Proxibid Provides Live Online Bidding for Lapidary Jewelers

. April 30, 2008

Proxibid, a leading provider of live auction webcasting services, will provide online bidding for an upcoming four-day auction featuring more than 4,000 pieces of jewelry valued at approximately $5 Million from Rochester, MN-based Rochester Lapidary Jewelers. The live auction event, presented by Grafe Auction Company, will take pace at the Mayo Civic Center April 30 through May 3 at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Pre-bidding and absentee bidding for this auction is already available at

“This is a high profile auction for the Rochester area and a tremendous opportunity for the general public and jewelry stores to purchase items at their own price,” said Judd Grafe, president of Grafe Auction. “It is a very rare occasion for this amount inventory to be offered at public auction with no minimums or reserves. Whether you are getting married this spring, have an anniversary coming up or just want a potential bargain on an $85,000 necklace, you won’t want to miss this event.”

With so many items available for live online bidding, collectors will not want to miss the opportunity to purchase beautiful jewels at the best price possible. Some auction highlights include:
• April 30 – Ring 1, Lot 480: Sterling Silver Linear Cuff Links with a five-bar pattern, “Dolan-Bullock” design, style #SCL-27700P.
• April 30 – Ring 2, Lot 592: Sterling Silver Polished Pocket Watch. This pocket watch has a high polished finish with white face and a date in place of the number “6.” The Swiss quartz watch is a “Dolan-Bullock” design, style #DBW980000.
• May 1 – Ring 3, Lot 1426: .44 14KTT Diamond Mounting. This ring contains 20 graduated round brilliant full-cut diamonds. The diamonds are set into the side of the ring in two rows on either side of the center crown, and are inset with prongs. The ring is 14 KT two-tone. Between the channel of diamonds on the side is a strip of brushed yellow gold. The accent diamonds are set into white gold.
• May 1 – Ring 4, Lot 1525: .0614 KT Diamond and Onyx Earrings. The Earrings contain (2) =.06cttw round brilliant cut diamonds and (2) x 5 round bead black onyx stones. The diamonds are H/I color range and SI/I clarity range. They are set into a 4-prong crown with the onyx mounted on a cup, mounting directly below the diamonds. The earrings are 14KT yellow gold with post and backs. The earrings are a “RLJ” design.
• May 2 – Ring 5, Lot 2368: .80 14 KT Diamond Wedding Set with an engagement ring containing (24) x graduated round brilliant, full cut diamonds and a matching wedding bad with(14) x graduated round brilliant, full cut diamonds, all diamonds totaling .80cttw. The diamonds are H/I color and SI/I clarity. All diamonds are channel set into the ring, with two rows of diamonds on either side of the top center crown in the engagement ring and one row of diamonds across the top of the matching wedding band. The top center of the engagement ring has a 4-prong white gold crown for a round stone. The ring is similar to a Cathedral style. The whole set is 14KT polished yellow gold and is a “Libman” design, style #B1589S.
• May 2 – Ring 6, Lot 2842: 1.29, 1.31 18KW Diamond and Sapphire Ring. This ring contains (1) 5.75x5mm = 1.31ct emerald-cut blue sapphire and (20) round brilliant full-cut diamonds and (16) princess cut diamonds = 1.29 cttw. The diamonds are G/I color range and VS/SI clarity range. A cluster of diamonds surrounds the sapphire stone. Three rows of diamonds accent the center cluster. The shank is high polished. The ring is “LIN” design, style #3862.
• May 3 – Ring 7, Lot 3264: 5.78 18KW Diamond Tennis Bracelet containing (59) = 5.78 cttw round brilliant full cut diamonds. The diamonds are F/G color range and VS2/SI1 clarity range. They are all 4-prong set into the basket-style links. The bracelet is 18KT polished white gold and has a safety latch on the side of the clasp. This is an “LJN” design, style #3951.
• May 3 – Ring 8, Lot 3989: .46 3.43 18KW Diamond and Citrine Ring containing (1) 11x9mm = 3.43 ct oval cut golden citrine and (54) = .46cttw round brilliant full cut diamonds. The diamonds are G/I color range and VS/SI clarity range. The golden citrine is the center stone with a (1) single bezel-set accent diamond in a heavy style prong, one on the top and bottom. The band has three raised layers with the remainder of the diamonds pave set. The ring is polished 18KT white gold.

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