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HQ Jewelry and Luxury Items Auction (334 Lots)
by John Moran Auctioneers (#2677)
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    Auction Description for John Moran Auctioneers: HQ Jewelry and Luxury Items Auction
    Sale Notes
    www.johnmoran.com
    CONDITIONS OF SALE
    AUCTION HOUSE AS AGENT
    Except as otherwise stated, John Moran Auctioneers Moran's) acts as agent for the seller. The contract for the sale of the property is therefore made between the seller and the buyer.

    BEFORE THE AUCTION
    (a) Public Preview: All property is available for inspection by public preview during the day of auction. In many cases, particular lots can be examined in advance by private appointment. Prospective buyers are strongly encouraged to personally examine any property in which they are interested.
    (b) Buyer's Responsibility: Buyers are responsible for determining to their own satisfaction the true nature and condition of any lot prior to bidding. Though buyers are not legally required to inspect lots prior to purchase, failure to do so may constitute a waiver of complaint that an item was not delivered in a condition equal to the existent condition at the auction.
    (c) Property Sold 'As Is': Neither Moran's nor the seller provides any guarantee in relation to the nature of the property, or to any errors or omissions in the catalogue or supplemental material apart from the Limited Warranty stated below. Condition reports are offered as a courtesy and are typically published in Moran's catalogue or can be made available upon request. The absence of a condition report does not imply than an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of others.

    AT THE AUCTION
    (a) Admission: The auction is open to the public, though Moran's reserves the right to refuse admission or participation to anyone at any time. The auctioneer may be recorded (visually, aurally or otherwise) and all participants consent to such recording.
    (b) Buyer Registration: Prospective buyers must register with Moran's before bidding. Moran's may require identification and financial references in advance of buyer eligibility. Registered bidders accept personal liability to pay the purchase price, including the buyer's premium plus all applicable charges, unless Moran's agrees in advance that the bidder is acting as agent on behalf of an identified third party acceptable to Moran's. In such case, Moran's will look to the third party for payment.
    (c) Bidding Guidelines: Bidding, whether in person, by agent, absentee bid, telephone, or internet, constitutes a bidder's acceptance of these conditions. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer retains the absolute right to reject any bid, to withdraw, pass or divide any lots, to combine multiple lots, to advance the bidding at his or her absolute discretion and (in the case of error or dispute, whether during or after the sale) to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, cancel the sale or to re-offer and sell the lot in question. Under no circumstances are the consignors' or agents acting on their behalf, permitted to bid on their consignment. In the event of any dispute after the auction Moran's sale record shall be conclusive.
    (d) Absentee, Telephone and Internet Bidding: Moran's offers absentee, telephone and internet bidding as a convenience to clients and does not accept liability for errors or failures to execute such bids. Absentee and telephone bids must be recognized by Moran's prior to auction day. When identical absentee bids are submitted that become the highest bids at the auction, the bid first received by Moran's shall be accepted as the winning bid. Telephone bidders are encouraged to leave minimum bids in case of technical failure. Internet bidders are subject to an additional buyer's premium, as noted below.
    (e) Reserves: Unless indicated otherwise, lots may be offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. The reserve for any lot shall not exceed its published estimate. Moran's shall act to protect the reserve by bidding through the auctioneer, who may open bidding on any lot below the reserve by placing a bid on the seller's behalf. The auctioneer may continue to bid on behalf of the seller up to the reserve amount, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders. Lots without reserves are typically opened for bidding at 50% of their low estimate. In the absence of a bid at that level, the auctioneer may proceed backwards at his discretion or deem the lot unsold if a bid is not recognized.

