Published 2nd May 2012
A pair of diamond three-stone drop earrings, each with a round 'old brilliant cut' diamond of approximately 1cts suspended from smaller cushion-shaped diamonds, comfortably exceeded their auction estimate of £4,000-£5,000 at a hammer price of £6,200. A simple but classic design which retains its popularity despite changing fashions (FS14/419).
Equally a diamond-mounted single-stone ring, estimated at 2.2 cts, the stone mounted in a rex claw setting, achieved an impressive price of £4,400 (FS14/402).
A three-stone diamond ring with stones weighing 1.5cts and two at 0.75cts mounted on a white gold band sold for £5,800 confirming the ongoing popularity of this classic gem in the jewellery market (FS14/363).
Stylish and unusual pieces are always popular and such was a dress watch by The International Watch Company: This 18ct gold piece mounted with diamonds, turquoise and tiger's eye displays the emblem of The Sultan of Oman, indicating an interesting history. Displaying definite Art Deco influences, despite its recent manufacture, it achieved an impressive £4,500 at the sale (FS14/413).
The ongoing popularity of charming antique jewellery was the late 19th century gold and reverse painted crystal intaglio brooch. Depicting two collared doves on a tree branch, this romantic piece achieved a price of £980, comfortably in excess of its original estimate (FS14/284).