James D. Julia, Inc.

Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Division
Now Accepting Consignments - June Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry Auction
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Lady's 18kt Aquamarine & Diamond Cocktail Ring (aquamarine weighs approx 18.75ct)
   
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14kt gold fancy colored diamond & diamond ring (fancy colored diamonds approximately 2.39cttw and round brilliant diamonds approx. 3.33cttw)
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Diamond Art Deco ring
   
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Platinum & diamond ring (center light yellow diamond weighing approx 5.15ct, VS1 clarity)
Cristina Lombardi Romig Brings
James Julia More Than 20 years of
Experience in the Jewelry Industry

Cristina developed her love of jewelry while working at a small antique and estate jewelry store during her college summers on Martha's Vineyard. Realizing her passion for jewelry, Cristina continued her education and holds a graduate gemologist degree from The Gemological Institute of America, and has pursued additional classes at The Sotheby's Institute in London and the GIA. She cultivated her jewelry acumen through years of working at one of the largest international auction houses as well as holding various roles at one of the leading auctioneers in New England. Through these experiences, Cristina has become an expert in estate jewelry and design. In addition, she has provided a variety of jewelry services for private clients for over 15 years. She is a member of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and The Women's Jewelry Association. Cristina's warm Cristina Lombardi Romig personality and depth of knowledge are a perfect combination to enhance the customer experience as well as guide perspective consignors.



What's It Worth
What's it worth.

Beautiful 5.1ct Burmese sapphire and diamond ring estimated at $8,500-$10,000 sold for $15,405.


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We are always looking for consignments of rare and valuable items, as well as collections for our auctions.

 
Art Deco Never Goes Out of Style - by Cristina Romig
The upcoming Rare Lamps, Glass & Fine Jewelry auction brings with it spectacular lots of Art Deco and Art Deco inspired jewelry. The 1920s and 1930s is one of my favorite time periods, not only in the history of jewelry, but in World history as well. With World War I over, women who filled men's shoes while they were away at war, no longer wanted to return to their traditional roles and styles of the pre-war era. Along with a change in fashion came a change in jewelry. The pieces became more geometric and linear in design with dazzling use of primary colors and clean white lines. Jewelry was no longer a symbol of wealth, but instead, an accessory. In the 1920s women wanted jewelry to compliment a certain dress or an outfit, and chose jewelry to suit her lifestyle, taste and features. The Platinum Sapphire and Diamond bracelet in the June auction is a perfect example of a spectacular and typical bracelet of the 1920s. Its clean lines, geometric pattern, and calibre cut sapphires optimize the collector's dream of a perfect piece of history. This piece is sure to bring excitement to the
auction! In the 1930s, the jewelry saw a slight shift in design. Although there was the Wall Street Crash of 1929, jewelry was only marginally affected in the 1930s. Known as the period of "white" jewelry, bold and primary colored gemstones and diamonds of the 1920s gave way to all diamond pieces mixing different shaped and cut diamonds and pavé settings with buckle or scroll motifs as well as fans and bows, all set in platinum or white gold. There are three outstanding examples of Art Deco and Art Deco inspired pieces in the June Lamp, Glass and Fine Jewelry Auction. There is a platinum Art Deco diamond bracelet and a brooch that both exemplify the fantastic use of mixed cuts to create an all-white, stunning piece set with marquise, baguette, Old European, trapezoid and round diamonds. There is also a gorgeous wide diamond set bracelet with the buckle motif clasp, and round and baguette cut scroll diamond earrings by Charles Krypell, both are classic pieces inspired by the Art Deco time period. Art Deco jewelry has a universal appeal that generates and
catches the attentions of the collector and novice alike. Often used as inspiration and influence for today's jewelers and designers, Art Deco inspired jewelry is one period of history that never goes out of style. With such stunning pieces in the upcoming auction, it presents itself as the perfect platform and opportunity to consign to our upcoming auction.

Art Deco platinum, diamond & sapphire bracelet
Art Deco platinum, diamond & sapphire bracelet


At James D. Julia, Inc. we are always seeking high quality antiques of all types for our year-round auctions. We offer the best seller commission rates in the industry, as low as 0% for high value items and collections. Please contact us directly at 207-453-7125 (Maine office) or 781-460-6800 (Boston area office) or Click Here to learn more or if you are considering consigning one item, an entire collection or an estate to auction. All inquiries are confidential and without obligation.

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