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Fine Sale Jewellery Auction Preview

Richard Bearne previews the Jewellery auction that forms part of the Autumn 2013 Fine Sale, which has a good selection of fine jewellery, ranging from impressive rings to wrist watches and amber necklaces, with the earliest piece dating from the 16th century.

A Sapphire and Diamond Mounted Oval Cluster Ring (FS20/286) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 23rd October 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

A Sapphire and Diamond Mounted Oval Cluster Ring (FS20/286) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 23rd October 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

The Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Autumn 2013 South West of England Fine Sale on the 23rd and 24th October 2013 has a good selection of fine jewellery, including a sapphire and diamond mounted oval cluster ring (FS20/286), the central cushion shaped sapphire approximately 10mm long x 7.5mm wide. Estimated at £2,000-£3,000, this ring of a classic design should prove popular. Sapphires come in many colours including various shades of blue, to pink and yellow shades. This sapphire and diamond ring is an excellent statement ring with regards to its size and colour. Within a surround of diamonds, this sapphire ring is a classic and impressive item of jewellery.

A Rolex Gentleman's 18ct gold wristwatch (FS20/187) that is being offered as part of the Jewellery auction of the Autumn 2013 Fine Sale, which will
        have the usual Live Online Bidding platforms available.

A Rolex Gentleman's 18ct gold wristwatch (FS20/187) that is being offered as part of the Jewellery auction of the Autumn 2013 Fine Sale, which will see the usual Live Online Bidding platforms available.

The sale also includes Rolex Gentleman's 18ct gold Oyster Perpetual Day Date Superlative Chronometer wristwatch (FS20/187). Very popular and collectable, this Rolex Oyster Perpetual is waterproof and powered with every move of the wearer's arm. The Rolex Watch Company was founded by brothers-in-law Hans Wildorf and Alfed Davis as a successor to their W&D watch company which they moved from London to Geneva in 1908. It has since grown from strength to strength and is now the largest manufacturer of Swiss chronometers as well as undoubtedly the top status symbol in the watch world! This example is estimated at £4,000-5,000.

Amber jewellery is increasingly popular and is achieving ever higher prices in salerooms. We are offering two amber beaded necklaces
        in the Autumn 2013 Fine Sale. This single string example that carries an estimate of £300-£500 (FS20/206).

Amber jewellery is increasingly popular and is achieving ever higher prices in salerooms. We are offering two amber beaded necklaces in the Autumn 2013 Fine Sale. This single string example that carries an estimate of £300-£500 (FS20/206).

Now becoming increasingly popular, various types of amber jewellery can reach high prices at auction. Natural, amber beaded necklaces are most popular, with large beaded necklaces reaching thousands at auction. Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood are offering a two examples in this auction including lot 206 which is a single string necklace of graduated amber beads and estimated at £300-£500.

This pair of old-cut diamond ear studs (FS20/212), each weighing over 0.9 carats, is expected to attract bids exceeding £2,000.

This pair of old-cut diamond ear studs (FS20/212), each weighing over 0.9 carats, is expected to attract bids exceeding £2,000.

Diamond ear studs are very popular at auction. The higher the carat and quality, the higher the value. Old-cut diamonds are particularly collectable and lot 212 comprises a pair of diamond ear studs weighted at over 0.9 carat each. In a simple curtain claw setting, they are estimated at £2,000-2,500.

The jewellery auction includes this rare 16th century posy ring, which is inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500 (FS20/295).

The jewellery auction includes this rare 16th century posy ring, which is inviting bids of £1,000-£1,500 (FS20/295).

Posy rings derive their name from the word 'Posy' or 'Posey', a derivative of poetry meaning short rhyme. These posy rings were popular from the late medieval period onwards. They were used to communicate secret messages between the giver and the recipient. Lot 295 is an example of a posy ring that dates from the 16th century and would make a charming adornment for someone who appreciates the historic and unusual. This rarity is expected to fetch £1,000-1,500.

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Jewellery Auctions
  • Watch Auctions
  • Rolex Wristwatches
  • Posy Rings
  • Posey Rings

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