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St. John School of the Arts Plans Auctions

The St. John School of the Arts plans two auctions to raise money for the school’s programs and scholarships.

The first, an on-line auction, begins Nov. 8, and runs through midnight Nov. 24. The second, a silent auction, will be held starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 25, in conjunction with the annual Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Shopping Center in Cruz Bay. Bidding at the silent auction will end at 8:30 p.m. with the winners announced at 9 p.m.

The items come from School of the Arts founder Sis Frank’s estate.

“Fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, tableware, collectables,” School of the Arts Acting Director Kim Wild said, ticking off a list of items available.

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The fine jewelry includes a diamond and emerald ring set in 18-karat gold. Wild said the center diamond is what’s known as a Cognac diamond because of its brown color. The ring has 11 emeralds and a dozen smaller diamonds.

“This one is pretty cool,” Wild said.

Frank’s signature pearls are also on the auction list.

Frank traveled frequently, and the items to be auctioned include pieces picked up on those travels, including pieces of Mexican silver.

Additionally, the auction will include family heirlooms and antiques, Wild said.

While those items will most likely receive higher bids, Wild said there are less expensive trinkets that will appeal to children at the Evening in the Courtyard silent auction.

Frank died at age 86 on Nov. 25, 2010, and the date of the silent auction marks the one-year anniversary of her death.

“It’s kind of poignant,” Wild said.

Wild also added the goods were appraised by R&I Patton, a Mongoose Junction jewelry store.

To bid starting Nov. 8 at the online auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa.

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The St. John School of the Arts plans two auctions to raise money for the school’s programs and scholarships.

The first, an on-line auction, begins Nov. 8, and runs through midnight Nov. 24. The second, a silent auction, will be held starting at 5 p.m. Nov. 25, in conjunction with the annual Evening in the Courtyard at Mongoose Shopping Center in Cruz Bay. Bidding at the silent auction will end at 8:30 p.m. with the winners announced at 9 p.m.

The items come from School of the Arts founder Sis Frank’s estate.

“Fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, tableware, collectables,” School of the Arts Acting Director Kim Wild said, ticking off a list of items available.

The fine jewelry includes a diamond and emerald ring set in 18-karat gold. Wild said the center diamond is what’s known as a Cognac diamond because of its brown color. The ring has 11 emeralds and a dozen smaller diamonds.

“This one is pretty cool,” Wild said.

Frank’s signature pearls are also on the auction list.

Frank traveled frequently, and the items to be auctioned include pieces picked up on those travels, including pieces of Mexican silver.

Additionally, the auction will include family heirlooms and antiques, Wild said.

While those items will most likely receive higher bids, Wild said there are less expensive trinkets that will appeal to children at the Evening in the Courtyard silent auction.

Frank died at age 86 on Nov. 25, 2010, and the date of the silent auction marks the one-year anniversary of her death.

“It’s kind of poignant,” Wild said.

Wild also added the goods were appraised by R&I Patton, a Mongoose Junction jewelry store.

To bid starting Nov. 8 at the online auction, visit www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa.