Jewellery Available for Purchase


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A PAIR OF DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With a diamonds totalling 1.18cts, approximate colour F and clarity VS/SI.
Buy Now for $2,500
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND RING WITH MATCHING WEDDING BAND IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central diamond of 0.67cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS2, with to the shank and band totalling 1.20cts, ring size N.
Buy Now for $3,500
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND LINE BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With diamonds totalling 5.25cts, total length 180mm.
Buy Now for $6,250
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A PEAR CUT DIAMOND CLUSTER RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central stone of 0.69cts, approximate colour G and clarity SI1, with further diamonds to the shank totalling 0.22cts, ring size N.
Buy Now for $3,000
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A FANCY DIAMOND HEART RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The natural fancy yellow diamond weighing 1.02cts, with GIA certificate 1142539399, centrally set and surrounded by a halo of white round brilliant cut diamonds, with further diamonds to the shoulders forming elongated heart shapes, totalling 1.29cts, approximate colour F-G and clarity VS-SI, ring size N.
Buy Now for $10,500
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A DIAMOND MESH BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Comprising four hundred and thirty five diamonds totalling 6.17cts, to flexible mesh links, approximate diamond colour F-G and clarity VS-SI, total length 175mm.
Buy Now for $9,500
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A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central diamond of 1.10cts, approximate colour H and clarity SI1, with further diamonds to the shank totalling 0.52cts, ring size J.
Buy Now for $7,000
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A DIAMOND PENDANT IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Of articulated drop design, with a pear cut diamond of 0.91cts, colour F and clarity VS2, GIA number 2155675751, surrounded by twenty one round brilliant cut diamonds surmounted by a round brilliant cut diamond of 0.20cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS2, suspended from an 18ct fine trace chain.
Buy Now for $11,500
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A PINK AND WHITE DIAMOND CLUSTER RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The centrally set marquise cut fancy deep pink diamond of approximately 0.10cts, clarity I1, surrounded by diamonds with further diamond set shoulders, totalling 0.48cts, all round brilliant cut, approximate colour G, and clarity VS ring size L.
Buy Now for $5,250
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A PAVE SET DIAMOND HINGED BANGLE IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With diamonds totalling 3.10cts, diamonds of a good commercial colour and clarity, 50 X 45mm.
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND RING AND WEDDING IN 14CT WHITE GOLD
The diamonds in the ring totalling 0.60cts, approximate colour G and clarity SI1, matching band with diamonds totalling 0.12cts, ring size R.
Buy Now for $1,800
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A DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With centre diamond of 1.40cts, approximate colour H and clarity VS1, other diamonds totalling 0.30cts, ring size M.
Buy Now for $8,500
SOLD!


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A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The multi-strand pearl necklace set with diamond set spacers totalling 1.91cts, total length 380mm.
Buy Now for $5,900
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Centrally set with a round brilliant cut of 0.42cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS, surrounded by marquise cut diamonds totalling 1.67cts, ring size L.
Buy Now for $6,750
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A PAIR OF DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Each set with a round brilliant cut diamond of 1.25cts, approximate colour L and clarity SI2.
Buy Now for $20,000
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Centrally set with a diamond of 0.61cts, approximate colour colour H and clarity P1, with further diamond detail of 0.55cts, ring size L.
Buy Now for $2,500
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A DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central princess cut diamond of 0.70cts, approximate colour H and clarity VS2, with a further 0.52cts of diamonds to the shank, ring size N.
Buy Now for $3,250
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A PAIR OF EMERALD AND DIAMOND CLUSTER EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Each set with a natural oval faceted emerald of 0.37cts, surrounded by twenty eight diamonds totalling 0.51cts, approximate colour F-G and clarity VS.
Buy Now for $6,950
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A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The old European cut diamond of 1.00cts, approximate colour G and clarity SI1, with a further diamonds totalling 0.42cts set to the shank, ring size J.
Buy Now for $6,200
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A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER DROP NECKLACE IN 18CT GOLD – With diamonds totalling 4.96cts, and oval cut sapphires totalling 17.25cts, total length 450mm.
Buy Now for $12,500
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A PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD – Matching earrings to item 20, total length 40mm.
Buy Now for $3,000
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A DIAMOND SOLITARE RING IN PLATINUM- The central round brilliant cut diamond of 0.55cts , approximate colour I and clarity VS1, with a further 0.22cts of diamonds to the shank, ring size Q.
Buy Now for $2,250
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A DIAMOND ETERNITY RING IN 18CT GOLD- Pave set with round brilliant cut diamonds of totalling 3.09cts, approximate colour colour G and clarity VS, ring size M.
Buy Now for $5,800
SOLD!


