A unique show of vintage, estate, and celebrity jewelry will take place on Friday and Saturday at Karen’s Jewelers.
Among items will be a Rolex watch that actress, singer, and director Barbara Streisand presented to a former boyfriend, inscribed with a quote from her song “Evergreen,” and a gold hot dog that Robert Goulet had designed for his aunt, who offered him $10 for hot dogs when he was a struggling actor. An aquamarine and diamond ring that belonged to actress Tallulah Bankhead and a 14 karat gold pocket watch that was the guitarist Les Paul’s, with an inscription to Les, will also be among treasures at the show.
The Estate Jewelry Show will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. A special preview of the show will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Karen’s Jewelers, 1120 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.
Jewelry from the Victorian era through the 20th century will be on display at the show, along with jewelry worn by celebrities including Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Cher, and Bob Hope. Jewelry reflecting the craftsmanship from Art Nouveau, Belle Époque, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Retro eras will be featured at the event.
Hundreds of pieces, such as rings, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pendants, and necklaces, among others, will be on display. An array of precious and semi-precious gems, platinum, and a wide selection of colors and karats of gold will be included in the show.
Jewelry is considered estate jewelry if it is previously owned, though not always from an estate, according to Martha Hart of Karen’s Jewelers. Antique jewelry is at least 100 years old, she added. Many one-of-a-kind selections of older jewelry, often hand-made by master craftsmen, will be shown during the event.
An estate jewelry expert from a New York antique and estate jewelry company will be at Karen’s Jewelers during the event to discuss the jewelry and answer questions.
For more information about the event, to request that a specific gem or jewelry from a specific period be available, or to request an appointment the day of the show and sale, contact Karen’s Jewelers at (865) 483-6717. Also, see the website at www.karensjewelers.com.