HIGHLIGHTS OF BONHAMS LONDON KNIGHTSBRIDGE JEWELRY SALE 17TH OCTOBER, 2018

Bonhams London, Knightsbridge October Jewelry Sale is due to be held at their Knightsbridge saleroom in the fashionable Knightsbridge area on Montpelier Street, on Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, starting at 11.00 BST. The auction will be preceded by viewing of the lots at the same venue, on Thursday, 11th October, 2018 and then from Sunday, 14th October, 2018 to Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, viewing times being 9.30 to 16.30 BST on Thursday, 11th October, 2018; 11.00 to 15.00 BST on Sunday, 14th October, 2018; 9.30 to 16.30 BST on Monday, 15th and Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 and 9.00 to 10.00 BST on Wednesday, 17th October, 2018.

A total of 274 lots will be on offer at the sale, including a variety of jewels, such as bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, rings etc. set with colored and colorless diamonds, colored gemstones such as emeralds, rubies, sapphires etc. and organic gemstones such as natural and cultured pearls, corals, mother-of-pearl and seed pearls.

 

COLORLESS DIAMOND LOTS

 

LOT 260 - A DIAMOND NECKLACE
LOT 260 – A DIAMOND NECKLACE

One of the top highlights among Colorless Diamond Lots is LOT 260 – A DIAMOND NECKLACE – with an estimate of £ 15,000 – 20,000 (€ 17,000 – 22,000). The 39.4 cm (15.5 ins) choker length articulated necklace suspends an 8.8 cm long openwork pear-shaped drop pendant with floral and foliate decoration, set with old brilliant-cut diamonds, from a bow-shaped surmount also set with brilliant-cut diamonds, The lower half of the necklace from which the pendant is suspended, is composed of a wavy floral motif, with a larger diamond rosette placed at the bottom of each wave and a smaller diamond rosette on either side of it. The waves are connected by a link also set with an old brilliant-cut diamond. There are two such waves on either side of the pendant, and at the points where the lower half ends a single smaller and larger rosette are placed. The rear half of the necklace are made of only smaller diamond rosettes, five rosettes on either side of the rear clasp, connected by links set with a single old brilliant-cut diamond. Total weight of old brilliant-cut diamonds approximately 17.60 carats.

 

LOT 270 - A DIAMOND RING
LOT 270 – A DIAMOND RING

Another highlight among Colorless Diamond Lots is Lot 270 – A DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 12,000 – 15,000 (€ 14,000 – 17,000).  Ring size M, white metal ring is claw-set with a rectangular step-cut diamond weighing 2.52 carats, flanked by baguette and trapezoid-cut diamonds on the shoulders of the ring,  with a total weight of approximately 0.95 carats.

 

LOT 270 - ANOTHER VIEW DIAMOND RING
LOT 270 – ANOTHER VIEW DIAMOND RING

GIA Report number 2195456217, dated June 22nd 2018, states that the step-cut diamond weighing 2.52 carats is E-color and VS1 clarity.

 

LOT 271 - AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT
LOT 271 – AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT

LOT 271 – AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT – is an antique diamond jewel, with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,200 – 3,400).

 

LOT 271 - ANOTHER VIEW OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT
LOT 271 – ANOTHER VIEW OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT

The platinum and yellow gold brooch of openwork geometric design, characteristic of the Art Deco period, is millegrain-set at the center with a cushion-shaped diamond, within a knife wire surround of millegrain-set four larger and four smaller old brilliant-cut diamonds. The inner circle of diamonds placed within a square wire frame, with an additional brilliant-cut diamonds placed between the corners of the square and the circle of diamonds. The vertices of the square wire frame are placed on the outer circle of pave-set and millegrain-set rose-cut diamonds. The spaces between the sides of the square and outer circle are millegrain set with three old brilliant-cut diamonds on an arc of wire. Weight of central diamond approximately 1.75 carats. Total weight of other old brilliant-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds approximately 1.85 carats. Cased by Payne and Son, Goldsmiths, Oxford.

 

 LOT 246 -   DIAMOND DRESS RING
LOT 246 –   DIAMOND DRESS RING

Another Colorless Diamond highlight of the sale is LOT 246 –   DIAMOND DRESS RING – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,200 – 3,400). Ring size L½ white metal ring is of abstract design, claw-set with brilliant, marquise and tapered baguette-cut diamonds. The principal diamond weighs approximately 0.95ct. Total weight of remaining diamonds approximately 1.90 carats.

