HARRISBURG, Pa. — A 2.86 CTW Diamond Filigree Ring in platinum sold for $6,000 while an 8 Carat Opal Victorian Brooch in 14K Gold drew $1,100 at Cordier Auctions’
Jewelry, Sterling, and Coin Auction on December 8. Other highlights were a 4 CTW Diamond & Sapphire Deco Circle Pin at $3,100 and a 114 piece Alvin Sterling Flatware Set at $2,200. The 506 lot auction was held in the company’s auction house located at 1500 Paxton Street in Harrisburg.
The multi-consignor sale featured items from multiple consignors including a large local estate. Over 60 people were in attendance at the auction in addition to phone and absentee bidders, while 142 bidders were registered to bid via the internet. Prices quoted are hammer prices.
Diamonds drew bids early in the auction as a 4 CTW Diamond & Sapphire Circle Pin in Platinum sparked excitement in the room. After heavy bidding, the winner was in the room with a bid of $3,100, only slightly higher than the pre-sale estimate. A 2.86 CTW Diamond Filigree Ring in Platinum also drew heavy bidding, once again the winner was in the room at $6,000, exceeding the estimate of $2,500-$4,500. A 1.03 Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring in 14K Gold also went to the room for $2,500, within estimate of $2,000-$3,000. A .62 CTW Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band in 14K Gold hammered down to the room at $1,000, over the estimate of $500-700.
Other gemstones garnered interest as well including a Star Sapphire and Diamond Ring in Platinum that brought heavy bidding in the room; the ring hammered down at $1,600, well over the $200-$300 estimate. An 18K Tourmaline Fashion Ring brought $700 on an estimate of $500-700. An Antique Garnet & Pearl Filigree Ring sold to an internet bidder for $225, slightly over the estimate.
One highlight was an 8 Carat Opal Victorian Brooch that saw heavy bidding before selling to an internet bidder for $1,100 (estimated $450-$750). A 14K Slide Bracelet sold to the room for $1,200, just under the low estimate.
In Coins and Sterling, a set of Washington Quarters saw heavy bidding before selling to the room for $500 (estimate $300-$400). A Set of 100 Greatest Masterpiece Medals also drew attention, hammering down at $3,300 to a bidder in the room, just over the estimate. A 114 piece Alvin Sterling Flatware Set in the Princess Eugene pattern sold for $2,200 to an internet bidder, within the estimate.
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