Sapphire & diamond ring makes £19,500 hammer!


Posted in: Jewellery
Posted on: 10 June 2015
Sapphire & diamond ring makes £19,500 hammer! The Jewellery Auction, held June 3rd, can only be described as dramatic and for once it was not a diamond that stole the show!  Lot 1659, a sapphire and diamond dress ring, wowed buyers. Although specialists in the jewellery department concluded that the stone could be an early synthetic stone, the ring quickly climbed  to an astonishing £19,500 hammer and  it soon became clear that the two telephone bidders believed the beautiful blue stone to be completely natural and untreated. The buyer was delighted stating that the ‘velvety colour’ was so rare and desirable. Perhaps the best part of this story is that the proceeds of the sale are going to charity.

Again bucking the trend of the dominant diamonds was lot 1800A, an outstanding peridot pendant. This had an estimate of £650-850 and sold for a surprising £2600. The very large stone was a beauty and the buyer clearly thought so too!

Not to be completely forgotten, third place in the top hammer prices went to lot 1635, a pair of diamond stud earrings, these went for a respectable £1600.
July sees the two specialist quarterly auctions- The Victorian and Edwardian Jewellery and The Fine Jewellery Auction. Consignments are being accepted until Monday 15th June, and please contact elaine@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880.



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