Collect.com Auctions’ Premier Jewelry Auction now open for bidding An exceptional Jadeite collection and items from the Stuart Freeman Collection among 627 lots now open for bid at Collect.com/Auctions. A free catalog is available for download. Auction closes Nov. 11
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IOLA, Wis. – An exceptional Jadeite collection and items from N.Y.C. designer Stuart Freeman are just some of the 627 remarkable lots now open for bids in Collect.com Auctions Premier Jewelry Auction. A free, full color catalog is available for download at Collect.com/Auctions. The auction closes Nov. 11.
Jewelry specialist Kathy Flood, in partnership with Collect.com Auctions, has compiled a blockbuster sale stocked with fine jadeite, fine costume jewelry including, diamond, silver, gold, celebrity couture, as well as Victorian, Art Deco and cameos.
An impressive collection of guaranteed-natural untreated Burmese jadeite should interest all those collectors fascinated by the valuable gem of the East — but concerned about buying because so much treated material floods the market. The highest-quality and most colorful (green, red, orange, lavender, ice white) array of jadeite will headline the sale. For many pieces, this is the first time ever offered on the market.
Among the stellar jadeite collection, one double strand of graduated apple-green beads with diamond-platinum clasp is the prize of one woman’s carefully built collection, with the unimpeachable provenance from San Francisco’s famed Gump’s luxury goods estate department.
“To be honest, I didn’t fully grasp how deep passions run for jade, despite reviewing astronomical auction results – until the 4th edition of Warman’s Jewelry debuted,” said Flood, author of Warman’s Costume Jewelry and former Chicago Tribune columnist. “There had been a desire among many jewelry lovers to understand jadeite, and in this auction bidders can enjoy full confidence in what they win, without worrying about risking an expensive mistake.”
The auction includes vintage and contemporary jadeite in a spectacular array of colors, one group from a family of long-time collectors, as well as Mason-Kay, one of the top names in jade in America.
“Fine jadeite lots open as low as $75,” Flood said. “This truly is a market event no serious or casual jadeite admirer can afford to miss.”
Flood is a journalist, author and owner of several internet jewelry shops. Her latest book, Warman’s Jewelry 4th Edition, from Krause Publications, showcases many of the most popular categories in the auction: jade, pearls, diamonds, figurals, Victorian, Bakelite, designer pieces, silver and more.
“With some fun lots opening at $25,” Flood said, “the auction really is for everyone. One of the most … ‘touching’ collections includes never-worn costume pieces from 1959, originally from a Wisconsin shop and now back home again half a century later. Costume-jewelry collectors will enjoy dating jewelry specifically to 1959.
A collection from dealer Linda Lombardo’s shop Worn to Perfection, offers delicious Art Deco, Victorian, Miriam Haskell, DeLizza & Elster. It also features a French, cut-celluloid pin from her own collection, which was featured in Warman’s Jewelry. Also from France, the sale offers an incredible Hanna Bernhard pink flamingo. And a hot 1960s poured-glass necklace from Paris.