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A THREE STONE DIAMOND RING IN 18CT GOLD- With three princess cut diamonds and further diamonds to the shoulders, diamonds totalling 1.00ct. ring size M.
Buy Now for $2,000
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT GOLD – With diamonds totalling 1.25cts, ring size N.
Buy Now for $1,800
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A SOUTH SEA PEARL BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE AND YELLOW GOLD – Total length 180mm.
Buy Now for $400
SOLD!


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A FANCY SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING IN 18CT GOLD
Comprising a fancy light yellow square cushion cut diamond of 1.51cts, clarity VVS2, laser inscribed by GIA 115940899, set with four yellow gold claws, ring size L.
Buy Now for $14,500
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AN ART DECO STYLE DIAMOND PENDANT IN 18CT WHITE GOLD- Featuring three round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.90cts, approximate colour D and clarity VVS2, surrounded by furtheR diamonds totalling 0.24cts.
Buy Now for $6,250
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A DIAMOND RING WITH WEDDING BAND IN PLATINUM-The central diamond of 0.71cts, approximate colour G and clarity SI1, with a further 0.20cts diamonds to the shank and band.
Buy Now for $3,250
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A DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD-Comprising seventy seven round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 3.00cts, approximate diamond colour H-I and clarity SI2, total length 185mm length.
Buy Now for $7,000
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN PLATINUM – Centrally set pear cut diamond of 0.90cts, laser inscribed by GIA lazer inscription number 215575432, colour G, and clarity SI1, shoulders set with marquise and round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.34cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS, ring size K.
Buy Now for $12,500
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A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING WITH PINK DIAMOND FEATURE IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Centrally set round brilliant cut diamond of approximately 1.11cts, approximate colour H and clarity SI2, GIA number 277017900, with five pink diamonds to each shoulder set in rose gold, ring size N.
Buy Now for $14,000
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A FANCY LINK DIAMOND BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Approximate total diamond weight 2.60cts, total length 180mm.
Buy Now for $3,750
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A PAIR OF DIAMOND EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With diamonds totalling 1.60cts, to hinged and post fittings.
Buy Now for $1,600
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A DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE DRESS RING
Centrally set with a square cushion cut sapphire of 0.76cts, within a geometric pattern of diamonds totalling 2.21cts, ring size L.
Buy Now for $7,000
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A SOLITAIRE DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central old European cut diamond of 0.51cts, approximate colour I and clarity P1, with a further 0.26cts to the shank, ring size N.
Buy Now for $2,000
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A DIAMOND RING AND WEDDING BAND IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central diamond of 0.50cts, APPROXIMATE colour H AND clarity SI1, with a further 0.79cts of diamonds pave set to the shank and band, ring size L.
Buy Now for $2,800
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A PAIR OF DIAMOND EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Set with interwining rows of diamonds.
Buy Now for $1,250
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A SOUTH SEA PEARL RING AND DIAMOND RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The pearl measuring 10.8mm, with diamonds set to the shoulders, ring size L.
Buy Now for $1,200
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A STRAND OF FRESH WATER PEARLS
Comprising thirty eight baroque pearls to a hidden pearl clasp, total length 440mm.
Buy Now for $500
