Sapphires and property from the Estate of John Wayne and Melinda Wayne Munoz shine in autumn jewels sale

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Sapphires and property from the Estate of John Wayne and Melinda Wayne Munoz shine in autumn jewels sale
A set of scrolled hammered 18k jewelry. Est $8,000-12,000.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- As summer comes to an end, John Moran Auctioneers welcomes the Fall season with a bit of glitz and a whole lot of glam in their Autumn Jewels sale, taking place Monday, September 19, 2022 at 10:00am PST.

September is known for many things: People born this month share the zodiac signs of either Virgo or Libra, and are thought of as loyal and kind, or social and outgoing. The September birth flower is the aster, part of the daisy family, highly admired for its striking bluish-purple color. But one of the most beautiful attributes associated with September is its birthstone — the sapphire. Named for its rich blue color, sapphire means “blue” in Greek and symbolizes trust and honesty — making it one of the most popular engagement gemstones.

Over 300 lots of gorgeous gems and gold will be offered in this sale, but the star of the show is the sapphire. Being the second most popular engagement gemstone, just after the diamond, will make the top lot perfect for “popping the question”. A beautiful bright blue sapphire and diamond ring takes center stage, having an estimate of $35,000-45,000.

What pairs perfectly with a ring? Earrings. Add more blue bling with a pair of sapphire and diamond hoop earrings. Estimated at $20,000-30,000, these stunners are designed with twenty sapphire stones forming a hoop shape, and pavé diamonds embedded in the18k white gold that set each stone in place.

To share the spotlight, blue sapphire takes an ensemble role in a set of Italian yellow sapphire, diamond, and cultured pearl jewelry. With an estimate of $12,000-15,000, the necklace is comprised of three rows of cultured pearls, all coming together on a brooch-like center clasp filled with tiny diamonds and an Italian yellow sapphire.

Speaking of brooches, this sale will include an Art Deco emerald and diamond double clip brooch, estimated at $8,000-12,000 and an Edwardian diamond and pearl brooch, bringing an estimate of $4,000-6,000.

Bidders are sure to be green with envy when they get a look at the Verdura peridot and diamond ring. This large pear-colored green stone is surrounded by a cluster of small diamonds, all held together by a three-pronged 18k yellow gold ring. This fancy finger piece has an estimate of $6,000-8,000.

Bringing attention away from gems and onto gold, this auction will feature property from The Estate of John Wayne and Melinda Wayne Munoz. Melinda Wayne Munoz was the 4th child, and daughter of famous American actor, John Wayne. Offerings from the estate include an 18k cuff bracelet, estimated at $3,500-4,500, and its matching set of scrolled hammered 18k choker and earrings for $8,000-12,000.

Also included in this sale are many other pieces of diamond jewelry in the form of studs, bangles, and rings, pearl earrings and brooches, citrine and coral items, two E Howard 14k gold pocket watches, a Rolex, a Bulgari necklace, and an Elizabeth Gage diamond and pearl pendant and earrings set.

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