12-Carat Diamond Ring Brings $143,750 in Andrew Jones’ First Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces Sale

Downtown Los Angeles, CA, USA, September 29, 2020 — A dazzling 12-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring slipped onto a new finger for $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions’ inaugural Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces auction held September 16th. The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled more than $700,000. The quality merchandise was pulled from various private collections, highlighted by the collection of Mary and Lou Silver of Indian Wells, California. The Silver collection included the diamond and platinum ring, which was the sale’s expected top lot. A Tiffany & Co. 5.41-carat oval brilliant cut natural fancy yellow diamond ring, also from the Silver collection, hit $50,000. “This was a different type of sale for us – exclusively high-end jewelry and timepieces,” said Andrew Jones, president and CEO of Andrew Jones Auctions. “We got to explore new territory, meet new clients and achieve fantastic results while doing so. Internet bidding exceeded our expectations for a first-time event, as 2,500 people registered to bid across multiple platforms.” Following are additional highlights from the auction. Internet bidding was facilitated by AndrewJonesAuctions.com, Invaluable.com and LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids were […]

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Artworks by Lichtenstein, Blanchard, Benton, Others are in Neue Auctions’ Sept. 26th Online Auction

Beachwood, OH, USA, September 29, 2020 — Fast on the heels of a highly successful 20th Century & Mid-Century Modern sale in August, Neue Auctions is back on the virtual block with a Fine Art & Antiques auction planned for Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 10 am Eastern time. The online-only auction features a wide selection of traditional art and antiques, silver, fine jewelry, decorations and furnishings. “The many fine items in this sale have been culled from prominent local estates and collections,” said Cynthia Maciejewski of Neue Auctions. “Downsizing households present opportunities for both new and established collectors.” Internet bidding will be provided by Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Bidsquare.com. For more information, please visit www.neueauctions.com. Maciejewski added, “There’s such a wide array of finds in this auction they can’t all be covered here, so get ready and go online for a fun day of incredible high-quality finds as we continue to recycle the things that matter. It all begins right away with lot 1, a fine example of a 17th century portrait of a royal figure or lady of the court, in exquisitely painted detail” (est. $2,000-$4,000). Lots 7-13 are a collection of 19th century portraits that include geniuses and characters. […]

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