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Holiday Gift Ideas: 5 Perfect Jewelry Finds at Auction

Find a unique, thoughtful gift for a person you love and experience the thrill of buying at auction! Whether you’re shopping for your wife, husband, mom, dad, or a good friend, the Skinner Fine Jewelry auction on December 10, 2013 offers a plethora of beautiful and stylish choices. Here are a few of our favorite picks.

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Ring, Cartier (Lot 785, Estimate $80,000-$120,000)

Art Deco Platinum and Diamond Ring, Cartier (Lot 785, Estimate $80,000-$120,000)

18kt Gold and Stainless Steel 'Daytona Cosmograph' Wristwatch, Rolex (Lot 323, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

18kt Gold and Stainless Steel ‘Daytona Cosmograph’ Wristwatch, Rolex (Lot 323, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

1. For your Significant Other

Fine Diamonds

This Art Deco Diamond Solitaire by Cartier is the ring for the lady looking for a rare piece, not available in any fine jewelry salon. The center stone is a 5.25 cts. modified marquise, referred to by the diamond trade as a moval. This old style of cut produces a nice fat stone with an open culet that is not quite a marquise, but not an oval. When buying a diamond of size, look for one with a GIA certificate. This ring’s GIA certificate states that the diamond is a G color, VS1 clarity.

…or a Sporty Watch

18kt Gold Pendant Necklace, Wander, France (Lot 709, Estimate $10,000-$15,000)

18kt Gold Pendant Necklace, Wander, France (Lot 709, Estimate $10,000-$15,000)

Smart phones and tablets become obsolete in a few short years, but a fine watch lasts a lifetime. If you’re shopping for a husband or boyfriend, this Rolex Daytona is one of the most sought-after styles currently in production. Originally crafted to meet the demands of professional race car drivers, this iconic watch can measure average speeds up to 400 miles per hour, and is named for the famous annual race in Daytona Beach, Florida.

2. For the Fashionista

Bold and Beautiful

The fashionista will make an entrance wearing this impressive gold pendant necklace by the famous jewelry house Wander & Co. and sold at their Paris salon. This necklace represents the less formal, chic modern styles of the 70s epitomized by famous fashionistas such as Jane Birkin.

3. For Mom

Platinum, Carved Gemstone, and Diamond Bracelet (Lot 768, Estimate $25,000-$35,000)

Platinum, Carved Gemstone, and Diamond Bracelet (Lot 768, Estimate $25,000-$35,000)

Timeless and Stylish

Mom will adore this custom-made bracelet in the tutti fruitti style. With beautifully matched fluted emeralds as the centerpiece of a ruby, sapphire, and diamond strap, this design is a take on an art deco style by Cartier.

4. For Dad

Luxury with a Touch of Humor

Your dad or another lucky guy in your life may seem to have everything already, but I bet he doesn’t have a set of 18kt gold nut and bolt cuff links! These fantastic pieces from Verdura actually function as a nut and bolt, and will perfectly complement formal attire for a guy who’d rather be tinkering in the garage.

5. For You!

A Vintage Look for a Holiday Party

While you’re shopping for everyone else in your life, why not pick up something for yourself? You’ll stand out at your next holiday gathering with these antique diamond ear pendants and coach covers. The set comes in its original fitted box from Palmer Batchelder & Co. in Boston, and was probably made around 1880. The ear pendants are meant to be worn with the covers over the diamonds during the day time for a casual look. Before going out in the evening, you remove the gold covers and let the diamonds shine!

18kt Gold Nut and Bolt Cuff Links, Verdura (Lot 691, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

18kt Gold Nut and Bolt Cuff Links, Verdura (Lot 691, Estimate $2,000-$3,000)

Fine Pair of Antique Gold and Diamond Earpendants and Coach Covers (Lot 498, Estimate $12,000-$15,000)

Fine Pair of Antique Gold and Diamond Earpendants and Coach Covers (Lot 498, Estimate $12,000-$15,000)

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