Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — Recent past offerings have seen phenomenal success with virtual sellouts every time Ippolita has been offered at Michaan’s. The modern, streamlined, fashion forward jewelry has also found great commercial and celebrity success, wooing young Hollywood, A-list starlets and major retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Amanda Seyfried and Leighton Meester are just a few of the fashionistas who have been seen wearing Ippolita jewelry, solidifying the brand’s high end appeal and stature.
What sets Ippolita apart from other jewelry brands is its designer and creator, Ippolita Rostagno. Armed with an art background and unwavering insistence that every piece be created by hand, Rostagno hand casts bangles from original wax sculptures. Open-link chains used in earrings and necklaces are soldered by hand as well. The result is an organic, artistic look that can be stylishly asymmetric, conveying a natural beauty unique to the Ippolita line.
Rostagno also spent months developing her own signature gold color with the intention of perfecting a glowing shade that flatters every skin tone. Her goal was to imitate the hue seen in gold during the ancient Roman period, adding a classic, understated and natural feel to Ippolita pieces. Rostagno reflects, "The very color of my gold jewelry attracts you to it…my goal is to create jewelry that you really want to wear all the time, that is easy and makes you feel good…jewelry that is unitimidating and yet cool."
Ippolita jewelry pieces will be auctioned on February 5, 2012 with bidding to commence at 10 a.m. A variety of gemstone colors and styles are available.
About Michaan’s Auctions
Michaan’s Auctions is one of the leading full service auction houses on the West Coast. Specializing in the appraisals and sale of antiques and fine art, Michaans has specialists in the fields of Furniture and Decorative Arts, Modern, Contemporary Art, European and American Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Asian Works of Art and Ethnographic Art. Offering free art appraisal, antique appraisal, estate auctions and specializing in the sale of art and antiques and other fine collectibles.
Established in 2002, Michaan’s Auctions holds up to thirty sales each year attracting a broad base of buyers and consignors from all over the world. With one of the largest facilities in Northern California and the Bay Area’s lowest buyers premium Michaan’s offers buyers and sellers the opportunity to preview and bid on many unique and desirable property. Some of these pieces realized world record prices. In 2005 A.D.M. Cooper’s oil painting, Three Graces 1915, sold for a record $21,060 and an Eduard Gaertner oil, German City Street Scene 1831,sold for $266,000.
Michaan’s has built its reputation on its ability to accept single items, groups or entire estates with its “no risk consignment policy” free of hidden fees and charges. Michaan’s specialists are dedicated to staying current on the latest issues and developments in the market and are committed to providing personalized and professional attention throughout the entire auction process.
For a full listing of upcoming auctions or to view a complete catalog, please visit http://www.michaans.com.