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Skinner Fine Jewelry Auction, March 18th, 2014

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Skinner, Inc. announces an auction of Fine Jewelry on March 18, featuring over 500 lots of treasures by important makers including BuccellatiCartierVan Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co. and, extraordinarily, Pablo Picasso, among others. Fine Art Nouveau jewelry, a strong section of diamonds, and several whimsical, figural pieces also stand out in this auction.

I’ve registered and signed up myself, so I will be logging in from my computer in Nashville and bidding along with all the eager buyers who attend the auction live in Boston. Above are the lots I am really looking forward to seeing; I would love to own any of these!  

Lot 187: Two antique diamond rings, set with Old Mine cut diamonds in 18k yellow gold.  One ring is a cluster, the other a solitaire, both with beautiful engraving in an all original antique setting.

Lot 189: Pearl encrusted Swallow brooch, with a faceted onyx suspended from the bottom. Bird-themed jewelry is incredibly popular and collectible.  This piece is amazing and all intact, in excellent condition.  

Lot 196: Antique moostone and half-pearl necklace in 18k yellow gold.  The magical moonstone is the perfect size, not too big or too small, and is delicately surrounded by precious pearls.  Such a great antique piece.

Lot 203: Antique cushion cut yellow diamond ring, surrounded by diamonds in yellow gold.  How perfect would this ring be as an engagement ring?  It is stunning!

Lot 227: Unique diamond and sapphire circular drop earrings, done in 14k yellow gold.  These will surely make a statement with your hair pulled up into a bun.  So chic!

Lot 231: Gorgeous enamel and diamond antique navette ring, set with Old Mine cut diamonds. Love the shape and the flower pattern