An Emperor's Ring, Designer Pieces, Diamonds and Gem-Set Jewelry Star in Rago's June 7 & 9 Auctions

  • LAMBERTVILLE, New Jersey
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  • May 24, 2019

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Lot 1037 - GEORGIAN ROSE-CUT DIAMOND BUTTON RING (once belonging to Emperor Maximilain I of Mexico) Est. $45,000 - 65,000
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Lot 1523 - 3.99 CTS. TW. THROUGHOUT FANCY YELLOW DIAMOND EARRINGS Est. $18,000 - 24,000
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Lambertville, NJ - Rago Auctions presents a sale of fine and important jewelry on Sunday, June 9, preceded by a sale of jewelry sold without reserve on Friday, June 7. The catalog is available in print and online as of May 20. Previews begin June 1.

Unreserved Jewelry: Friday, June 9 at 10AM, 579 lots

Antique and modern jewelry, watches and luxury accessories sold without reserve. Highlights include gold and diamond rings, signed and gem-set jewelry, and costume jewelry.

Fine & Antique Jewelry: Sunday, June 9 at 10AM, 594 lots

A diverse offering of fine, antique and modern jewelry including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco designs, important signed works, substantial diamond and gemstone jewelry, as well as loose gemstones, watches, accessories and objets de vertu. This lovely sale will present works by Cartier, Bvlgari, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and David Webb, among others.

Highlights include: lot 1037, a rose-cut diamond button ring, the central diamond of which once belonged to the last Emperor of Mexico, Maximilian I; lot 1096, an Art Deco engagement ring with a 4.89 carat center stone in the original box; lot 1133, a Tiffany & Co. Art Deco coral & diamond necklace; lot 1190, a Rolex “Stella” yellow gold Oyster Perpetual day-date chronometer watch; lot 1286, a gem-set yellow gold crown; lot 1353, an enameled yellow gold and ruby frog brooch by David Webb; lot 1380, a Bvlgari rubellite tourmaline, peridot & pearl collar necklace; and lot 1382, a yellow gold “Manchette” cuff bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels.

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Auction Exhibition/Preview/Bidding

Saturday, June 1 through Wednesday, June 5, 12-5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 12-7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 12-5 p.m. Also by appointment. Doors open at 9 a.m. on sale days.

Preview Reception on Thursday, June 6. The auction house opens at noon, reception begins at 5 p.m. RSVP: 609.397.9374, ext. 125 or

Rago is located midway between NYC (1 hr. 15 min) and Philadelphia (50 min). Directions online at

For those unable to attend, telephone/absentee bidding available at 609.397.9374. Online bidding available at


Printed catalogues are available for purchase at the auction house, by calling 609.397.9374 or by emailing a request to

View a complete online catalogue with color images at and, online now.

Nicholas Fonteix
Rago Arts and Auction Center

Rago Arts and Auction Center
333 N. Main Street
Lambertville, New Jersey

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