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Gem Gossip Visits Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, IL

Victorian Earrings: Ton thirty, Moonstone Necklace: cheap jewelryWhole lot seventeen

Hen brooch: Ton 36, Insect brooch:Lot forty three

Amethyst dangle earrings: Lot 11

Cartier cigar band: Ton 214, snake ring: Large amount 24, emerald ring: Whole lot 49

Opal ring: Great deal 264, Elongated diamond ring: Whole lot 515, sapphire ring: Great deal 69

Georgian emerald bracelet: Lot four

Peridot necklace (will come with matching earrings): Great deal 27

Opal ring: Lot 264, Morganite ring: Whole lot 61

Turquoise and enamel brooch: Good deal 33A, blue enamel and diamond brooch: Ton fifty four, Georgian pearl brooch: Lot 31

Blue topaz collar necklace: Great deal 247

Aquamarine ring: Good deal 48, Moonstone ring: Large amount 260, Emerald & diamond ring: Great deal 57– Glass scarab ring: Whole lot 8, Amethyst ring: Lot 683, Fire opal ring: Large amount 5

Blue enamel (made to look like lapis) and diamond brooch:Great deal 54

Georgian emerald bracelet:Good deal four, Gothic Revival bracelet: Large amount 9, Emerald & diamond ring: Large amount forty nine

Peridot necklace and matching earrings suite:Large amount 27

Emerald & diamond ring: Large amount 12, Emerald & diamond dome lattice ring: Good deal 482A, oval opal ring: Ton 42

Oval opal ring:Lot 42, Emerald & diamond dome lattice ring:Great deal 482A,Emerald & diamond ring:Ton 12– Sapphire ring: Good deal Whole lot sixty nine,Elongated diamond ring:Large amount 515,Opal ring: Whole lot 264,

Moonstone Y-Necklace:Lot seventeen

Cartier cigar band:Lot 214

Gothic Revival bracelet:Lot 9

I couldn’t tell you how much I was looking forward to meeting the jewelry team behind the Fine Jewelry Department at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, IL. I’ve been in touch with the infamous windy-city based auction house since finding them online a few years ago. It started off with me registering to bid online at a few of their highlighted jewelry auctions, then I started to feature some of my favorite picks right here on Gem Gossip…then last year I consigned a ring of mine for Leslie Hindman to sell at auction. I was so pleased with how the whole fashion earringsexperience panned out, from beginning to end, that I yet again consigned another ring from my personal collection. And what a treat it was to visit in person! Looking through auction catalogs is probably one of my most favorite activities, and to have that experience come to life is a dream come true.

Just as Leslie Hindman Auctioneers seeks out the finest in art, furniture, decorative arts and jewelry, their loyal clients have been bidding with the auction house for years, and have a distinct eye for the best too! Imagine my excitement as I entered the building to find a live auction going on right in front of my eyes-can you believe I’ve never actually been to an auction in real time (besides the car auctions with my dad, but those are outside and umm, unrefined to say the least)?! I received the grand tour and timing was great because all the furniture, fine art and decorative pieces that were currently selling in the auction room were neatly displayed between two large, sun-filled rooms. It looked like walking through an interior decorator’sportfolio. I spotted some gold mirrors and portrait paintings that I couldn’t stop staring at, but headed toward the jewelry department to get down to business.

Leslie Hindman’s Fine Jewelry & Timepieces department consists of Alex Eblen, graduate gemologist and director, James Wallace, graduate gemologist and timepieces specialist, two account specialists Madeline Schroeder & Katie Meyer, another graduate gemologist Meredith Derman, and finally, a cataloguer and jewelry specialist Jamie Henderson. Everyone had set up my favorite jewels in a large spread, front and center of the jewelry department, waiting for their time to shine. This experience for me, is comparable to visiting a dog adoption center-these pieces of jewelry were once loved, worn, and for whatever reason need to find new homes. Just like a dogs, I can’t help but want to take everything home with me! Instead of “cute and cuddly,” the jewels are so gorgeous and jaw-dropping.

Speaking of the jewelry I got to see, everything will be auctioned off on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 starting at noon CST with the second round starting the following day at 10am, and ultimately complete when the last good deal is sold. This auction features 1,238 lots of some of the best pieces of fine jewelry, loose gemstones and timepieces. I’ve gone through and picked my favorites, which are seen here in these photos-a neat glimpse into seeing what the jewelry looks like on! I know every cataloguer in the game does the utmost to fully describe each item, including measurements of how wide and long pieces are, but it’s the buyers that can often overlook those details. I’ve been guilty of this myself-the garnet comet ring I bought at auction surprised me so much when I received it in the mail. It was WAY bigger than what I had thought it would be, even though the millimeter size of the stone was given. It ended up being a good surprise-and I hope these photos help put into perspective what each piece would look like on and how they could potentially fit into your collection!

Here’s all the important links you need to know if you plan on bidding at this sale.

Date: Day One April 23, 2017 NOON CST, Day Two April 24, 2017 10am CST

Link to online catalog

Link to register to bid online

Have questions? email someone from the jewelry department directly at jewelrycr@zglrihonepfw.com

1338 W Lake St.

Chicago, IL 60607

www.lesliehindman.com

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