A hammer price of over £1 million was the impressive result of a recent jewellery auction at Birmingham auctioneers Fellows.
The Fine Jewellery sale featured some of the most beautiful diamonds to ever go under the hammer at the independent, family-owned auction house. The auction, showcasing the best jewellery Fellows has to offer and attracted an array of bidders from across the globe, with many items selling in the tens of thousands.
Customers took part via telephones, commission bidding, and online. Stephen Whittaker of Fellows said: “It was an exciting time yesterday as we held our first public auction in Birmingham for over four months. I am proud of our hard-working team who pulled together to ensure we had a brilliant sale. As the auctioneer for the entire sale, it was a pleasure to witness so many items fly above their estimates. We now have a flurry of timed auctions in the coming weeks, and we are hopeful that these will follow the positive trend that has been set.”
Fellows has been holding timed, online-only auctions throughout the period of lockdown, which have broken house records and generated huge interest.
A selection of sold highlights including feed from the Fine Jewellery sale were:
- An impressive platinum old-cut diamond single-stone ring, of 8.07cts, with diamond gallery and shoulders. Price realised: £110,000
- A platinum oval old-cut diamond single-stone ring, of 2.44cts, with single-cut diamond line shoulders. Price realised: £25,520.00
- A geometric necklace, set with diamond and carved ruby, emerald and sapphire. Price realised: £17,864.00
- An aquamarine, sapphire and brilliant-cut diamond necklace. Price realised: £16,588.00
- A mid-20th century platinum old-cut diamond single-stone ring, with diamond foliate shoulders. Price realised: £8,549.20
- A platinum aquamarine and baguette-cut diamond three-stone ring. Estimate: £1,000 – £1,500. Price realised: £4,466.00