Paddles Up LIFE IN THE FACET LANE
by Diana Jarrett GG RMV
Loyal auction devotees know a thing or two about the exquisite world of jewelry sales. Where else can one glimpse such jaw-dropping arrays of rare, important jewelry by designers of every era? High jewelry at auction may also have an intriguing provenance which adds to its charisma and value.
WHY IT’S GOOD
Buying at auction also means each item has been carefully vetted—a value added detail not lost on serious jewelry collectors. One of the auction world’s superstars is Leslie Hindman Auctioneers with a welcome presence right here in Naples. We recently had a chance to chat with Leslie Hindman’s director of Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Alexander Eblen. Auctions are a magnetic draw for jewelry aficionados. “Auctions are especially good for both discerning and serious collectors as well as for the casual jewelry wearer,” Eblen says. Clients with refined tastes find signed works by top houses especially the rarest gems that have been spared any kind of treatment. Another niche, Eblen points out is acquiring antique and vintage jewelry with wonderful top-condition period aesthetics. “Our auctions provide a meticulously curated environment where collectors can buy with confidence.”
THE MORE YOU KNOW
Attending auctions can widen a collector’s knowledge base too. “For clients that know the value of their money and want to acquire fun and wearable jewelry at very fair prices, our auctions provide a transparent marketplace that often shocks first-time buyers with how reasonable lovely items can be had,” Eblen tells us.
The Naples woman enjoys a lively social life, and her style-sense is informed by a cultivated taste. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is that brilliant destination for all things luxe that complement her life—fine art, accessories for the home and of course storied jewels. Jewelry auctions occur in their other locations—but one can bid from remote of course. Stop by soon and say hello to the experts there and pick up a complimentary catalog. Discover why they are such an ideal fit for Naples.
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