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Ahlers & Ogletree's Jewelry & Gifting auction, held December 1st-2nd, featured many dazzling pieces
Featured were over 200 lots of studio couture jewelry and vintage designer fashion accessories from the estate of Vectra Orkin Barnette, plus fine jewelry from the estate of Fred Bentley, Sr. Internet bidding was available on several platforms.
By: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
Included in the auction were more than 200 lots of studio couture jewelry and vintage designer fashion accessories from the estate of Vectra Orkin Barnette – an avid lifetime collector of fine antiques and decorative arts from Italy, France and China – and fine jewelry from the estate of Fred Bentley, Sr. – the cherished local Atlanta politician, art collector, patriarch and philanthropist.
The platinum tested diamond Riviera (or Riverie) necklace was the auction's top lot. It boasted one round brilliant cut diamond weighing about 2.20 carats of VS-2 clarity and I/J color, plus 95 graduated round brilliant cut diamonds of VS-2/SI-1 clarity and H/I color, weighing approximately 24.00 ctw. The diamond clasp contained one marquise cut and six baguette cut diamonds weighing 0.15 ctw.
The never-worn 2019 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner "Hulk" stainless steel wristwatch was the sale's runner-up top lot. It featured a sapphire crystal, date window, luminous hour markers, an Oyster link bracelet with foldover fliplock closure, makers marks, an acid etched crown, and serial number to the interior of the bezel. The watch came with tag, card, papers and inner and outer box.
The Van Cleef & Arpels vintage Alhambra 18k yellow gold necklace, circa 1990s, featured 20 small textured quatrefoil stations having a small center polished gold sphere VCA, serial number, and fineness mark to the last station before clasp. The necklace, 31 ¼ inches long, weighed 56.5 grams.
Ahlers & Ogletree will greet the New Year with two auctions. The first is a New Year's Signature Estates & Collections auction on January 11th and 12th, starting at 10 am Eastern time, followed by a Rare Books & Documents auction from the estate of Fred Bentley, Sr., sometime in February (date and time TBD). Both will be held online and in the gallery at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd.
To learn more please visit www.aandoauctions.com.