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Diamonds in Fine Jewellery Auction

Posted on Rachel Littlewood's Blog

If you are looking for a piece of jewellery that includes diamonds then the Spring 2014 Quarterly Fine Sale to be held on 29th April 2014 is the place to look.

There is an early 20th Century platinum and diamond mounted pendant brooch (FS223/235) of openwork foliate design.


An early 20th Century platinum and diamond mounted pendant brooch (FS22/235)

The central round old brilliant cut stone weighs approximately 0.6.cts. It then has smaller diamonds, four diamond drops and a diamonds set chain necklet, which are estimated to weigh 2.0cts. It is contained within a fitted case with detachable brooch and hair slide fittings. This exquisitely crafted piece of jewellery is being offered with a pre-sale estimate of £2,200-£2,800.

If diamond rings are more your thing then this auction is not to be missed as there are many on offer.

A platinum and diamond two stone crossover ring (FS22/248) with an estimated weight of 2cts is inviting bids of £1,500-£2,000.

A platinum and diamond two stone crossover ring (FS22/248)

There are many single stone diamond rings on offer, including a platinum and diamond example (FS22/258).

A platinum and diamond single stone ring (FS22/258)

It has a circular brilliant cut stone, which is estimated to weigh 4.0cts. It is a ring size S and has a pre-sale estimate of £2,500-£2,800.

Another diamond mounted single stone ring (FS22/263) with round old brilliant cut stone estimated to weigh 1.7cts and in a scroll pierced setting between square set diamond three stone shoulders is estimated at £2,500-£3,000.

A diamond mounted single stone ring (FS22/263)

If you are perhaps looking for an engagement ring then this auction certainly gives a good choice of rings, with something to suit everyone. Come along to the auction or browse the catalogue online to see if there is something that takes your fancy.

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This article was originally published on Rachel Littlewood's Blog on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:49:26 GMT.

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Rachel Littlewood BA(Hons)Rachel Littlewood BA(Hons)

Rachel Littlewood is a director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood and has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business.

Rachel Littlewood joined Phillips International Auctioneers in 1993, having completed a BA(Hons) degree in Art History. Her role within Phillips was as Trusts and Estates Manager, overseeing all of the probate estate work and providing a point of contact for fiduciary clients. She also catalogued the antiquarian books auctions during this time and was involved in the organisation of the Quarterly Fine Sales held at Powderham Castle (near Exeter in Devon) for several years.

Following the closure in October 2000 of the Exeter salerooms of Phillips Auctioneers, due to their restructuring plans, Rachel Littlewood and Christopher Hampton established Hampton & Littlewood Auctioneers in 2001.

Trading as Hampton & Littlewood, Rachel Littlewood catalogued and built up the antiquarian book auctions, of which there were two a year, whilst overseeing the fortnightly auctions, Maritime, Sporting and Quarterly Fine Sales, together with the company advertising and marketing.

Since Bearne's and Hampton & Littlewood merged, Rachel Littlewood has overseen the day-to-day running of the auction rooms in Okehampton Street in Exeter whilst also overseeing human resources, marketing and advertising as well as the production of all fine art catalogues.

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