 

COLORED DIAMOND LOT

 

LOT 23 - A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING
LOT 23 – A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING

LOT 23 – A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 5,000 – 7,000 (€ 5,700 – 8,000) is a Colored Diamond Lot of the sale.  Ring Size M½, white and yellow gold ring, is claw-set on yellow gold with an octagonal-cut Fancy Light Yellow diamond, weighing 2.10 carats, flanked by a triangular-cut diamond on either side on the shoulders of the ring. Total weight of colorless diamonds approximately 0.30 carat.

GIA Report number 1142407442, dated 22nd April 2014, states that the diamond weighing 2.10 carats is Fancy Light Yellow, natural color and SI2 clarity.

 

LOT 13 - A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING
LOT 13 – A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING

LOT 13 – A FANCY-COLOURED DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,600) is another Colored Diamond lot of the sale. Ring Size M½, yellow gold ring is obliquely bezel-set with an octagonal-shaped diamond of yellow tint, weighing 1.32 carats.

AnchorCert Report number 20002696, dated 11th April 2012, states that the diamond is Fancy yellow, natural color and VVS1 clarity.

 

EMERALD LOTS

 

LOT 34 - AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING
LOT 34 – AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING

LOT 34 – AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND RING, with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is a significant Emerald Lot of the sale.

Ring size L, white metal ring is bezel-set with a hexagonal-shaped diamond, highlighted by a surround pave-set and bezel-set with calibré-cut emeralds, flanked by an openwork rhomboidal motif on the shoulders, also similarly set with calibré-cut emeralds. The weight of the diamond is approximately 2.25 carats.

 

LOT 266 - AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND SALAMANDER BROOCH, CIRCA 1890
LOT 266 – AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND SALAMANDER BROOCH, CIRCA 1890

LOT 266 – AN EMERALD AND DIAMOND SALAMANDER BROOCH, CIRCA 1890 – is another Emerald Lot of the sale with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500). The silver and gold salamander brooch of length 11.2 cm (4.4 ins.) is pave-set with old brilliant-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, on the head, trunk, tail and limbs except on a dorsal row extending from the head to the tail, set with a graduated row of circular-cut emeralds, and the eyes set with marquise-cut emeralds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 5.50 carats.

 

LOT 137 - AN EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT
LOT 137 – AN EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT

LOT 137 – AN EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT – with an estimate of £ 800 – 1,200 (€ 910 – 1,400) is another significant emerald lot of the sale. The pendant of length 7.1 cm suspends a polished emerald drop by its narrow end, by a foliate openwork bellcap arrangement, accented with rose-cut diamonds and a collet-set old brilliant-cut diamond placed at the top of the bellcap, connected to the loop passing through the button-shaped white pearl, the loop at the top of the pearl suspending the emerald drop from the linear surmount above, set with a row of old brilliant-cut diamonds, with provision for suspension from a neckolace.

The polished emerald drop beneath a foliate openwork surmount accented by rose-cut diamonds and a 7.7mm pearl, pearl untested, length 7.1cm

 

RUBY LOTS

 

LOT 258 - A STAR RUBY RING, by Charles de Temple, 1991
LOT 258 – A STAR RUBY RING, by Charles de Temple, 1991

 

LOT 258 – A STAR RUBY RING, by Charles de Temple, 1991 – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000n (€ 2,200 – 3,400) is a Ruby Lot of the sale. Ring size M, 18k yellow gold ring of  bombé design, signed CdeT with London hallmark is bezel-set centrally with a star ruby cabochon, within a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds, set on textured yellow gold, the gallery and hoop of the ring also made of textured yellow gold.

 

LOT 178 - A RUBY CLIP BROOCH, by Gazdar, circa 1940
LOT 178 – A RUBY CLIP BROOCH, by Gazdar, circa 1940

LOT 178 – A RUBY CLIP BROOCH, by Gazdar, circa 1940 – with an estimate of £ 1,000 – 1,500 (€ 1,100 – 1,700) is another Ruby Lot of the sale. The yellow gold brooch of length 4.0 cm, signed Gazdar, is of stylized scroll design, accented by circular-cut and step-cut rubies.

LOT 144 - A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING
LOT 144 – A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING

Another Ruby highlight of the sale is LOT 144 – A RUBY AND DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 1,500 – 2,000 (€ 1,700 – 2,300).  Ring Size L½, yellow gold ring is claw-set with a pear-shaped ruby highlighted by a surround of millegrain-set old brilliant-cut diamonds, between bifurcated shoulders. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.40 carats.

