Amber making big sums at auction

24/02/2016     Jewellery

Once again, it was amber that was the star of the show in The Jewellery Auction on the 17th February. Lot number 2050, a group of amber necklaces, had lots of interest prior to the auction and with several telephone bidders the hammer finally fell well above estimate at £3,200. Lot 2198, also an amber necklace, did equally as impressively, selling well above estimate at £550.

Diamond necklaces also proved popular in the auction. Two notable examples were lots 2062 and 2039. Lot 2062, the eighteen carat white gold diamond necklace sold at the upper end of the estimate at £600, and 2039, which had proved very popular during the viewing, sold above estimate at £340.
Animals depicted in jewellery are always popular, and the items in this auction were no exception. Lot number 2038, the enamelled duck brooch, sold above estimate at £130. Lot 2024, the sapphire and diamond panther bangle, also did well, selling mid-estimate at £150.

23rd March sees the return of The Fine Jewellery Auction, and The Victorian, Edwardian and Scottish Jewellery auction. We will be accepting entries until the 2nd March for these auctions. For details about buying or selling in either auction, please email auction@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880.

 

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