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Colombian emerald and diamond ring may rise to $60K

The three-day Summer Catalog Auction being presented by Leland Little Auctions, June 11-14, with online bidding facilitated by Invaluable, features hundreds of lots of vintage wine, stunning accessories including a Colombian emerald and diamond ring, a selection of watercolor and oil paintings, and even a Mercedes Benz car.

BOSTON -- Invaluable and Leland Little Auctions, of North Carolina, recently announced a Summer Catalog Auction by Leland Little Auctions. The three-day sale, taking place June 11-13, will feature a

Emerald and diamond ring

This platinum ring features one round mixed cut Colombian emerald weighing 15.49 carats, and is framed by (14) pear cut diamonds weighing approximately 4.90 total carats. The ring may see between $40,000 and $60,000 during the June 11-13 auction. (All photos courtesy Leland Little Auctions)

selection of fine wines and vintage spirits, fine estate jewelry and watches, furniture and fine and decorative art from a variety of important estates and collections.

“Leland Little Auctions is one of the premier auction houses in the US, and the merchandise they offer as part of their auction sales has proven to be extremely popular with Invaluable bidders,” said Rob Weisberg, Invaluable CEO. “We are looking forward to offering online bidding on their upcoming Summer Catalog Auction, and expect to see significant turnout from Invaluable bidders participating in this sale."

The three-day auction will kick off with rare and fine wine featuring a Vintage Spirits session on Thursday, June 11, at 6:00 p.m. ET. The Rare & Fine Wine department at Leland Little Auctions is known for offering the largest wine auctions in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, and the upcoming sale will feature more than 300 lots. Fine and rare wine highlights from the session include 12 bottles of a Vintage 2004, Chateauneuf du Pape, estimated at $1,900 - $2,200; six bottles of a Vintage 2006 Opus One, which are estimated to realize $1,000 - $1,300 and eight bottles of a Vintage 2001 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia, estimated at $900 - $1,200. Noteworthy vintage spirits offered as part of the session include a bottle of Vintage 1969 Glenlivit Whiskey, estimated at $500 - $750 and a bottle of Martell VSOP Cognac, estimated at $500 - $750.

The sale will continue on Friday, June 12,at 1:00pm ET, with the Fine Estate Jewelry & Watches session. Featuring more than 175 lots, particularly noteworthy items from this session include a Colombian Emerald and Diamond Ring, which is estimated to realize $40,000 - $60,000, as well as a Cartier Lady’s Baignoire Watch, estimated at $6,000 - $12,000. The sale also features a Platinum Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch, estimated at $5,000 - $10,000 and an Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring, estimated at $3,500 - $6,000.

The auction will continue later in the evening at 6:00 p.m. ET, with the 20th Century Arts & Design session, featuring the oil painting Red Landscape by Hale Woodruff, which is expected to realize $15,000 - $20,000. Additional lots of note include an untitled print by Luis Gonzalez Palma from the Portfolio "Quietly, She Contemplates Her Solitude,” which is estimated at $6,000 - $9,000; and oil painting Macetas by Eduardo Abela, which is expected to realize $5,000 - $7,000.

The final day of the auction will feature the Fine & Decorative Arts session, taking place on Saturday, June 13, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Highlights of the sale include a 1966 Mercedes Benz 250 SE Cabriolet and a 1937 Ford Oze Custom Street Rod, both estimated at $30,000 - $50,000. Additional lots of note include the oil painting Coucher de Soleil Sur La Riviere by Henri Lebasque, which is estimated to realize $20,000 - $40,000, the watercolor Venice by Jean Dufy, which is expected to realize $10,000 - $20,000, and oil painting City II by Boris Gurvich, also estimated at $10,000 - $20,000.

For more information or to see the fully illustrated catalog and bid online, please visit

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