 

SAPPHIRE LOTS

 

LOT 63 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Graff
LOT 63 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Graff

LOT 63 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Graff – with an estimate of £ 4,000 – 6,000 (€ 4,500 – 6,800) is a top highlight among Sapphire Lots. Ring Size L, white metal ring, signed Graff, is claw-set with a pear-shaped sapphire weighing 6.64 carats, flanked by tapered baguette-cut diamond on the shoulders of the ring.  Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.50 carat.

GCS Report number 78174-19, dated 10th August 2018, states that the sapphire is natural with indications of heating.

 

LOT 46 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
LOT 46 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

LOT 46 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 4,500 – 5,500 (€ 5,100 – 6,200) is another sapphire highlight of the sale. Ring Size L, white metal ring is claw-set with a cushion-cut sapphire weighing 6.41 carats, flanked on either side with a rectangular step-cut diamond.  Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.50 carat.

GCS Report number 78152-57, dated 19th April 2018, states that the sapphire is of Sri Lankan origin, with no indications of heating.

 

LOT 233 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH
LOT 233 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH

LOT 233 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH– with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is a brooch of length 4.3 cm designed as a stylized knot set with single and old brilliant-cut diamonds, alternating with circular-cut sapphires. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.40 carats.

 

LOT 156 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT
LOT 156 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT

 

LOT 156 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT – is another Sapphire highlight of the sale with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 2,500 (€ 2,300 – 2,800). The pendant designed as a flower head centers on a claw-set circular-cut sapphire, with eight claw-set oval-cut sapphire petals and a collet-set single-cut diamonds placed between the petals. The sapphire flower head has a linear surmount set with two collet-set single cut diamonds and terminating in a claw-set old brilliant-cut diamond, connected on either side to the cable-link neck-chain 44 cm in length. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.70 carats.

GCS Report number 78174-72, dated 22nd August, 2018, states that the sapphires, weighing approximately 6.40 carats total, are of Burmese origin, with no indications of heating.

 

LOT 250 - A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DRESS RING
LOT 250 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DRESS RING

 

LOT 250 – A SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND DRESS RING – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,400 – 1,700) is a Sapphire Lot of the Sale. Ring Size N½, 18k white gold ring with London hallmark, is bezel set at the center with a circular sapphire cabochon, within a bombé surround of calibré-cut sapphires, the mount set with brilliant-cut diamonds and an outer row of circular-cut sapphires and the shoulders set with more brilliant-cut diamonds.

 

OTHER COLORED GEMSTONE LOTS 

AQUAMARINE LOTS

 

LOT 140Ω - A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS
LOT 140Ω – A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS

 

LOT 140Ω – A PAIR OF AQUAMARINE AND DIAMOND PENDENT EARRINGS – £ 2,500 – 3,000 (€ 2,900 – 3,400). Each of the pair of pendant earrings of length 4.8 cm suspends an elongated briolette-cut aquamarine by a bell-cap arrangement set with single cut diamonds, from a surmount set with a central large old brilliant-cut diamond, surrounded by a row of smaller brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.55 carats.

 

LOT 38 - AN AQUAMARINE PENDANT NECKLACE
LOT 38 – AN AQUAMARINE PENDANT NECKLACE

 

– with an estimate of £ 2,500 – 3,000 (€ 2,900 – 3,400) is another Aquamarine highlight of the sale. The trace-link chain necklace of length 42.0 cm suspends a rectangular step-cut aquamarine as a pendant, claw-set on white metal, and linked to the trace-link chain, at the claws situated at the corners of the upper longer side of the rectangular step-cut aquamarine.

LOT-138 - AN AQUAMARINE PENDANT,
LOT-138 – AN AQUAMARINE PENDANT,

 

Lot 138 is a significant Aquamarine Lot, titled AN AQUAMARINE PENDANT, with an estimate of £ 1,500 – 2,000 (€ 1,700 – 2,300). The pendant of length 4.7 cm is made up of a briolette-cut aquamarine suspended by an openwork bell-cap arrangement set with single-cut diamonds.

 

CITRINE LOTS

 

 LOT 123 - A CITRINE PENDANT/NECKLACE
LOT 123 – A CITRINE PENDANT/NECKLACE

One of the Citrine Lots of the Sale is LOT 123 – A CITRINE PENDANT/NECKLACE – with an estimate of £ 800 – 1,200 (€ 910 – 1,400). The yellow gold pendant of length 8.7 cm is a fancy-link tassel pendant set with briolette-cut citrines, suspended from a triple-strand yellow gold cable-link chain of length 45.2cm.

