Somerset jewellery sale sparkles

pair of gold and carved cornelian cufflinksA Somerset jewellery sale was busy and successful, with strong prices and a wide variety of lots reported by auction house Lawrences‘.

Two lots destined for a gentleman rather than the (more usual) ladies’ jewellery on offer included a pair of gold and carved cornelian cufflinks which sold above expectations at £3900; and an 18ct gold half hunting cased pocket watch on a chain by Robert Roskell which ticked its way to £1890.

Other highlights of the sale included:

  • an Art Deco emerald and diamond ring raced over expectations of £400-500 to make £3290
  • a Tiffany & Co sapphire and diamond triple cluster ring took £5490
  • a Colombian emerald and diamond ring made £6580
  • a diamond necklace set with 134 graduated brilliant-cut diamonds made £4390

The sale’s top leaders were brooches and pendants, where a lustrous 4.81 carat Australian black opal and diamond pendant flickered alluringly to take £8540.

The Somerset jewellery sale included an Australian black opal and diamond pendant

Elsewhere, a diamond solitaire pendant with a single 1.55 carat stone made £3660, and a late Victorian sapphire and diamond brooch pendant took four times the top estimate at £3900.

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