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND CLUSTER SPRAY RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Comprising thirty round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 2.52cts, approximate colour F-G and clarity VS, ring size N.
Buy Now for $11,500
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A FLORAL DESIGN DIAMOND BANGLE IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The hinged bangle comprising twelve diamonds totalling 0.45cts, 50mm diameter.
Buy Now for $1,500
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A DIAMOND RING AND WEDDING BAND IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central diamond of 0.40cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS2, with a further 0.72cts of diamonds to the shank and band, ring size K.
Buy Now for $2,000
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A DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE IN 14CT WHITE GOLD
Approximate total diamond weight 0.50cts, total length 400mm.
Buy Now for $1,400
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A DIAMOND CLUSTER RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The central marquise diamond of 0.50cts, approximate colour G and clarity P1, with a further 0.20cts of diamonds to the surround, ring size J.
Buy Now for $2,000
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A PAIR OF DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Each comprising a round brilliant cut diamond of 0.64cts, to a six claw setting to screw back fittings.
Buy Now for $5,500
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A DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING IN 18CT GOLD
The central diamond of 0.80cts, approximate colour I and clarity SI1, with a further 0.22cts of diamonds to the shank, ring size N.
Buy Now for $3,000
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A DIAMOND LINE BRACELET 18CT YELLOW GOLD
With diamonds totalling 4.00cts, total length 180mm.
Buy Now for $4,800
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A DIAMOND SOLITAIRE RING WITH MATCHING WEDDING BAND IN 18CT GOLD
The princess cut diamond of 0.30cts, approximate colour G and clarity VS2, with further baguette and princess cut diamonds to the shoulders and band, ring size J.
Buy Now for $2,400
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A PAIR OF DIAMOND SET HOOP EARRINGS IN 18CT GOLD
With diamonds totalling 0.74cts.
Buy Now for $1,250
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT GOLD
With diamonds totalling 1.00cts, ring size M.
Buy Now for $1,800
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AN ART DECO STYLE RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET IN 18CT GOLD
With a central row of diamonds totalling 0.76cts, bordered by rows of rubies, TOTAL LENGTH 180mm.
Buy Now for $7,000
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A DIAMOND CLUSTER RING IN I8CT WHITE GOLD
With 19 old European CUT diamonds totalling 5.40cts, approximate colour colour H-I and clarity VS-SI, ring size O.
Buy Now for $6,250
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A PINK DIAMOND HEART LOCKET IN 18CT ROSE GOLD
Comprising round brilliant cut pink diamonds totalling 1.39cts, approximate colour 7P-5P, to an 18ct rose gold fine trace chain, total length 400mm.
Buy Now for $7,800
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A FANCY PINK AND WHITE DIAMOND DRESS RING
Featuring three pear cut fancy pink diamonds totalling 0.36cts, surrounded and shouldered by white diamonds totalling 0.68cts , ring size L.
Buy Now for $17,500
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A PINK AND WHITE DIAMOND BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With pink diamonds totalling 2.02cts, and white round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.96cts, approximate colour G-H and clarity SI1, total length 170mm.
Buy Now for $22,500
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A FLORAL DIAMOND RING IN 18CT ROSE AND WHITE GOLD
With diamonds totalling 3.17cts, approximate colour F-G and clarity clarity VS, ring size M.
Buy Now for $3,000
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A PAIR OF FRESH WATER PEARL EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Each comprising a baroque pearl to hook fittings.
Buy Now for $260
SOLD!


