The Hollywood Effect

Most little girls will dress up in their mother’s jewellery and suddenly feel like a princess wearing the Crown Jewels. As we get older, jewellery can still have the same effect on us, with some items making you feel like a Hollywood starlet.




Lot 2 in The Jewellery Auction 28 August is an extraordinary diamond riviere necklace. Comprising old cut diamonds totalling an approximate 40.00 carats, this wouldn’t look out of place gracing the neck of a Hollywood icon such as Elizabeth Taylor or Zsa Zsa Gabor. Each hand crafted diamond displays magnificent radiance and fire that can only be seen in these old cut diamonds. The incredible workmanship of hand crafting and selecting each diamond one by one is reflected in the estimate of £50,000 - £70,000.

With a piece as spectacular as this, generations will admire it for years to come and wonder if their ancestors could have been Hollywood starlets wearing incredible jewels such as this. As Elizabeth Taylor said, “I’ve never thought of my jewellery as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.”


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Amy Cameron


McTear’s sells more jewellery than any other traditional auction house in the dedicated jewellery auctions that take place twice monthly, run concurrently live online on a platform that attracts six million visitors annually from over 120 countries worldwide.


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