    AFTER THE AUCTION
    (a) Payment and Title Transfer: The buyer agrees to pay the sum of the hammer price plus a premium of 20% (of the hammer price) when paying by check, cash, or wire transfer, or 22.5% if paying by credit card, together with any applicable tax. Please Note: Buyers from outside the continental United States must provide payment by Bank Wire Transfer. Buyers are strongly encouraged to provide full payment at the auction. Payment must be received by Moran's within the five business days immediately following the auction. The buyer shall not acquire title or take possession of the lot until all amounts (including the hammer price, premium and applicable taxes) due to Moran's have been paid in full.
    (b) Collection: Buyers are strongly encouraged to collect purchased items from the sale site at the time of the auction. Packing material and labor are provided free of charge at the sale site during the auction. The packing of purchased lots at the auction is undertaken by Moran's solely as a convenience to customers. Moran's is not liable for damage to glass or frames, except as a result of negligence on Moran's part, regardless of cause in connection with this courtesy service.
    (c) Storage: Following the auction, uncollected lots shall be relocated to and stored in Moran's warehouse. Moran's shall retain possession of all purchases until full payment has been received from the buyer. Lots remaining uncollected after the fifth business day following the sale, regardless of payment status, are subject to a per-lot daily storage charge of $10.00. In addition to other remedies available by law, Moran's reserves the right to impose upon delinquent buyers a separate 1% monthly charge (of the purchase price, or the maximum permitted by law) commencing on the sixth business day after the sale date.
    (d) Shipping: Buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping estimates and deliveries. Moran's in our discretion and as a courtesy to buyers, can arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded by a third party shipper at the request, expense and risk of the buyer. Moran's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by other packers or carriers, even if recommended by Moran's. Nor does Moran's assume any responsibility for any damage to picture frames or to the glass therein. In circumstances where Moran's arranges for such third party services, Moran's may apply an administration charge of 10% of that service fee.
    (e) All Sales Final: Notwithstanding other terms mentioned herein, refunds shall be given at Moran's sole discretion. Refunds requested on the grounds of authenticity must be made within 10 days of the auction and accompanied by a supporting written statement from a recognized authority (defined as a person who has authored, edited, or substantially contributed to a monograph on the artist, a person who has curated, organized or substantially contributed to a solo exhibition on the artist, a person who has represented the artist's estate or someone who represented or worked closely with the artist while they were alive and, in any of the above instances physically handled works of the period, medium and subject matter in question during the course of their duties) stating that the object sold is incorrect or not the work of the artist. Dealers, appraisers and representatives of other auction firms do not qualify as authenticators of individual artists unless they have had such specific involvement with that artist's work, as specified above, in addition to their daily duties. Refunded lots must be returned to Moran's in the same condition as when sold. Moran's does not grant extensions to refund considerations based upon authenticity due to shipping delays. There are no exceptions to this refund policy.

    LIABILITY AND LIMITED WARRANTY
    (a) Liability: The buyer expressly agrees that (i) neither Moran's nor the seller shall be liable, in whole or in part, for any special, indirect or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profits and (ii) the buyer's damages, if any, are limited exclusively to the original purchase price paid for the lot.
    (b) Limited Warranty: All property is sold as is. Neither Moran's nor the consignor or our associates make any representation, express or implied warranty (including merchantability and fitness) or guarantee in condition, size, provenance, medium, signature, inscription, exhibition history, importance, rarity, country of origin, age, genuineness, historical relevance, monetary or other value, framing or lack thereof, mounting, conservation, coloring, palette, inscription, edition, style, label or other descriptor. No statement in the catalogue, brochures, website, bill of sale or invoice, any supplementary material, or statements by any Moran's employee shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability.
    (c) Descriptions: No warranty, whether express or implied, is made with respect to any description contained in this auction or any second opinion. Any description of the items or second opinion is for the courtesy of identifying the items for those Bidders who do not have the opportunity to view the lots in person, and no description of items has been made part of the basis of the transaction or has created any express warranty that the goods would conform to any description made by the Auctioneer. Color variations can be expected in any electronic or printed imaging, and are not grounds for the return of any lot.
    (d) Estimates: All estimates provided are carefully considered opinions of Moran's specialists, and are merely suggested guidelines for interested buyers. Buyers must be aware that all property sold is subject to fluctuating values depending on the subjective interests of collectors and a wide variety of other uncontrollable factors. The lots auctioned may sell at prices above, within, or below estimate.
    (e) Notices, Demands and Refunds: Any demands for refunds, problems with the lot(s) sold or notices of any kind concerning the auction shall be in writing and addressed to John Moran Auctioneers, Inc, 735 West Woodbury Road, Altadena, California 91001.

