Birmingham auction house Fellows’ October antique and modern jewellery sale features many pieces of beautiful animal jewellery.
Multiple magnificent brooches, including a late Victorian pearl and diamond spider brooch, an early 20th century diamond kangaroo brooch and a 1970s 9ct gold squirrel brooch, by Alabaster & Wilson all feature in the auction.
Furthermore, there is a mid-Victorian gold, enamel and gem-set snake necklace, and a pair of diamond and ruby elephant earrings in the sale, which are sure to be popular amongst bidders.
A beautiful floral necklace features in the sale, designed as a graduated series of brilliant-cut diamond flowers. The precious item is estimated at £12,000-£18,000. There is a collection of alluring rings in the sale, including a Ceylon sapphire and diamond dress ring which is estimated at £12,000-£18,000. There are also two impeccable diamond single-stone rings, one weighing 1.50cts and the other weighing 4.77cts, which are estimated at £10,000-£15,000 and £18,000-£25,000 respectively.
There are many designer pieces to tempt every pocket, ranging from Cartier, Tiffany and Fabergé to more unusual designer pieces such as a show-stopping Lalaounis necklace. To top it off, there are a number of certified gemstone pieces to add a pop of colour to your autumn collection.
The Antique & Modern Jewellery catalogue is available to view online. The auction will take place on Thursday October 12, starting at 11am.
Here is a glittering round-up of some of our favourite picks from the sale!
A mid 20th century gem-set novelty brooch. Designed as a textured cat, with vari-shape sapphire, chrysoprase, ruby, garnet and split pearl detail. AF. Sapphire weight 2.53cts. Length 5cms. Weight 14.3gms.
An early 20th century diamond kangaroo brooch. Designed as a pave-set diamond kangaroo, in mid-bound, with red gem eye. Estimated total diamond weight 0.50ct. Length 3.9cms. Weight 6.9gms
A Cartier 18ct gold diamond ‘Love’ bangle. The pave-set diamond hinged band, with brilliant-cut diamond collet spaced highlights. Signed and numbered Cartier, XV 5966. Total diamond weight 3.16cts. Italian marks. Inner diameter 5.5cms. Weight 39.3gms. With maker’s case and certificate.
A Chopard ‘Happy Diamonds’ necklace. Designed as five free-moving brilliant-cut diamonds, within a pave-set diamond and glazed heart, to the integral brick-link chain. Signed and numbered Chopard, 81/5427-20 9661737. Total diamond weight 2.79cts. Length 20cms. Weight 131.9gms. With maker’s case and papers.
A Tiffany & Co ‘Lucida-cut’ diamond single-stone ring. The Lucida-cut diamond, weighing 1.01cts, with slightly tapered shoulders. Signed and numbered Tiffany & Co., D64725. With report 11382124, dated 18th December 2000, from the GIA, stating G colour, VVS1 clarity. Ring size I1/2. Weight 5gms. With maker’s case.