Heritage Auctions has been a favorite auction house of mine for many years. I love their sales for several reasons, including the wide variety of jewelry that is offered in each auction, the price points (something for everyone), the ease of bidding and wonderful post-sale customer service. I’ve won quite a few things from Heritage and every piece is something that I will keep in my personal collection for a very long time! Aside from their Signature Sales, which happen three times a year and are packed with LOTS of jewels, they also have weekly auctions that begin and end on Tuesday nights.
It is an exciting time because Heritage Auctions is adding a new feature for those who can’t get enough of their jewelry sales — Friday Night Jewels. These will happen three times each year and will be two weeks long. The first one of its kind just launched a few days ago and ends on January 31st at 8pm CST. This particular sale has 125 pieces, mostly vintage and lots of signed designer items. It was hard to only pick ten favorites, so I urge you to check out the entire catalog. Bidding can be done through Heritage’s site and it is very easy to sign up for an account.
Here are my top ten picks for this Friday Night Jewels sale — bidding ends on January 31st!
Lot 10004: I don’t talk much about watches on here, but when I do, you know it is going to be something special. Every time I see a Bvlgari watch like this one I get excited and have eternally put it on my wish list. My time has finally come to make my move and make this watch mine. I like this one because the watch face is a classic black and it is 18k gold. Extra bonus for it to be currently in working order! Estimate: $2000-3000
Lot 10024: This opal and diamond ring is a fun one — the cluster of stones has an artistic look to it, especially since it includes three different diamond shapes. The opals seem to have an intense play-of-color, which I think is really important. The setting is 18k white gold and currently a size 6 1/2. Estimate: $2000-3000
Lot 10048: Lalaounis is one of my favorite designers, so whenever a piece from this Greek master hits the auction block, I take note! This lot features a necklace and earrings, done in 22k yellow gold. I love this style of necklace because it is super sexy and instantly becomes the star of whatever you’re wearing. I can picture it worn with an off-shoulder black top either dressed up or down. These earrings are a perfect pairing because they complement the necklace and aren’t too bold. Estimate: $6000-8000
Lot 10062: As I’ve been collecting jewelry, I’ve been more and more into searching for pieces to invest in — like signed designer items. A highly coveted name is anything designed by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany. Not only is this bracelet completely chic and classic, but it is a designer that will continue to go up in value. It is 18k yellow gold and weighs a hefty 78.70 grams. Estimate: $3000-5000
Lot 10066: Another signed Tiffany piece is this bold necklace, which would coordinate with today’s necklace trends. Everyone wants a unique statement necklace that can be worn every day, layered with others. This one would be the pièce de résistance. It is 18k yellow gold and weighs 71 grams — it is a part of Tiffany’s Atlas collection. Estimate: $3000-5000
Lot 10070: One of my favorite gems that I discovered over my gemology journey is apatite! Such a vibrant color and so radiant against high karat gold. These necklaces use apatite in such a pretty way — and the lot features two necklaces of apatite beads, one is 22 1/2 ” long and the other is 24″ long. My thinking would be to split these with a friend, although they probably look great worn together. Whether you share them or not, these are a must-bid! Estimate: $2500-3500
Lot 10076: Boulder opals always get me, so I had to include this ring in my top picks. The ring is designed by Lilly Fitzgerald and set in 22k gold. Completely unique both in design and gemstone. I love the half-moon shape of the opal and the texture added to the gold surrounding the stone. This ring deserves some loving hands! Estimate: $2000-3000
Lot 10102: I’ve been on a bracelet kick lately and I think it is because it is the only piece of jewelry I can wear right now that my son won’t grab at. I love this bracelet so much because I find it difficult to find David Yurman in all gold, no silver. This bracelet is completely gold and features his signature cable design. I love the emeralds as accents because I’m a sucker for green. Basically what I’m trying to say is I want this bracelet! Estimate: $2000-3000
Lot 10105: More bracelets and these are just TOO good. A matching pair of diamond bracelets that total 9.85 carats. I like that these have a hinged clasp, so snapping them on and off is easy. Bracelet functionality is so important. You could wear them stacked together on the same wrist, or one on each! So many possibilities and these are so classic they will never go out of style. Estimate: $3000-4000
Lot 10113: Lastly, I had to include this killer snake bracelet (there’s a matching necklace if you’re interested also up for bid) because I’ve seen a lot of snake bracelets and this one is one of the best! The entire length of the piece is articulated with turquoise gems and graduates in size. The snake’s head is bedazzled in rose cut diamonds and with ruby eyes. What a fun bracelet! Estimate: $3000-4000
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