Fortuna Presents “Springs Jewels” Auction in NYC 4/6

There are many art fair lovers in the city but what many people don’t realize is how large the jewelry auction industry is. The last talked about jewelry auction that you probably heard about was the live auction of Elizabeth’s Taylor’s jewels in 2011. When in fact the auction population is filled with collectors, wholesalers, retailers, and private clients who buy and sell jewelry on an international scale. There are several auction houses founded right here in New York City such as Doyle Auctions, Swann Auction, and Shapiro Auctions.

Fortuna Auction was founded by husband-and-wife team, Seth Holehouse and Anna Lin, stands out from all the rest. Between the both of them, they have over 30 years in the jewelry industry. This auction house is based in NYC specializing in fine, estate, and antique jewelry. Buying and selling jewelry can be an exciting and profitable experience but it can also be a stressful experience. It takes years and often decades to learn all the subtle details of jewelry; the colors and grades of stones, the feel for quality, the correct age of a piece, and where it was made. Sometimes a little guidance and advice can go a long way. That is where the Fortuna’s expert jewelry team comes in.

Upcoming Fortuna will present their “Spring Jewels” auction on Thursday, April 6th line and online from 12PM-5PM. Antique, estate and diamond jewelry as well as objects d’art will be presented. Unlike other auction houses, Fortuna will return jewelry that does not sell for the minimum price to the seller with no fees added.

“Spring Jewels” will feature pieces from top designers including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Rolex and many others. A pair of Burmese Sugarloaf Cabochon Ruby and Diamond Earrings ($50,000-$70,000) will be up for auction as well as a David Webb Platinum, Gold and Diamond bracelet ($15,000 – $20,000).

Fortuna hosts auctions live and online for the buyers. There is a comfort in being in a live auction, right there in the room with the valuables, which some bidders prefer. Then it’s also convenient for the bidders to simple sign online and jump in on the action. Their sales can be found on Bidsquare, LiveAuctioneers, and Invaluable. In addition to auctions held live and online 4-6 times a year, Fortuna also handles private retail of jewelry, offer outright purchases, as well as auction advances.

Fortuna is located at 608 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 506 and you can learn more at their website:

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