To be auctioned at V Foundation Wine Celebration, the funds collected from the sale of this artful wine bottle will be used towards cancer research
July 29, 2020: The collaborative result of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Gemstone Vineyards, a ruby encrusted Jeroboam Wine Bottle, an exceptional piece of art for any wine connoisseur, is set to be auctioned at V Foundation Wine Celebration "Momentum 2.0" this August.
Enclosed in a custom ‘jewelry’ box, this exquisite bottle is the first and the only large 3L format of the 2019 Ruby Barrel Selection Cabernet Sauvignon crafted masterfully by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. The buyer of this bottle will also get the opportunity to dine privately with the Silvers and the Dornbuschs of Gemstone Vineyard, enjoying Gemstone library wines and special chef-prepared cuisine. The winner can also choose to brainstorm a custom, future ruby jewelry design, to be crafted by the Silvers' team of artisans. Once the wine has been consumed, the Silvers will carefully extract the 120 rubies (totaling 5 carats) from the bottle and repurpose them into a custom designed new ruby jewelry piece for the lot winner.
With just the bottle commanding a price of $50,000, the entire lot is expected to go for a much higher value.
The virtual and immersive auction “Momentum 2.0” will be held on August 8 on YouTube from 4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. PT/ 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET. The event will be hosted by the legendary NCAA Basketball coach Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski, ESPN college basketball analyst, Jay Bilas, ESPN’s SportsCenter Anchor, Sage Steele along with Emmy award-winning auctioneer John Curley. With stellar musical performances and celebrity guests, the proceeds from this prestigious event will be going towards research for cancer.