Ringing in the New Year

The inaugural Jewellery Auction of 2019 saw the top three selling spots going to rings.

Lot 134, a sapphire and diamond cluster, achieved £2800 including fees. With competition beginning in the room, the ring sold to a telephone bidder based in Ireland.

Lot 23, a classic diamond cluster ring, sold at £2200, four times its pre-auction estimate. With competition from online bidders initially, this lot finally sold to the same lucky Ireland-based buyer on the telephone. One of the most striking lots was an opal and diamond dress ring.

Lot 126 was set with a vivid opal to an ornate diamond mount and achieved £2200. Bought in the room by a local buyer, this sale shows once again that opals are growing in popularity and that the superstition of old is beginning to wane.

View the New Year sale results in full here >>

Sarah Fergusson

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