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Top Picks from Upcoming New Orleans Auction Jewelry Sale

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My first trip to New Orleans a few months ago was one of my most favorite trips I’ve ever taken and although the stars did not align for me to visit the south’s premiere auction house, New Orleans Auction, I was able to keep them in my rolodex. The company opened its doors in 1991 and have been offering some impressive and record-shattering items ever since. Their latest upcoming auction is slated for November 18th, 2017 and I’ve been keeping a close eye on their vast acquisitions as this sale unfolded. The catalog is jam-packed with over 450 lots of jewelry, watches and furs. My favorites are shown here, however make sure you check out the entire catalog online, as it was very difficult for me to narrow down my list of top picks.

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Lot 279: A stunning diamond and sapphire ring opens the list of favorites for me–I could see this ring being worn as an engagement ring or right hand ring. The diamond in the center is a gorgeous marquise cut, weighing 2.86 carats and having VS-2 clarity and I color. The sapphires that surround the central diamond add color and pizazz to the piece! Estimate: $25,000-40,000

Lot 435: Bold black enamel always does it for me–and this ring is such a stunner! Done in 10k yellow gold in a pinwheel style, this ring is set with approx. 1.20 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds that sparkle like crazy. The ring is a size 5 and ready to be accessorized in the best way possible. Estimate: $600-900

Lot 401: Something about the elongated shape and the gemstone combo of this ring had me saving it to my favorites list! This pieces is done in platinum with a round transitional cut diamond in the center that weighs approx. 1.06 carats. Diamonds, emeralds and even onyx make up the accent stones and each are immaculately cut to fit. Estimate: $14,000-18,000

Lot 267: One of my most favorite stones is kunzite and this necklace is composed of a pear-shaped kunzite with pink sapphire accents. I love the long length of the pendant and how it dangles flawlessly. Funny how you don’t have to be a pink-loving person to fall in love with this gemstone. This enchanting piece is done in 18k white gold and is ready to be wrapped and placed under someone’s tree. Estimate: $3,000-5,000

Lot 463: Simple yet classic, this three station necklace is one of my top picks because I could see myself wearing it daily. Black onyx pieces have always been a favorite of mine and especially when they are outfitted in diamonds as well. I love how the diamonds are embedded beautifully in this pendant. Done in 10k yellow gold and hanging from a gold-filled chain, ready to be worn. Estimate: $800-1,200 

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Lot 125: This ring has such a fun gemstone combination — opal and lapis! I immediately put it on my list of favorites as I am a sucker for anything done in lapis and opal is a favorite gemstone of mine, so this piece is just everything. Set in 14k yellow gold, an Ethiopian opal sits in the center, flanked by lapis on each side and diamonds in the corners. The ring is a size 7 1/4. Estimate: $700-1,000

Lot 123: Every auction has a show-stopping opal and for this particular auction, this lot is it! The opal is big, bold and has an incredible play-of-color. As if this ring couldn’t get any better, the opal is flanked by half-moon diamonds and done in platinum. Over the top on all accounts! Estimate: $4,500-7,000

Lot 241: I’m completely obsessed with blue colored gemstones, especially lapis and blue topaz, so when I saw this ring I kind of lost it. It is done in 14k yellow gold and finished with gold details over top the lapis, which makes the ring even more unique! The ring is a size 7. Estimate: $600-900

Lot 338: At first glance you may think this is a heart-shaped sapphire but it is actually a tanzanite! The ring is done in platinum and comes with a GIA certificate for the center stone. Diamonds accent the entire ring, totaling about 0.86 carats. Estimate: $4,500-7,000

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Lot 131: This Grecian-style bib necklace is statement worthy, in excellent condition and done in 18k yellow gold. It measures 17 inches in length and when worn with the right clothing collar, will have people asking you about it all the time! I have a similar necklace and I’ve even worn it layered with a longer length chain with charms on it–such a great combo! Estimate: $3,500-5,000

Lot 355: Elegant and refined, this gorgeous diamond necklace features approx. 9.43 carats of fancy yellow diamonds and 4.79 carats of white diamonds in a bib style. Done in 14k white gold, this piece will surely turn heads and should be worn, in my opinion, everyday. Although special occasions would be where it can ideally shine–can you picture yourself wearing it?!  Estimate: $35,000-50,000

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Lot 419: This platinum ring is an Art Deco-inspired piece that features both diamonds and rubies! It is designed around a unique half-moon diamond that almost looks like a belt buckle ring. I love the added dimension with the square cut rubies giving it some color and flavor. I could see this worn as a right hand ring or even an engagement ring for an alternative bride. Estimate: $2,500-4,000

Lot 410: This cushion cut diamond is just grabbing for my attention! The cushion cut has been winning me over as one of my most favorite diamond cuts recently, and this 2.56 carat beauty is certainly stunning. Set in an 18k white gold mounting, the center diamond is a VS-2 clarity, K color and features a split shank style mount. What a gorgeous engagement ring this would make! Estimate: $9,000-12,000

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