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A colourful collection of heirloom jewellery finds its way to AstaGuru’s online auction
Oct 25, 2021
The preview of AstaGuru’s Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction was akin to entering a candy-coloured world of gemstones.
Showcasing an extensive collection of 133 lots, in which there are 50 jewellery lots, the auction has vintage jewellery and old-mine gemstones, rare hallmark collectibles from iconic silver manufacturers from the 19th and 20th century.
The exquisite pieces in the jewellery section flaunt natural Basra pearls, fancy vivid yellow diamonds, Burmese rubies, Zambian emeralds and rare old-mine Colombian fluted emerald beads. These collector items highlight both traditional Indian and western jewellery aesthetics. Even old gold jadau pieces, temple jewellery, diamond polkis with detailed enamel work make an appearance.
In an exclusive exchange with LuxeBook, Jay Sagar, AstaGuru’s Jewellery Specialist, takes us through the bejewelled collection. Commenting on the auction he said, “The interest for vintage jewellery among collectors has seen exponential growth in recent times and the upcoming auction with lots dating back to the early 20th century is a fantastic opportunity to collect beautiful pieces that are a hallmark of Indian culture and aesthetics.” The lots took Sagar two months to put together, and include pieces from important old Indian families, and even from erstwhile royalty.