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Spring 2012 Fine Sale Jewellery Auction Results

The stars of the Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood April 2012 Fine Sale jewellery section were, appropriately enough, the diamonds. Several spectacular diamond-mounted pieces found new homes and it was these, along with some of the more interesting antique jewellery which were the outstanding lots.

A pair of diamond three-stone drop earring realised £6,200 at auction (FS14/419).

A pair of diamond three-stone drop earring realised £6,200 at auction (FS14/419).

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).

A diamond-mounted, single-stone ring.

The jewellery section of our April 2012 Fine Sale also included a diamond-mounted, single-stone ring, which achieved an impressive hammer pice of £4,400 (FS14/402).

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).

A three-stone diamond ring.

This three-stone diamond ring sold for £5,800 in the jewellery section of our recent Fine Sale in Exeter, Devon (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).

A dress watch by The International Watch Company.

A dress watch by The International Watch Company with distinct Art Deco influences sold for an impressive £4,500 (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).

A late 19th century gold and reverse painted crystal intaglio brooch.

A late 19th century gold and reverse painted crystal intaglio brooch (which was part of the jewellery offered in our April 2012 Fine Sale at our auction rooms in Exeter, Devon) sold for £980 (FS14/284).

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  • Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
  • Fine Sale
  • Jewellery Auctions
  • Watch Auctions
  • Diamond Rings
  • Diamond Earrings

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