Jewellery

Sarah Duncan

Head of Department

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Sarah boasts extensive experience in the jewellery industry, having spent six years working in the jewellery department at Bonhams. There Sarah personally handled several high-profile collections and was directly responsible for consigning several of the top lots sold worldwide. Sarah’s academic background includes the Gemological Institute of America and a postgraduate degree from the University of St Andrews. Her professional interests include posy rings and British jewellery designers of the 1970s.

The next Jewellery auction will take place on Tuesday 9th May 2017.

Forthcoming auction highlights

 

We are very pleased to present our 9th of May Jewellery auction. These one hundred and eighty five lots span examples of beautiful jewels made over the past two centuries.

Amongst the impressive diamond rings on offer are lot 60 a 2.30 carat certificated diamond ring, and lot 152 which was made by British jeweller David M. Robinson and is centrally set with a 4.63 carat diamond. Lot 17 is a rare Fancy Yellow diamond, graded by GIA as being Internally Flawless.

Lot 1 is a rare Russian emerald sautoir dating to circa 1900. The trend for these long strands was prevalent at the time and portraits of notable women of the period, including royalty, often feature these long looping rows of gems. The principal emerald, weighing approximately thirty seven carats has been certificated as being of Russian origin. Emeralds were mined in Russia from the 1830s and were famous worldwide in the early 20th century. Reportedly, emeralds were discovered in the roots of a fallen tree by a poor farmer working his land in 1830. For most of the 19th century all emeralds from these mines were considered the property of the Russian crown and could not be exported. Mining for precious gems decreased drastically in Russia following WWII, making this piece a rare example.

Lot 183 is the beautiful fringe necklace by the famous Italian goldsmith Carlo Giuliano. The charming delicate floral motif embraces the trends coming from India in the second half of the 19th century. Giuliano moved to London from Rome in the 1860s and established a workshop on Frith Street. In 1874 he opened his own shop which was known to have been frequented by clients of taste from all over Europe and America including Empress Victoria of Prussia.

View the full printable May catalogue.

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View past catalogues May 2015 July 2015 October 2015 December 2015 January 2016 March 2016 April 2016 June 2016 September 2016 November 2016 December 2016

Next Jewellery auction: 12th September 2017

We are currently consigning for our 12th of September Jewellery auction and welcome entries. We are happy to advice you with a confidential valuation of any jewellery which you might be considering offering at auction. We have strong demand for top quality period and modern pieces and works by well-known jewellery designers.

 

 

Past Highlights