Female jewellery collectors to the auction fore
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 19th June, 2015
Leonard Joel has really worked overtime to assemble items for its latest jewellery sale from 6pm Monday June 22 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.
Perhaps the most outstanding piece is a 9.01-carat solitaire brilliant cut diamond ring (lot 143), a typical example of the calibre of jewellery presented at this auction.
Accompanied by a Gemmological Institute of Australia (GIA) certificate stating colour N and clarity WS2, the catalogue estimate for the ring is $160,000 to $190,000.
The catalogue front cover features 49.90-carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace (lot 215) carrying a similar estimate and according to Leonard Joel’s national jewellery head John D’Agata is a must piece for discerning collector and investor alike.
D’Agata believes the wheel is turning as female jewellery collectors come to the fore and purchase exactly what their hearts desire.
“No longer being dictated to by a husband or partner, today’s independent woman is asserting her authority and particular taste and actually wearing jewellery items that she wants and that represent her own individual style,” he says.
This latest auction should enable female collectors to have a field day as it features a wide variety of designer jewellery pieces including signature items from Tiffany & Co and Cartier.