    ADDITIONAL MATTERS
    (a) Copyright: The copyright on all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Moran's for this auction is and shall remain at all times the property of Moran's. Moran's and the seller make no representation or warranty that the buyer will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to a purchased lot.
    (b) Buyer's Breach of Conditions: If a buyer fails to comply with any of these conditions, Moran's may, in addition to asserting all remedies available by law, including the right to hold that buyer liable for the purchase price, (i) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer, (ii) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately upon notice to the buyer, or (iii) take such other action as we deem necessary or appropriate. If Moran's resells the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency between the original sale price and any subsequent mitigation sale, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorney's fees, commissions, incidental damages and all other charges due hereunder. In the event that such buyer pays a portion of the purchase price for any property, Moran's shall apply the payment received to such property that Moran's in our sole discretion, deems appropriate. Moran's shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in the State of California.
    (c) Severability: Should any of these conditions be deemed unenforceable, invalid or illegal in any court having jurisdiction, that part shall be discounted and shall have no effect on the enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein, which shall remain valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    (d) Jurisdiction: The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these conditions and the conduct of the auction shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of California. By bidding, whether in person or by agent, by absentee bid, telephone, internet or other means, the buyer shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of California or, if applicable, the federal courts sitting in this state. Further, the buyer agrees that the venue for any action arising out of the failure to abide by these conditions, or any conduct related to or arising out of the auction, shall be the Los Angeles Superior Court, Pasadena Branch located at 300 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California 91101 or the Federal Court Central District located at 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012-4793.
    TAXES
    Applicable California sales tax applies.
    CONTRACT
    Except as otherwise stated, John Moran Auctioneers (Moran's) acts as agent for the seller. The contract for the sale of the property is therefore made between the seller and the buyer.
    PAYMENT
    The buyer agrees to pay the sum of the hammer price plus a premium of 20% (of the hammer price) when paying by check, cash, or wire transfer, or 22.5% if paying by credit card, together with any applicable tax. Please Note: Buyers from outside the continental United States must provide payment via Bank Wire Transfer. Buyers are strongly encouraged to provide full payment at the auction. Payment must be received by Moran's within the five business days immediately following the auction. The buyer shall not acquire title or take possession of the lot until all amounts (including the hammer price, premium and applicable taxes) due to Moran's have been paid in full.
    SHIPPING
    Shipping: Buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping estimates and deliveries. Moran's in our discretion and as a courtesy to buyers, can arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded by a third party shipper at the request, expense and risk of the buyer. Moran's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by other packers or carriers, even if recommended by Moran's. Nor does Moran's assume any responsibility for any damage to picture frames or to the glass therein. In circumstances where Moran's arranges for such third party services, Moran's may apply an administration charge of 10% of that service fee.
    BUYERS PREMIUM
    The buyer agrees to pay the sum of the hammer price plus a premium of 20% (of the hammer price) when paying by check, cash, or wire transfer, or 22.5% if paying by credit card, together with any applicable tax. Please Note: Buyers from outside the continental United States must provide payment via Bank Wire Transfer. Buyers are strongly encouraged to provide full payment at the auction. Payment must be received by Moran's within the five business days immediately following the auction. The buyer shall not acquire title or take possession of the lot until all amounts (including the hammer price, premium and applicable taxes) due to Moran's have been paid in full.
    CONDITION
    Buyers are responsible for determining to their own satisfaction the true
    nature and condition of any lot prior to bidding. Though buyers are not legally required to inspect lots prior to purchase, failure to do so may constitute a waiver of complaint that an item was not delivered in a
    condition equal to the existent condition at the auction.
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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Description: Circa 1880, silver-topped gold, centering a pearl measuring 8 mm., surrounded by 90 rose and old mine-cut diamonds totaling approximately 5.00 cts, a...
Condition Report: Pearl not tested as natural vs cultured. There is minor chipping to several diamonds. The item was at some point plated so the yellow gold is not whi...
$4,800 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000
Description: Circa 1900, signed Arthur & Bond, YOKOHAMA, 18K gold, designed as a dragon set with five cabochon jadeites measuring from 13 - 13.5mm., and one round...
Condition Report: The bracelet shows signs of normal wear and overall good condition.
$5,700 Verified

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Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000
Description: Circa 1830, silver-topped gold with diamonds entirely backed, set with one pear-shaped, rose-cut diamond measuring 8.5-6.5mm, 36 rose-cut diamonds me...
Condition Report: The diamonds are entirely backed so only a width can be given. Unable to gauge a total diamond weight due to setting. The pendant appears to have bee...
$54,000 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
Description: Circa 1880, 18K gold, bracelet and brooch, both with French assay mark and unidentified makers mark, circular motif accented with seed pearls, 6.25''...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with heavy signs of wear. Pearls all display residue coating that appears to be removable with minimum damage.
$2,700 Verified

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $2,500
Description: Circa 1850, tests 18K gold, topped with a knot set with ten cabochon turquoise and centering a rose-cut diamond, the inside inscribed;''The Gift of H...
Condition Report: The overall condition is fair and shows signs of normal wear. There are several dents to the hollow bracelet. The safety chain was later added.
$2,700 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500
Description: Vermeil and with later added 14K gold chain, entirely set with simulated gemstones of red, green and turquoise color, suspending seed pearl tassels, ...
Condition Report: The chain in the back is 14K yellow gold and later added. The front Indian part of the necklace is vermeil. The gemstones are simulated, except for t...
$1,560 Verified

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500
Description: 18K gold, topped with a round sapphire gauged at approximately 2.50 cts, further surrounded by 76 round sapphires totaling approximately 6.40 cts, an...
Condition Report: The sapphires are medium blue with strong saturation and evident eye visible, surface reaching inclusions.
$2,700 Verified

