Anyone who appreciates antiques or vintage jewelry knows every piece has a story. Who wore that Hattie Carnegie bracelet? What’s the story behind that crystal necklace? Whose engagement ring was this and did they live happily-ever-after until death did they part?

Well, Security Jewelers in downtown Duluth brings this history to life with a showing and sale of $3 million in estate and vintage jewelry on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event follows a private showing on the evening of Sept. 26 for anyone who attended ARTcetera. Ten percent of these sales will go to ARTcetera, which benefits the Miller Dwan Foundation.

Security Jewelers also donated a three-piece vintage bracelet, pendant and ring set from the 1920s to the ARTcetera event.

“We have been big supporters of ARTcetera since its beginning 18 years ago,” Security Jewelers owner, Jay Seiler said. “Since day one we’ve always been big believers in giving back to the community. When we first heard of this event we weren’t going to say no. Every year we try to come up with something unique, and these vintage pieces are just that. Many of these pieces have a story to tell.”

For more information on the showings, call (218) 722-6633.