 

GARNET LOT

 

LOT 171 - A 19TH CENTURY GARNET NECKLACE, PENDANT AND EARRING SUITE
LOT 171 – A 19TH CENTURY GARNET NECKLACE, PENDANT AND EARRING SUITE

 

LOT 171 – A 19TH CENTURY GARNET NECKLACE, BRACELET, PENDANT AND EARRING SUITE – with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is a Garnet highlight of the sale.

The yellow-gold pendant necklace of floral design has a length of 44.0 cm and is set with floral rosettes linked by oval garnets. Each rosette centering around a small circular-cut garnet has five petals set with pear-shaped garnets, all garnets are set in foiled closed-back yellow gold settings.

The detachable pendant of length 5.0 cm is of floral design with a central motif of four smaller pear-shaped garnets alternating with four small circular-cut garnets, surrounded by four five-petal rosettes placed along the vertical and horizontal axis, alternating with a single elongated pear-shaped garnet. The overall shape of the pendant is a tilted square and the vertices of this tilted square are set with a single circular-cut garnet. All garnets are set in foiled closed-back yellow gold settings.

Each of the pair of pendant earrings 5.5 cm long is of floral and foliate design, set with five-petal rosettes at the upper and lower end of the pendants, with two foliate motifs set in between, composed of two leaves set with pear-shaped garnets arising from the stem represented by a single circular-cut garnet. All garnets are set in foiled closed-back yellow gold settings. The upper rosettes have provision for suspension to the ear lobes.

 

 

LOT 171 - A 19TH CENTURY GARNET BRACELET
LOT 171 – A 19TH CENTURY GARNET BRACELET

 

The bracelet of length 19.0 cm is of floral design like the necklace, with seven five-petal rosettes set with pear-shaped garnets alternating with seven oval-cut garnets, set in foiled closed-back yellow gold settings.

 

Lot 91 - A GARNET AND SEED PEARL BANGLE, CIRCA 1900
Lot 91 – A GARNET AND SEED PEARL BANGLE, CIRCA 1900

 

Lot 91 – A GARNET AND SEED PEARL BANGLE, CIRCA 1900 – is another Garnet Lot of the sale with an estimate of £ 800 – 1,200 (€ 910 – 1,400). The hinged knifewire yellow gold bangle of inner diameter 5.7 cm, is centrally bezel-set with a cushion-shaped garnet, highlighted by a row of claw-set seed pearls, with a seed pearl foliate accent on either side, further accented by a collet-set seed pearl on each of the three knifewires, placed immediately after the foliate accents, at the corners of a triangle. The pearls are untested for natural origin. The jewel is cased by The Alexander Clark Manufacturing Company, 125 & 126 Fenchurch St., London.

 

MOONSTONE LOT

LOT 89 - MOONSTONE, RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH
LOT 89 – MOONSTONE, RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH

 

LOT 89 is a moonstone suite consisting of a brooch and ring, titled A MOONSTONE, RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, CIRCA 1900, AND A MOONSTONE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING, with an estimate of £ 800 – 1,000 (€ 910 – 1,100). The yellow gold knifewire brooch of length 2.5 cm has a central trefoil collet-set with three circular moonstone cabochons around a central collet-set rose-cut diamond, accented by three claw-set old brilliant-cut diamonds placed between the moonstones. The knifewire brooch terminates on either side with a claw-set circular-cut ruby and a claw-set old brilliant-cut diamond.

 

LOT 89 - MOONSTONE, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
LOT 89 – MOONSTONE, RUBY AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING

 

Ring Size M½, white and yellow metal ring is claw-set on yellow-metal with an oval moonstone cabochon highlighted by a surround of claw-set old brilliant and single-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.90 carat

 

ONYX LOTS

 

LOT 128 - AN ONYX NECKLACE WITH A DIAMOND CLASP
LOT 128 – AN ONYX NECKLACE WITH A DIAMOND CLASP

LOT 128 – AN ONYX NECKLACE WITH A DIAMOND CLASP – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,300 – 3,400) is one of the Onyx highlights of the sale, which is to be sold without any reserve. The necklace of length 49.5 cm is composed of a single row of spherical black onyx beads, with a rear clasp of foliate design set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 4-95 carats.