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A FRESH WATER PEARL PENDANT IN IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The pearl drop measuring 11.5mm, surmounted by a small round brilliant cut diamond.
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With diamonds totalling 2.10cts, approximate colour F and clarity VS, ring size M.
Buy Now for $2,800
SOLD!


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A PAIR OF FLORAL CLUSTER EARRINGS IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Each set with old European diamonds totalling 1.50cts, to screw back fittings.
Buy Now for $5,000
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A COLOURED AND WHITE DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING
Centrally set with a green / yellow coloured diamond of 0.52cts, GIA report number 2173606982, surrounded by 0.76cts of white diamonds, approximate colour G and clarity VS, to a circular onyx plaque, ring size K.
Buy Now for $7,250
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A DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Comprising forty six round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 8.86cts, approximate colour K-L and clarity clarity SI2-P1, total length of 180mm.
Buy Now for $9,500
SOLD!


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A DIAMOND ILLUSION SET RING IN 14CT WHITE GOLD
Featuring twelve princess cut diamonds totalling 1.12cts, approximate colour G-H and clarity VS, with a further 0.85cts diamonds to the shank, ring size N.
Buy Now for $2,600
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A FRESH WATER PEARL PENDANT IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The white baroque pearl measuring 14.8mm, with bail fitting.
Buy Now for $260
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A DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
The foliate ring set with white and cognac coloured diamonds totalling 1.00ct, ring size O.
Buy Now for $1,600
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A FLOWER RING WITH PINK SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS IN 18CT ROSE AND WHITE GOLD
Comprising four pear cut diamonds and four pear cut pink sapphires, with central oval cut pink sapphires to an diamond setting, ring size N.
Buy Now for $4,000
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AN ART DECO STYLE DIAMOND DRESS RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Of crossover design, comprising round brilliant and princess cut diamonds totalling 1.10cts, ring size N.
Buy Now for $2,400
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A FLUORITE, DIAMOND AND ONYX COCKTAIL RING IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
Featuring a large blue fluorite of approximately 13.33cts, surrounded by alternating diamond and onyx panels, diamonds totalling 0.46cts, ring size L.
Buy Now for $3,800
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A GEM-SET LEOPARD BROOCH IN 18CT WHITE GOLD
With blue sapphires totalling 0.88cts, and yellow sapphires totalling 2.86cts, the leopard sitting on a circular faceted lapis lazuli. 50 x 35mm.
Buy Now for $4,800
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Jewels & Timepieces – Everything You Need to Know

Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 10.06.15 AMAUCTION NAME AND CODE
Jewels & Timepieces
Sydney, Simulcast Melbourne
LJ8177

View catalogue >    View flipbook catalogue >


WHERE AND WHEN CAN I VIEW THE AUCTION?

Online
A full colour catalogue is here.

Printed Catalogues
Catalogues are limited and are available at the viewing by registration.

Viewing Days
Melbourne | 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra, 3141
Wednesday 24 May 9am – 8pm
Thursday 25 May 10am -4pm
Friday 26 May 10am-4pm
Saturday 27 May 10am-5pm
Sunday 28 May 10am-5pm

Viewing Days
Sydney | 39 Queen Street Woollahra, 2025
Friday 2 June 10am-4pm
Saturday 3 June 10am-4pm
Sunday 4 June 10am-4pm


AUCTION LOCATION AND TIME
Monday 5 June at 6pm
Function Room, The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
14 Queen Street Woollahra, 2025

SIMULCAST – MELBOURNE
333 Malvern Road South Yarra, 3141
Monday 5 June at 6pm
Doors open at 5.30pm.

If you can’t attend the auction in Sydney, we invite you to attend our simulcast in Melbourne. Attend our Melbourne rooms and register to bid during the Simulcast. One of our experienced staff will relay your bidby phone to the auction room in Sydney. We will be serving wine by Fermoy throughout the evening.

*The speed and duration of auctions depends on bidding interest and volume and can vary dramatically. As a general rule, auctions of this nature, sell at approximately 60 lots per hour. We recommend you do not try and time your lot but rather provide yourself plenty of additional time.


SPECIAL NOTICE ABOUT THIS AUCTION

Viewing
Please note that there will be no viewing on the day of the auction

Payment and Collections
There will be no payment or collections on the day of the auction, in Sydney or Melbourne. Payment and collections can be made from the day after the auction, Tuesday 6 June.

39 Queen Street, Woollahra from 9am to 5pm.
333 Malvern Road, South Yarra from 10am to 5pm


HOW CAN I BID AT THIS AUCTION?
All intending purchasers must register to bid for this auction.

In Room
Attend the auction in Sydney or the simulcast in Melbourne and bid in person simply by registering during the viewing or on the day of the auction.

Online in Real-Time (through Invaluable)
If you can’t attend the auction, you can bid from the comfort of your own home or office and enjoy an audio visual experience that is the closest thing to being there. Simply register to bid online at Invaluable and note that an additional fee of 5% applies to all successful Invaluable bids.

Absentee Bid
If you can’t attend the auction, fill out an absentee bidding form and return to Leonard Joel staff. Alternatively you can place absentee bids via the Leonard Joel website.

* Bids will be executed free of charge and at the lowest possible price. Absentee bids will also be accepted throughout the auction from those attending the auction in person.
*Please note that your online bidding number cannot be used In Room

Telephone Bid

If you can’t attend the auction simply register to bid with one of our experienced staff by phone. Bids will be executed free of charge and at the lowest possible price but telephone bidders must be willing to bid at or above the low estimate. Telephone bidding is limited and if too many requests are received on a single lot, we will recommend absentee or online bidding instead. Phone bids will be accepted until 12pm on the day of the auction.


FEES, CHARGES AND PAYMENT METHODS
All purchases are subject to a 24% buyer’s premium, inclusive of GST
All credit card payments are subject to the following fees:
American Express 2.15% MasterCard & Visa 1.65%.
Leonard Joel accepts the following methods of payment: cash, direct deposit, bank cheque, personal cheques* and credit cards.

