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Rago Arts Jewelry Auction Set for April 15th & 16th

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Two separate jewelry sales are slated for Rago Arts Auction, happening back-to-back in a two day span–April 15th and April 16th, 2015. The two sales–the Inaugural Fine Jewelry Spring Sale (April 15th), along with the Unreserved Jewelry Sale (April 16th) are both jam-packed with dazzling jewelry and cannot be missed!  I, of course, will be logging in from my computer and watching the action from the comfort of my home. I’ve enjoyed browsing the catalog, choosing highlights from both sales–the April 15th sale favorites are above, while the April 16th sale favorites are below.  

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Inaugural Fine Jewelry Spring Sale//April 15th, 2015

Lot 42: This incredible, show-stopping fringe necklace is set with banded agates and diamonds. A contemporary rendition of a turn-of-the-century piece, the round brilliant cut and marquise cut diamonds give away its age. This would look stunning around the neck.  Estimate: $3800-4800

Lot 75: A ring with a shape like this will capture anyone’s attention! This designer piece stamped Cirio, as in Maison Cirio, is set with a bicolor tourmaline and diamonds. The Italian design house has created a masterpiece with this one! Estimate: $750

Lot 124: A wreath-inspired elongated diamond ring, set with round brilliant cut diamonds totaling about one carat, all set in 14k yellow gold.  I love this style of ring and this one appears to flatter the finger very well! Estimate: $800-1200

Lot 125: If you are a fox jewelry fan, this lot is for you!  Two foxes–one set as a full brooch, the other more of a bar pin/safety pin style.  Both set in silver topped gold with rose cut diamonds and ruby eyes.  Estimate: $800-1200

Lot 146: I love a good lot where all the items in it are desirable! This one includes two rings and a pair of earrings.  The rings are both Art Deco–one is set with a large blue zircon in the center, surrounded by diamonds and the other is a navette shaped ring set with all diamonds.  The earrings are created from a pair of cufflinks–very cool!  Estimate: $1000-1500

Lot 206: This lot consists of six pins and one lapel watch–a plethora of anique goodies!  They range in dates from 1890-1915 and are all gold, either 10k or 14k.  I love the seed pearl sunburst pin and the enameled pieces.  Estimate: $1000-1500

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Unreserved Fine Jewelry Sale//April 16th, 2015

Lot 604a: This Victorian rose cut diamond bangle features a floral cluster in the center of this exquisite bracelet. The piece is in great condition and tests for at least 10k gold. Estimate: $350-450

Lot 626: There’s nothing like an Art Deco diamond and sapphire dinner ring–this one is so gorgeous, set with Old European cut diamonds and chevron shaped synthetic sapphires. It is a size 6 1/2.  Estimate: $700-900

Lot 635: Enameled pansy jewelry is always a favorite amongst collectors.  This lot comes with several–a bracelet with seven pansy charms on a multi-strand chain, two pansy brooches, and one pansy ring.  This is the ultimate collection for enameled pansy lovers! Estimate: $500-700

Lot 640: Such a sweet combination of sapphires and river pearls in cluster settings!  This lot features a pair of earrings and matching ring.  Estimate: $500-600

Lot 679: Love these trio of unusual designs–the furthest on the left is a bypass style ring set in 18k gold with a tiger’s eye and bone disc each bezel set, the center is also set in 18k gold holding a banded agate rod, and the third ring is a bypass style set with a swirl of diamonds, also 18k gold.  Estimate: $300-450

Lot 816: A perfect pair–an Old Mine cut diamond cluster saddle ring and an Egyptian Revival enameled ring set with a large oval cabochon cut onyx.  Both are a size 7 1/2.  Estimate: $500-700


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