 

LOT 122 - AN ONYX CHOKER, by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany, circa 1980
LOT 122 – AN ONYX CHOKER, by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany, circa 1980

 

LOT 122 – AN ONYX CHOKER, by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany, circa 1980 – £ 1,000 – 1,500 (€ 1,100 – 1,700). The five-strand Onyx bead necklace with the inner shortest strand of length 35.4 cm equivalent to a Choker, is composed of spherical black onyx beads of diameter 7.9 mm, with an openwork 18k yellow gold flower-head clasp behind, set with a central onyx cabochon, signed Paloma Picasso and Tiffany & Co., with maker’s mark and UK import mark.

 

ORANGE SAPPHIRE LOT

 

LOT 56 - AN ORANGE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING
LOT 56 – AN ORANGE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING

 

LOT 56 – AN ORANGE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING – with an estimate of £ 1,500 – 2,000 (€ 1,700 – 2,300) is another Fancy Colored Sapphire of the lot. Ring Size O, yellow gold ring is of openwork design with solid edge bands and openwork design in-between, claw-set at the center, with an oval-cut orange sapphire, with several claw-set brilliant-cut diamonds set on the openwork, either side of the sapphire. The solid edge bands on the upper hoop of the ring are pave-set with a row of brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.30 carats.

 

PERIDOT LOT

 

LOT 26 - A PERIDOT AND DIAMOND DRESS RING
LOT 26 – A PERIDOT AND DIAMOND DRESS RING

 

LOT 26 – A PERIDOT AND DIAMOND DRESS RING – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,400 – 1,700) is a significant Colored Gemstone Lot incorporating a peridot gemstone. Ring Size M½, yellow and white metal ring is collet-set with a circular peridot cabochon, and the upper bicolored hoop of the ring  set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

 

PINK SAPPHIRE LOT   

 

LOT 66 - A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Cartier
LOT 66 – A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Cartier

 

LOT 66 – A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING, by Cartier – with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is a Colored Gemstone highlight incorporating a pink sapphire. Ring Size M, Platinum Ring, signed Cartier, numbered HLS03452 54 and inscribed PT950 for Platinum, is partially bezel-set with a cushion-shaped pink sapphire weighing 4.18 carats, between raised shoulders pavé-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the gallery on the sides also similarly-set with diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.10 carats

SSEF Report number 89936, dated 24th January 2017, states that the pink sapphire is natural, with indications of heating.

 

STAR SAPPHIRE LOT

 

A PINK STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
A PINK STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING

 

LOT 199 is a Star Sapphire Lot incorporating a pink star sapphire, titled, A PINK STAR SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING – with an estimate of £ 2,500 – 3,000 (€ 2,800 – 3,400). Ring Size M½ , yellow gold ring, is set with a pink star sapphire cabochon in a closed back setting, highlighted by a surround of old brilliant-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds, between scrolling yellow gold shoulders. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.40 carat.

GCS Report number 78144-48, dated 20th March 2018, states that the star sapphire, weighing approximately 4.00 carats, is natural, of Burmese origin, with no indications of heat treatment.

 

TOPAZ LOTS

 

LOT 107 - A TOPAZ AND DIAMOND NECKLACE
LOT 107 – A TOPAZ AND DIAMOND NECKLACE

 

LOT 107 – A TOPAZ AND DIAMOND NECKLACE – with an estimate of £ 5,000 – 7,000 (€ 5,700 – 8,000) is a highlight among Topaz Lots. The cable-link chain necklace of length 42.0 cm suspends a navette-shaped pendant claw-set at the center with an oval-cut orange topaz, highlighted by a surround of brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 2.50 carats

GCS Report number 78158-11, dated 21st May 2018. states that the orange topaz is natural.

 

LOT 236 - A PAIR OF BLUE TOPAZ, AQUAMRINE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
LOT 236 – A PAIR OF BLUE TOPAZ, AQUAMRINE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

 

LOT 236 – A PAIR OF BLUE TOPAZ, AQUAMRINE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS – with an estimate of £ 1,500 – 2,000 (€ 1,700 – 2,300) is another Topaz Lot of the sale.  Each of the pair of white and yellow gold pendant earrings of length 3.9 cm has a faceted blue topaz drop suspended by a bellcap arrangement set with brilliant-cut diamonds, from a lobe-shaped surmount set with similarly-cut diamonds and tapered baguette and step-cut aquamarines.  Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.50 carats.