Bank Transfer: Account Name: Leonard Joel Pty Ltd BSB Number: 303-111 Account No: 1304963
Please ensure you quote the invoice number on your deposit so our Accounts Department can allocate your payment.
*Personal cheques must be cleared before collection


WHERE TO PAY AND COLLECT YOUR PURCHASES
In Sydney: All payments and & payment and collections can be made from the day after the auction at 39 Queen Street Woollahra from 9am to 5pm.
In Melbourne: Items purchased during the auction will be available for collection from 10am on Tuesday 6 June
All purchases must be settled and collected by Friday 9 June


SHIPPING AND TRANSPORTATION

Shipping of all purchases is the responsibility of the Buyer and at the buyer’s risk. For a list of recommended carriers please see our website under Recommended Carriers.
Purchasers in Sydney can collect their settled purchases from our Sydney office from Tuesday 6 June 2017.


CONTACT

Kerry Dobson, Jewellery Administrator
03 8825 5607 | 02 9362 9045 | kerry.dobson@leonardjoel.com.au

Weekly Sydney Jewels Valuation Days

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Leonard Joel is pleased to announce weekly Wednesday Jewellery valuation days at our Sydney office offering complimentary market appraisals and consigning for auction.

Robert Haigh, Senior Jewellery Specialist, will be visiting our Sydney office on Wednesday and consigning for our upcoming Jewels auction. If you have a piece or collection you would like to include, please contact us to book an appointment.

Enquiries & Appointment Booking
Sydney Office | Timothy Nicol | 02 9362 9045 | email


Illustrated: AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, SOLD FOR $18,600 IBP >

20 Jewels That You May Have Missed

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AN AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND SUITE
Estimate $ 14,000-18,000 >


40410456

AN AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND RING
Estimate $ 14,000-18,000 >


40410614

AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
Estimate $ 50,000-60,000 >


40410615

A PINK TOURMALINE AND DIAMOND BRACELET
Estimate $ 32,000-46,000 >


40414429

A PATEK PHILIPPE GONDOLO WRISTWATCH
Estimate $ 12,000-15,000 >


40415238

AN EXCEPTIONAL SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
Estimate $ 6,500-8,000 >


40415239

A BAROQUE SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND RING
Estimate $ 1,400-1,800 >


40415994

A DIAMOND RING BY CARTIER
Estimate $ 10,000-14,000 >


40416936

AN IMPRESSIVE EMERALD AND DIAMOND DRESS RING
Estimate $ 30,000-40,000 >


40417937

A PAIR OF SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000 >


40418580

A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
Estimate $ 14,000-18,000 >


40418787

TWO GOLD AND DIAMOND RINGS BY CARTIER
Estimate $ 7,000-9,000 >


40418790

A FINE STRAND OF SOUTH SEA PEARLS BY AUTORE
Estimate $ 50,000-60,000 >


40423302

A CEYLON SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
Estimate $ 20,000-30,000 >


40425943

A SOUTH SEA PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT
Estimate $ 10,000-12,000 >


40426225

A HAPPY DIAMONDS PENDANT NECKLACE BY CHOPARD
Estimate $ 6,000-8,000 >


40426241

A GOLD NECKLACE AND BRACELET BY TIFFANY & CO.
Estimate $ 7,000-9,000 >


40426311

AN IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN WRISTWATCH
Estimate $ 8,000-12,000 >


40426429

A DIAMOND LINE BRACELET BY BROWNS
Estimate $ 6,000-8,000 >


40427368

A LARGE TANZANITE AND DIAMOND RING
Estimate $ 10,000-16,000 >

Sydney Jewels Valuation Day

coverLeonard Joel is pleased to announce that Robert Haigh, Senior Jewellery Specialist, Resident Gemmologist and Diamond Technologist will be visiting our Sydney office and conducting complimentary market appraisals of DIAMONDS and consigning for our quarterly Jewels auctions. Please contact Robert to book an appointment.

