Timed online jewellery auction to whet buyer appetites

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 15th July, 2020

A magic 100 lots greet viewers of Philips Auctions timed online Modern & Antique Jewellery sale due to end from 8pm Tuesday July 21.

This is the second online jewellery auction the auction house has held since coronavirus lockdowns began in Melbourne in March this year.

The city is now in its second Stage 3 lockdown – ostensibly for six weeks – but rumours are now rife that the Victorian Government could impose Stage 4 restrictions in coming days.

So, this is a great opportunity for buyers to purchase very cost effective jewellery at affordable prices as most of the items are carrying estimates anywhere from $30 to $3600.

Top estimate at $2600-$3600 is a quality princess cut 1.01 carat diamond ring (lot 20) while a collection of freshwater pearl necklaces is on offer from $30 (lot 70 – current bid $40).

There are plenty of other jewellery items to interest buyers including a diamond daisy cluster ring (lot 1 – current bid $250), a blue sapphire heart pendant and pink sapphire cluster (lot 11), a gold vintage padlock (lot 15 – current bid $380) and an antique gold locket (lot 21 – current bid $50).

Other items of note include a pair of rose and white gold diamond set drop earrings (lot 22) with a $500-$1000 estimate and a two stone old cut antique diamond ring ( lot 24 – current bid $230).

A collection of three dress rings and pendant (lot 26), with a current bid of $280, could bring a more than pleasing price for the vendor, while a pair of garnet and sapphire abstract gold earrings (lot 29 – current bid $170) would make a colourful acquisition.

A 1.70 carat diamond set cross pendant (lot 41) would make a lovely and cheerful gift for that special someone, particularly during such distressing times.

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