 

TURQUOISE LOTS

 

LOT 241 - A TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND BROOCH AND RING SUITE
LOT 241 – A TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND BROOCH

 

LOT 241 – A TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND BROOCH AND RING SUITE – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,400 – 1,700) is a Turquoise highlight of the sale. The brooch of diameter 4.4 cm is designed as a radiating cluster of circular and oval turquoise cabochons alternating with single-cut diamond marquise-shaped highlights, centered around a single large circular turquoise cabochon, surrounded by a row of single-cut diamonds, and a wavy row of single-cut diamonds externally.

 

LOT 241 - THE TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING
LOT 241 – THE TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND CLUSTER RING

 

The ring of matching design with ring size Q, is claw-set with a single large circular turquoise cabochon, surrounded by a row of eight claw-set smaller circular turquoise cabochons alternating with eight marquise-shaped highlights set with small single-cut diamonds.

 

YELLOW SAPPHIRE LOT

 

LOT 106 - A YELLOW SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT
LOT 106 – A YELLOW SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT

 

 

LOT 106 – A YELLOW SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND PENDANT – with an estimate of £ 6,000 – 7,000 (€ 6,800 – 8,000) is a Colored Gemstone highlight incorporating a Yellow Sapphire. The pendant of length 2.8 cm is designed as a foliate spray, claw-set on yellow gold, with a pear-shaped yellow sapphire, suspended from white gold surmount bezel-set with baguette-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.40 carat.

GCS Report number 78149-50, dated 26th March 2018, states that the sapphire weighing approximately 9.50 carats is of Madagascar origin, with no indications of heating.

 

MULTI-COLORED GEMSTONE LOTS

 

LOT 226 -  A GEM-SET RING
LOT 226 – A GEM-SET RING

 

LOT 226 is a combined Colored Gemstone Lot composed of emeralds and sapphires apart from diamonds. The lot titled, A GEM-SET RING, has an estimate of £ 3,200 – 3,500 equivalent to Euro 3,600 to 4,000.

Ring Size O ½ white metal ring, is bezel-set with an old brilliant-cut diamond as centerpiece, highlighted by a series of undulating rows of millegrain-set, calibré-cut emeralds, followed by French-cut sapphires and then old brilliant-cut diamonds, further accented by old brilliant-cut diamonds on the shoulders of the ring. The principal central diamond weighs approximately 1.00 carat. Total weight of remaining diamonds approximately 0.40 carat.

 

LOT 53 - A GEM-SET DRESS RING
LOT 53 – A GEM-SET DRESS RING

 

LOT 53 – A GEM-SET DRESS RING – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,400 – 1,700) is another Multi-Colored Gemstone Lot.  Ring size O½, trifurcated band yellow gold ring is set in the front with vari-cut gemstones, a claw-set oval-cut peridot cabochon and claw-set cushion-cut garnet, on the central band on either side of a central claw-set brilliant-cut diamond, a partial bezel-set step-cut Citrine at the center of the side band and a claw-set circular-cut turquoise cabochon, at the center of the other side band, accented by pave-set brilliant-cut diamonds on the upper hoop of the ring. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.60 carat.

 

ORGANIC GEMSTONES

CORAL LOTS

 

LOT 197Y - A MID 19TH CENTURY CORAL NECKLACE AND BROOCH
LOT 197Y – A MID 19TH CENTURY CORAL NECKLACE AND BROOCH

 

LOT 197Y – A MID 19TH CENTURY CORAL NECKLACE, BROOCH AND BRACELET SUITE – is a highlight among Coral Lots, with an estimate of £ 1,800 – 2,200 (€ 2,000 – 2,500). The three-strand coral necklace with inner strand of length 40.5 cm (15.9 ins.) equivalent to a choker, has a front lower half consisting of three graduating clusters of circular coral cabochons (Corallium rubrum) mounted on white gold, from which several fringes of Corallium rubrum drops arise. A smaller cluster of coral cabochons is also placed on the clasp behind.

The Brooch of length 7.2 cm has a matching cluster of circular coral cabochons mounted on white gold with five drop-shaped coral fringes arising from the lower side, with a central longer drop and two shorter drops of matching lengths on either side.

 

LOT 197Y - A MID 19TH CENTURY CORAL BRACELET
LOT 197Y – A MID 19TH CENTURY CORAL BRACELET

 

The bracelet of length 25.8 cm of openwork design has a cluster of circular coral cabochons and coral drops placed around the clasp of the bracelet. One drop is deficient on the bracelet.