Robert Haigh
03 8825 5618 | robert.haigh@leonardjoel.com.au

Jewels Now Accepting Consignments

rgcvxWe are currently inviting consignments for our upcoming September Jewels auction.
If you have an item or collection that you would like to include, please contact us directly!
John D’Agata | National Head of Jewellery | 03 8825 5605 | email

5 Easy Steps to Buying Jewellery at Auction

Screen Shot 2016-03-23 at 4.40.02 PMSTEP 1: Viewing prior to auction

A good place to first consider and select pieces of interest is by looking at the online catalogue. If possible you should attend a viewing and carefully inspect each item of interest you’ve selected from the online catalogue. If you can’t attend in person you can call or email with any questions about an item. Good general questions to ask include the quality of manufacture, whether any reports are held on the gems and the general condition of an item.

It is vert important you satisfy yourself as to the current condition of an item before bidding. The jewellery offered at Leonard Joel can be anything from ‘as new’ condition to un-repairable and it is too late after bidding to decide that you are not satisfied with a piece’s condition. If a jewellery description has ‘A/F’ at the end, it means the item has one or more serious condition issues.

For the Fine Jewellery sale and pieces of higher value, it is sensible to request a condition report by email. The specialist will check and send you a report, endeavouring to cover in more detail the condition of the piece. This will point out identifiable modifications such as abraded or replaced gems, repairs, dints, scratches etc.

Once you have satisfied yourself as to the condition and quality of the piece you may bid with confidence.


STEP 2:
Methods of bidding

There are four primary ways of bidding with Leonard Joel.

Attending the auction in person

When the auction commences the lot number and a description of the item being sold are read out. When the lot you are interested in is reached, the auctioneer with call for a bid and incrementally raise the bidding until the item is sold at the fall of the hammer. The auctioneer will clearly indicate if the bid is with or against you. Indicate a clear bid to the auctioneer and if they have not seen you, make sure you get their attention before the hammer falls. Most auctioneers will not reopen the bidding after the hammer falls. Attending the auction is the traditional and many feel the most enjoyable way of securing items at auction.

Telephone Bidding 

Telephone bidding is a service provided for all catalogue auctions. Having made prior arrangements to bid by telephone, a staff member will contact you on your nominated number, just prior to reaching the lot you are interested in. They will
inform you of each bid made and ask if you would like to make a bid at the amount being called for by the auctioneer. They will then communicate your bids to the auctioneer. Phone bidding is reserved for serious interest in an item above the low-end estimate. If you interest is at the low-end estimate or below then absentee biddingwould be more appropriate.

Absentee Bidding

Absentee bidding is where you have decided the maximum price you would pay for an item. This bid is put onto the auctioneer’s sheets who will execute it on your behalf. The auctioneer is the only person able to see your maximum bid.  If there are two absentee bids of the same amount the bidder who lodged their bid first would be successful. Leonard Joel guarantees a fair and transparent process.

Live Online Bidding 

All Leonard Joel’s auctions are conducted with a live stream online and those registered can bid online. The provider used by Leonard Joel is Invaluable. The bids are communicated live through a Leonard Joel console operator in the auction room to the auctioneer. Once registered you can bid on any item of interest in that auction by streaming it live. All pertinent information such as the current bid and what the next bid would be is provided, with audible tones to assist. This method   requires quick thinking and prompt bidding as there can be a slight delay from the time of pressing the button at your end, to the bid being communicated to the auctioneer.

STEP 3: Register for the auction

Registering for bidding simply requires your name and address, to adequately identify you and a credit card reference. The credit card is for security, and will only be charged where payment is not made in the allocated period after the auction. Registration can be made at Leonard Joel reception prior to the auction or online.

If you wish to bid live online you will need to set this up separately through Invaluable.

STEP 4: Deciding what bid to leave or setting a limit

The unknown factor is what an item will sell for and this can be difficult to predict, as much depends on the market on the day. An estimate is only a guide. Some items may greatly exceed their estimated value, whilst others may not reach it. Leaving an absentee bid allows you to set the limit prior to the auction and the auctioneer does the rest. With all other methods of bidding at a live auction, the number of bids and how far it goes is completely in your hands. Setting yourself an upper limit is a good strategy as auctions can be highly charged.  Always remember that a 22% buyer’s premium is added to the hammer price of all items sold at Leonard Joel. For example if the hammer falls at $1000, you will pay $1220.

STEP 5: Payment and Collection 

Once the highest bid has been secured for the item at auction, the successful purchaser can pay and then collect it, provided payment has been cleared. If you are interstate or unable to collect your item, Leonard Joel can assist with organizing postage, or packaging of items for courier collection. The cost will   depend on the type of postage or delivery method requested.


