Most auction houses now conduct online auctions of jewelry as well as the big, exciting auction events where buyers or their representatives congregate, breathe the same air and get collectively involved in bidding for the item that has caught their eye.
A few examples from Christies, of items in an online auction now in progress are listed below. There are yet a few days before the online bidding for these items concludes, so you can get online yourself and bid, or at least watch and follow an item to its eventual sale (or passing in).
Doesn’t that sound like fun? Well – here goes; it’s Christies Jewels Online Part 1 and Part 2, and it ends June 21-22, 2017. I have linked the lot number in each item description to the auction bid page for that item. Three items for sale online are listed below and on the next pages.
Buccellati set of emerald, cultured pearl and diamond jewelry, comprising a brooch and earrings of floral design
Lot 249 (4 days 9 hours to go, at the time of writing)
Starting Bid: USD 4,000
Estimate: USD 4,000 – 6,000
Property from a New Jersey Private Collection
Metal: 18k yellow gold and silver (tested)
Diamonds: Approximately 115 rose cut diamonds
Stones: 4 cultured pearls, one oval cabochon emerald
Size/Dimensions: Brooch 7 x 2.5 cm, earrings 2 x 1.2 cm
Gross Weight: 29.8 grams
The next online auction item, on the next page (see link below).
Images and information courtesy Christies