 

LOT 188 - A CORAL NECKLACE,
LOT 188 – A CORAL NECKLACE,

 

Another Coral Lot of the sale is Lot 188Y titled, A CORAL NECKLACE, with an estimate of £ 800 – 1,200 (€ 910 – 1,400). The necklace of length 82 cm is made of two strands of coral beads (Corallium rubrum) mounted in gold, with an oval 19th century clasp set with a coral cameo, carved to depict the portrait of a lady.

 

NATURAL PEARL LOTS

 

LOT 273 - A NATURAL PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET
LOT 273 – A NATURAL PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET

LOT 273 – A NATURAL PEARL, RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET – with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is one of the Natural Pearl highlights of the sale. The four-strand natural pearl bracelet of length 18.7 cm (7.4 ins.) are made up of variously shaped natural pearls, varying in diameter from 3.3 mm to 4.1 mm, with a white body color and pink overtones, and a luster characteristic of saltwater natural pearls. The yellow gold clasps at the ends of the bracelet are of oval bombé design  pavé-set with old brilliant-cut diamonds, accented by a row of circular-cut rubies. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.80 carats.

Gem and Pearl Laboratory report number 15908, dated 26th June 2018 states that an extensive sample of the pearls tested were found to be natural, saltwater pearls.

 

LOT 265 - AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH
LOT 265 – AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH

 

LOT 265 – AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH – £ 5,000 – 7,000 (€ 5,600 – 7,900) is another Natural Pearl highlight of the sale. The brooch made of an elongated plaque, 7.5 cm long is set with a near-spherical natural pearl at the center, of dimensions 10.5 mm x 11.5 mm and six pairs of old brilliant-cut diamonds on either side, pave-set within rectangular areas, with millegrain borders. Total weight of diamonds approximately 3.60 carats.

Laboratoire Français de Gemmologie. report number 318349, dated 13th June 2016.  states that the pearl is natural and of saltwater origin.

 

LOT 213Y - A CONCH PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE
LOT 213Y – A CONCH PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE

 

LOT 213Y – A CONCH PEARL AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE – with an estimate of £ 3,000 – 4,000 (€ 3,400 – 4,500) is another significant Natural Pearl Lot of the sale. The box-link chain white metal necklace of length 44.2 cm suspends a pendant of length 2.1 cm, claw-set on white metal with a pink conch pearl of dimensions 11.5 mm x 8.5 mm, with a marquise-cut floral motif diamond surmount connected to the box-link chain. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.50 carat.

 

 

CULTURED PEARL LOTS

 

LOT 218 - A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND 'ARIA' BRACELET - by Tiffany
LOT 218 – A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND ‘ARIA’ BRACELET – by Tiffany

LOT 218 – A CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND ‘ARIA’ BRACELET – by Tiffany with an estimate of £ 4,000 – 6,000 (€ 4,500 – 6,800) is a top highlight among Cultured Pearl Lots. The white metal bracelet of length 18 cm signed Tiffany & Co., is designed as a series of white cultured pearls between triads of brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.90 carats.

 

 A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARCLIPS
A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARCLIPS

 

LOT 247 is a cultured pearl lot of the sale, titled, A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARCLIPS with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,200 – 3,400).  Each of the pair of earclips of diameter 2.0 cm, with French import marks, is of flower head design, set with a spherical white cultured pearl as centerpiece of diameter 10.8 mm and 11.6 mm respectively, with a surround of ten petals, each of which is millegrain set with an old brilliant-cut diamond, and the intervening spaces between the petals claw-set with two old brilliant-cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds approximately 1.55 carats.

 

LOT 219 - A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS
LOT 219 – A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS

 

 Another Cultured Pearl Lot of the sale is LOT 219 – A PAIR OF CULTURED PEARL AND DIAMOND EARRINGS – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,300 – 3,400).  Each of the pair of pendant earrings of length 5.5 cm, with French import marks suspends an oval-shaped, white cultured pearl of diameter 13.3 mm and 13.5 mm respectively by a spiral surmount arrangement, set with brilliant-cut diamonds, and suspended by a linear surmount set with a row of larger old brilliant-cut diamonds, the upper part of the surmount provided with fittings for suspension.

