the twisted gold detailing on the edge of the pendant. Estimate: $4,500-5,500

Lot 375: I had to include this charm because it is similar to the style of my mini figa charm I recently acquired. The style of these pieces portrays the look of a charm collection in one single pendant! I love how this particular one features all onyx charms, which consist of 6 total, one figa and one clover. Estimate: $500-700

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Lot 128: As Retro as you can get! Love the shape and style of these earrings–set with garnets and diamonds, which sweep brilliantly along the ear. These deserve a spotlight so be sure to wear them with your hair pulled back, ready for them to have their moment. They are done in platinum and gold, and the diamonds total 2.10 carats. Estimate: $800-1,200

Lot 234: The geometric and linear design concept of these earrings stopped me in my tracks! The all-platinum look set the stage for some icy diamonds to do their job the best they can. The diamonds total 2.33 carats total. These would make great wedding day earrings, can you picture them gliding down the aisle?! Estimate: $5,000-7,000

Lot 420: I included these earrings because I think they’re fun and flirty–set with diamonds, both yellow and colorless, along with rubies. They are done in yellow gold with lever back closures. Wear these with a red dress or an outfit that needs some spice! Estimate: $1,000-2,000

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SPRING SALE: April 10th-11th


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