DSC_1581If you have any questions about how to buy Jewels at auction or any other queries, please contact:

Robert Haigh
Senior Jewellery Specialist and Resident Gemmologist and Diamond Technologist
03 8825 5618 | robert.haigh@leonardjoel.com.au

All that Glitters is GOLD

40336946The romance and lure of gold is enhanced by its historic use as a storehouse of wealth. Gold’s value is intrinsic. Its value is a measure of the true wealth and the stability of national currencies the world over. Throughout history, numerous currencies have become worthless or devalued, yet gold has remained an international currency.

This precious metal cannot be created or destroyed or altered. It forever remains one of the most liquid investments with no geographic boundaries. Gold is bought, sold, traded, and stored in most parts of the world.

FINENESS

Since ancient times the purity of gold has been defined by the term Carat, 24 Carat is regarded as pure gold which is 24 parts of 24 are gold. Gold purity may also be described by its fineness, which is the amount of pure gold in parts per 1000. For example, a gold ring of 22 carats containing 916 fine gold has 916 parts (91.6%) gold and 84 parts (8.4 %) of other base metals. It is important to remember the more gold content the softer the piece of jewellery.

Gold comes in a number of different carats – 8CT 9CT, 10CT, 12CT 14CT, 15CT, 18CT, 22CT, 24CT. Sometimes they may be stamped with their carat weight sometimes their purity. Gold stamping is a worldwide process and standard that helps identify the pureness of the gold. However not all items are stamped with the carat of gold which is where gold testing comes into place. This is done either by acid testing or more recently by XRF testing in which the exact chemical composition and make up of a piece can be determined.

ALLOYS40394919

Gold comes in many different colours which are derived by mixing gold with other metals to produce an alloy which is a mixture of two or more metals. Throughout history, most people have preferred the colour of gold jewellery to remain close to that of pure gold itself, and so most jewellery has historically been made using yellow gold alloys such as copper and silver. Other common components are nickel, zinc, and palladium to produce white alloys.

A FEW GOLD TRICKS FOR THE UNWARY

Below is some of the terminology used to describe gold jewellery that is not quite what it seems.

Gold front and back – this is often seen on lockets when the front and back or outside of the locket is gold but the inside is plated.

Gold plating – the items is made of base metal with a thin layer of gold over the top.

Silver gilt – the item is made of silver with thin layers of gold over the top.

Rolled gold – layer of gold is rolled onto the sheet of metal such as copper like Sheffield plate.

Gold filled- base metal with gold sheets soldered to each side.

Gold lined – cheaper and thinner version of gold filled used in Victorian times of mass produced jewellery.

Pinchbeck– used in Victorian times with brass and 12-15% zinc.

Leonard Joel is well qualified in identifying all of these gold compositions, and has specialist knowledge in what to look for when buying and selling gold and verify what you have. Remember that not everything stamped as gold is always gold. Consideration must also be given to heft, smell, finish and wear. We are always well informed of gold trends, markets and prices. We have many clients who buy well- made gold jewellery for investment purposes, often only paying a fraction above the base gold price, they are able to purchase something that can be worn and enjoyed and yet still holds or increases value. It is difficult to think of any other commodity that possesses such beauty and rarity yet practicality.


Caroline Tickner
Jewellery Insurance Valuer for Leonard Joel
Gemmologist, Diamond Technician and Registered Jewellery Valuer with NCJV
caroline.tickner@leonardjoel.com.au

 

A Family Collection of Jewels

2050The collection includes Burmese jewellery set with coloured gemstones including sapphire and ruby, many set into high carat gold, with some in pure gold.

There are a number of pieces of extremely rare and sought-after Jadeite jewellery.

The collection also has some exceptional items of European jewellery.

The sale will be auctioned on Thursday 21 April at 10.30am. Viewing will be on Wednesday 20 April from 9am – 8pm.

If you would like more information regarding this collection please contact the jewellery administrator:
Alana Mission | (03) 8825 5607 | email

 

“My personal favourite in the collection is an impressive dress ring set with a Ceylonese sapphire of warm cornflower blue colour andextenuating diamonds to each shoulder.”

-Robert Haigh, Manager, Senior Jewellery specialist