Timed online jewellery auction despite Stage 4 lockdown
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 14th August, 2020
During the strict Stage 4 lockdowns imposed by the Victorian Government to combat surging COVID-19 virus cases in the state, Philips Auctions has been able to hold timed online jewellery auctions to cater for auction goers.
Its latest efforts ends from 6pm on Monday August 17 and involves 101 affordable lots of rings, earrings, pendants, brooches and necklaces.
Typical is a large emerald dress ring (lot 100) with a $1500-$1800 estimate, while a pair of green sapphire and diamond drop earrings (lot 101) is listed for $900-$1300.
The auction begins with an elegant ruby and diamond plaque ring (lot 1) with an $800-$1600 estimate and features such highlights as a pair of solitaire emerald set stud earrings (lot 3), with a current bid of $1800, and a fancy cushion cut yellow and white diamond cluster ring (lot 67 - $2000-$3000 estimate).
Another crowd puller is lot 58, a vibrant blue green aquamarine and diamond cluster ring (pictured), with an estimate of $1500-$2500.
Interesting and not terribly expensive lots include an antique opal and seed pearl crescent moon broch (lot 61) and a gold Victorian styled swivel ball pendant on a chain (lot 89).
Colourful are two Murano glass bead necklaces (lot 63) a diamond and gem set ring and matched pendant (lot 29).