From the collection of Major-General Arthur Hay DSO OBE, each clip from the pair totaled over three carats in terms of diamond weight. Their art deco design, colour and match of the stones meant that bidders in the room, on the telephone and online pushed them over their pre-sale estimate of £8,000 to eventually hammer at £27,000.
Other highlights in the sale included:
An eye-catching bar brooch, set with seven diamonds and six toned sapphires with a total diamond weight of approximately 4.5ct it sold for £2,800.
A Chinese Mutton Fat Jade dish, from the Qing Dynasty, made in the 18th/19th century. Estimated at £1,000-£1,500 it finally sold on the phone for £11,000.
A brush pot or Bitong, from the Qing Dynasty, sold for £3,100.
A Regency military campaign desk, made just after the Napoleonic Wars, sold at £900.