This month our auctions brought in a plethora of sparkling pieces. But, as with every month, not all of them dazzled us. As we head into the cheeriest season of the year, we thought we’d have a laugh and consider the good, the bad, and the ugly of this month’s jewelry haul.
Whether you are a minimalist or a maximalist when it comes to jewelry, one thing is for certain: you can never go wrong with a classic piece. And last month, some of the best items we saw in our auctions were just that – classic pieces that will always be beautiful. Like the gorgeous radiant-cut ring with a diamond band (#) or the sleek look of a stainless steel Rolex Datejust (#), two items you can never go wrong with. And for those who like to glitz it up, there’s the fabulous diamond and pearl necklace (#) and the yellow diamond tennis bracelet (#). These are definitely the goods.
But for every good piece, there’s a baddie to match, and you can certainly go wrong with some of these. The 2.35-1.4 CT round diamond featured in the ring pictured below (#) might look great on its own, but smothered in a diamond and synthetic sapphire encrusted setting takes away from the diamond’s beauty and leaves you wondering what could have been for this ring. And while rubies and art deco design may, at one time, have made a perfect pair, the diamond and ruby jewelry set pictured below is anything but.
Have you ever seen someone wearing an outfit or accessory that made you ask “What were they thinking?” So have we, especially when we saw some of these over-the-top pieces last month. Of course, there is much to be said about the creativity and craftsmanship that went into these pieces, such as the diamond right-hand ring (#) and cocktail ring (#), but the end result is too much for our eyes to handle. And we hope that the seller of the gold Corum watch (#) can feel just as patriotic without the symbolic dial as they did with it.
Are you looking to replace or upgrade a piece of jewelry you have with something new and improved? Consider selling what you’ve got and buying something much more your style. Especially something you’d consider not “good”.
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