 

SEED PEARL LOTS

 

AN EMERALD, DIAMOND, BLACK DIAMOND, ONYX AND SEED PEARL SAUTOIR
AN EMERALD, DIAMOND, BLACK DIAMOND, ONYX AND SEED PEARL SAUTOIR

Lot 181 is one of the Seed Pearl highlights of the sale, titled, AN EMERALD, DIAMOND, BLACK DIAMOND, ONYX AND SEED PEARL SAUTOIR – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,300 – 3,400).

The necklace of length 59.3 cm is a multi-strand seed pearl necklace suspending a detachable cartouche-shaped pendant, of length 15 cm, bezel-set with an oval emerald cabochon weighing 28.36 carats, the surround set with a rectangular calibré-cut onyx on either side, brilliant-cut diamonds on the border of the openwork motif and the loop that suspends the pendant from the necklace, and two vertical rows of treated black diamonds along the median line of the pendant, terminating in a seed pearl tassel hanging from a diamond-set cap, each strand of the tassel ending in a black diamond. The clasp behind is set with a brilliant-cut diamond cross, Total weight of colorless diamonds approximately 0.45 carat.

Gübelin Gem Lab Report number 0803715, dated 13th March 2008, states that the emerald is natural, of Colombian origin, with indications of minor clarity enhancement, accepted in the trade.

 

LOT 198 - AN ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND SEED PEARL PENDANT, by Carlo Giuliano, circa 1890
LOT 198 – AN ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND SEED PEARL PENDANT, by Carlo Giuliano, circa 1890

 

LOT 198 – AN ENAMEL, ROCK CRYSTAL AND SEED PEARL PENDANT, by Carlo Giuliano, circa 1890 – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,300 – 1,700) is another antique piece incorporating seed pearls. The heart-shaped yellow gold pendant of length 4.3 cm, with maker’s mark CG, is set with a heart-shaped rock crystal cabochon as centerpiece, highlighted by turquoise blue and white enamel borders, with blue dot detail, and further accented by an outer surround of seed pearls, with a glazed compartment to the reverse.

 

 LOT 143 - A DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL CHOKER
LOT 143 – A DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL CHOKER

 

Another Seed Pearl lot is LOT 143 – A DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL CHOKER – with an estimate of £ 1,000 – 1,500 (€ 1,100 – 1,700). The multi-strand seed pearl necklace with the inner shortest strand having a length of 32.5 cm and with single-cut diamond spacers placed at regular intervals, is set at the front with an openwork panel, consisting of a circle, hexagon, a zone of semi-circles and triangles, followed by two concentric circles with semi-circles, triangles and other shapes in-between, with a row six seed pearls set on the inner circle alternating with collet-set single-cut diamonds and a rose-cut diamond claw-set inside the millegrain bordered triangle just outside the collets. The circular space within the inner circle is occupied by a floral motif, consisting of a millegrain set old brilliant-cut diamond as the stigma, and six marquise-shaped petals surrounding it with three rose-cut diamonds claw-set inside each petal with millegrain borders. Total weight of diamonds approximately 0.50 carats.

 

METAL ONLY LOTS

 

LOT 222 - AN ELEPHANT BROOCH, by Cartier
LOT 222 – AN ELEPHANT BROOCH, by Cartier

 

LOT 222 – AN ELEPHANT BROOCH, by Cartier – with an estimate of £ 2,000 – 3,000 (€ 2,300 – 3,400) is a predominantly metal only lot. The yellow gold brooch of length 6.7 cm, signed Cartier, numbered, with maker’s mark and French assay mark,  is  designed as a family of elephants walking along a bamboo path, of polished and brushed design. The largest elephant is set with a circular-cut emerald eye. One emerald is deficient.

 

Lot 174 – A FANCY-LINK BRACELET

 

Lot 174 – A FANCY-LINK BRACELET – with an estimate of £ 1,500 – 2,000 (€ 1,700 – 2,300) is another metal only lot composed of yellow gold, designed as a continuous series of woven cable-links and of length 21 cm.

 

LOT 125 - A PAIR OF EARCLIPS, by Cartier
LOT 125 – A PAIR OF EARCLIPS, by Cartier

 

LOT 125 – A PAIR OF EARCLIPS, by Cartier – with an estimate of £ 1,200 – 1,500 (€ 1,400 – 1,700) is a metal only lot, made of 18k yellow gold.

Each of the pair of earclips of length 2.3 cm, signed Cartier, numbered with Swiss assay marks and European convention marks,  is made of an 18k yellow gold hoop of fancy-link design.

 

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