A superb selection of fine jewellery and watches will come under the hammer in Philadelphia early next month, as Freeman's bi-annual auction takes place on December 6th.
The collection comprising 257 lots features excellent pieces from some of the world's finest names such as Patek Philippe, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., and Rolex that span from the classic to the opulent. A total of 257 lots are being offered, an unusual 50% of which come from prominent local Philadelphia estates.
Kate Waterhouse, the fine jewellery specialist is enthusiastic about the auction, "We have such a broad variety of items for every level of buyer; including unique purchasing opportunities such as the estate of Marguerite Yannapolis, former opera singer with the New York Metropolitan Opera, as well as a number of pieces that will be offered to benefit the local William Dietrich Foundation."
Amongst the lots are several standout items including three stunning diamond rings. First is an 11.7 carat platinum and diamond dinner ring, with a Marquise cut diamond in a pave diamond 'legacy' style platinum setting and an estimated price of $120,000 - $220,000.
Second is a lady's platinum and diamond dinner ring
The auction also features a large number of lower priced items for entry level collectors, and many Tiffany & Co. and Cartier pieces still in their original boxes which should prove perfect for the holiday season ahead.
"We tend to see a number of young men at this sale, considering the fact this is engagement season", says Waterhouse, "again the selection for diamonds ranges from traditional 1.5 carats to larger 8 carat or fancy coloured diamonds, that tend to really help someone make a statement."
From suitors searching for the perfect ring to collectors looking for a great investment, the auction on December 6 should prove an excellent opportunity to pick up something sparkling.
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