With the auction catalog yet to debut (should be up on August 22nd) I am so excited to give everyone the first look of Rago Arts‘ September auction! I have been following Rago Arts’ jewelry auctions since 2008, where every December hundreds of incredible lots hit the block in Lambertville, New Jersey, with eager bidders logging on from their computers worldwide. Rago Arts typically has a jewelry sale every December, and since introducing an extra sale in April back in 2011, the success has led to this scheduled sale in September for the first time! This unprecedented sale should be your opportunity to sign up and bid live if you’ve never attempted before! It is so easy and so much fun!
How do you sign up? It’s simple–follow the steps as outlined by Eliane Talec, Chief Administrative Officer at Rago Arts in the video, shown here.
Some of my favorite lots in the upcoming Unreserved Jewelry, Silver & Coins auction set for September 12th, 2014:
Lot 1: Straight off, the opening lot featuring this late Victorian suite of earrings and matching brooch is to-die-for. The bloomed finish of the 18k yellow gold is exquisite–one of my favorite features of Victorian jewelry. Estimate: $ 400-600
Lot 4: Start your own ring collection by winning this entire lot! Each antique ring is unique, from tourmaline, garnet, sapphire…to banded agate! Lots of options–keep all, or trade a few…up to you! Estimate: $ 350-450
Lot 8: Love this Victorian archeological rivival pendant featuring seed pearls and turquoise, circa 1870s. Estimate: $ 400-600
Lot 9: If you love antique heart jewelry, this lot is for you! A crowned heart ring circa 1840 a size 7, set with foiled backed stones and black & white enameling throughout. The seed pearl heart pendant is precious too! Estimate: $ 700-900
Lot 17: A charm bracelet, perfect for anyone who has always wanted a charm bracelet and needs a head-start on collecting! Some of the charms include an Eiffel tower, Viking ship and a horse drawn carriage. Estimate: $ 450-550
Lot 73: A lot of five retro gold and diamond rings–one which resembles my grandmother’s engagement ring! I think that is why I love this lot so much. Such a great selection with rings ranging from 14k to 18k, one with a French hallmark. Estimate: $ 800-1200
Lot 100: An Art Deco-style ring with diamonds and sapphires, truly a stand-out piece! It’s 18k with a platinum-top, typical of the style but with round brilliant cut diamonds, dating it to just 30 years ago. Estimate: $ 800-1200
Lot 150: The Arts & Crafts Era is one that is so peculiar to me and I love the rarity and style of it. This turquoise and pearl necklace from that time period is extra special because it is engraved, “Grace from Pearl, August 6th, 1907″ how amazing! Estimate: $ 600-800