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500
Description: Tests 22K gold; one twin elephant heads, 6''; and one twin bird heads, 6.3/4'', each entirely set with multicolored enamel, diamonds and colored glas...
Condition Report: Each bracelet shows heavy chipping to the enamel and several missing stones. The bracelets shows signs of evident wear.
$4,200 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000
Description: 14K gold, foliate openwork and entirely set with gemstones including; turquoise, pearls, sapphires, rubies and emeralds, 6.1/4'', 46 gms gross, est:$...
Condition Report: All of the gemstones show eye visible, surface reaching inclusions and chipping. The bracelet shows signs of normal wear and overall good condition.
$1,560 Verified

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200
Description: A high karat gold ring centering an oval shape jade cabochon with insect shoulder motifs, size 9.5+, 13.3 gms gross, est:$800/1200 *** Please click '...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with light signs of wear. Can be sized. Jade has not been tested for treatment.
$960 Verified

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Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000
Description: 18K white and yellow gold, centering an old European-cut diamond gauged at approximately 7.5 x 4.7mm., and gauged at 1.60 cts and graded I-J color an...
Condition Report: It appears that the three diamonds were later set as they are all different time period cuts. The ring is in overall good condition.
$6,600 Verified

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Estimated Price: $600 - $800
Description: Set in silver, 14K white and yellow gold, the bees have been later set into current earring mounting. The wings are carved garnet, ruby cabochon eyes...
Condition Report: The bees are circa 1890. The earring setting and top round diamond has been later added. The earrings show signs of normal wear and overall good cond...
$1,800 Verified

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Estimated Price: $600 - $800
Description: Tested 14K gold pendants, two with enamel pansies, one enamel and seed pearl icon and one bi-colored 18K gold icon with rose-cut diamond and syntheti...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with light signs of wear. One rose-cut diamond deficient.
$1,200 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500
Description: Antique, with later added tops and French assay marks, 18K yellow gold, set with 24 old mine-cut diamonds totaling approximately 2.00 cts, and graded...
Condition Report: Overall good condition. The tops of the earrings are later added and it is difficult tell of the French gold mark is part of the new top or the older...
$3,000 Verified

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Estimated Price: $25,000 - $35,000
Description: Circa 1910, platinum, designed with two old European-cut diamonds including one gauged at approximately 2.65 cts, and graded I-J color and SI clarity...
Condition Report: The necklace shows little sign of wear and is in overall good condition.
$33,000 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000
Description: 14K gold frames, 317 gms gross, est:$1500/2000 *** Please click ''view more'', below right for more information. ***
$9,000 Verified

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Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000
Description: Platinum-topped 14K yellow gold, centering a round transitional-cut diamond gauged at approximately 1.50cts, graded G-H color and VS clarity and surr...
Condition Report: The platinum top with diamonds with later added 14K gold ring mount. Overall good condition with light signs of wear. Chipping evident on a few diamo...
$7,200 Verified

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500
Description: 14K gold, both compacts with mirrors intact, 58 gms gross, 3 pcs, est:$1000/1500 *** Please click ''view more'', below right for more information. ***
Condition Report: Overall good condition with normal signs of use. One compact still contains contents. Gold thimble engraved.
$1,560 Verified

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200
Description: Circa 1950, 18K white gold topped yellow gold, set with 47 old European-cut diamonds totaling approximately 3.30 cts, and graded G-H color and VS cla...
Condition Report: Overall good condition, little sign of wear.
$2,040 Verified

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200
Description: One set platinum-topped 14K gold with mother-of-pearl and diamond center, the second set platinum-topped 14K gold signed Krementz, with black onyx an...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with normal signs of wear.
$1,680 Verified

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,500
Description: Circa 1925, platinum, set with two long rectangular-cut diamonds, eight baguette and 63 single and full-cut round diamonds totaling approximately 3.2...
Condition Report: The safety chain is not attached. The safety chain was later added and the bails have been soldered over the "Cartier" and interferes with the "R and...
$9,000 Verified

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Description: Circa 1910, platinum, centering an old European-cut diamond gauged at 0.75 ct., surrounded by ten old European-cut diamonds totaling approximately 2....
Condition Report: The brooch shows little sign of wear and is in overall good condition.
$5,700 Verified

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Description: Circa 1945, platinum mount centering an oval shape ruby estimated to weight approximately 1.40 cts, further set with 22 square-cut synthetic and ruby...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with normal signs of wear. Chipping and abrasions evident on central ruby. Few accent rubies synthetic. Can be sized.
$3,600 Verified

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Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,000
Description: Circa 1925, navette shape ring mounted in platinum, centering an old European-cut diamond weighing approximately 1.25 cts, graded G-H color and SI cl...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with light signs of wear. Can be sized.
$7,800 Verified

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000
Description: Platinum with star ruby high dome cabochon weighing approximately 9.30 cts, 6 baguette and 36 round-cut diamonds totaling approximately 0.80 cts grad...
Condition Report: Overall good condition with normal signs of wear. Ring shank slight out of round. Ruby is purplish-red with surface reaching fracture. Can be sized.
$4,500 Verified

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