Lots 1-93 (on Day 1) will feature the fine jewelry collection of Bridget Dobson, co-writer with her husband Jerome, of the hit TV soap operas General Hospital, Santa Barbara and Guiding Light. Online bidding will be on multiple platforms.

ATLANTA - GeorgiaChron -- =A spectacular 6-85-carat diamond and ruby wedding ring set, a handsome Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman' watch in 18k yellow gold, and a whimsical pair of Van Cleef & Arpels mop dangle Alhambra earrings are just a few of the wonderful items up for bid in Ahlers & Ogletree's Fine Jewelry & Watches auction, featuring the Dobson collection, slated for April 25th-26th, live and online.

Over 400 lots will cross the auction block, with lots 1-93 featuring the jewelry collection of Bridget Dobson, co-writer with her husband Jerome of the hit TV soaps General Hospital, Santa Barbara and Guiding Light. Highlights include items by many of the finest names in jewelry, to include Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany, Rolex, Van Cleef & Arpels and Verdura.

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Also from the Dobson collection will be fine watches by Rolex, Cartier, Vacheron, Harry Winston, Omega and others, as well as GIA-certified diamonds and emeralds. The Friday, April 26th session will showcase fine and costume jewelry items, including gemstones, David Yurman and estate jewelry. Designer handbags and accessories by Hermes, Gucci and Ferragamo will also be sold.

The diamond and ruby wedding ring set is the auction's overall expected top lot, with an estimate of $90,000-$135,000. It boasts a 6.85-carat round brilliant cut diamond (VS-2 clarity and I color), flanked by ruby and diamond bands in 18k yellow gold, each ring having eight round red rubies weighing about 0.45 total carats and nine round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.27 total carats.

The 2021 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 'Paul Newman' 38mm watch in 18k yellow gold features a Swiss-made perpetual movement, three subsidiary dials, an oyster bracelet with flip lock clasp and synthetic sapphire crystal. The watch is marked 'Rolex' to the dial (est. $45,000-$75,000).

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The Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra mother of pearl dangle drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with white club shaped tablets comes with clip and removable post assemblies. They're marked 'VCA, 750' and measure just over 3 ¾ inches in length. The pre-sale estimate is $6,000-$11,000.

Start times both days will be 10 am Eastern, with the live auction taking place in the Ahlers & Ogletree gallery located at 1788 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard NW in Atlanta. Online bidding will be provided by the Ahlers & Ogletree website (, as well as, and

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Natalie Ahlers

Source: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.

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