Head of Sale, Kate Flitcroft, presents her chosen highlights of the our next Select Jewellery & Watches auction in London on 03 May. Viewing in our Connaught Street Gallery until 02 May, the team will then move to Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair for the auction day - sale day viewing begins at 10.30am and continues until the auction starts at 2pm.
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
The sale will be lead by a great selection of both modern and period diamond jewellery - from round brilliant, emerald and princess cut diamond solitares to stunning Victorian, Belle Epoque and Art Deco brooches.
Lot 47 | A single stone diamond ring
claw set with a single round brilliant cut diamond, to a plain white metal shank, unmarked;
with accompanying report by Gemmological Certification Services, dated 01.03.18, numbered 78115-72, stating that the diamond is 9.15cts, SI1 clarity, O-P colour
Ring size: P, principal diamond weight: 9.15cts
£25,000-35,000 + fees
Lot 5 | A Belle Époque pearl, diamond and enamel brooch
of tapering pierced design with floral detail, set throughout with eight cut diamonds,
small pearls and green enamel leaf detail, unmarked, in a fitted box. Length: 42mm
£2,000-3,000 + fees
THE GOLDEN TOUCH
Lot 65 | A sapphire and diamond set bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels
formed of overlapping ropetwisted flower-heads intermittently collet set with
round cut sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds, the clasp signed 'VCA', stamped '18K, further stamped '1/SteJ/750m'
£6,500-7,500 + fees
The late 1930s and early 1940s saw a three-dimensional interpretation of the rectilinear styles of the previous decade. The movement towards depth and volume corresponded with the use of large coloured stones in unusual colours. This stylish ring also has a matching pendant (see lot 28).
Lot 29 | A 1940s citrine and diamond set ring
the emerald cut citrine flanked by bi-colour batons pavé-set with diamonds, to a slightly bombé tapering shank, marked on shank. Ring size: M
£1,200-1,800 + fees
A TOUCH OF CONTEMPORARY COLOUR
Bold colours, new techniques and stylish design are all features of the contemporary pieces on offer on this May, including work by stars of 20th century jewellery like John Donald, de Maurier and Kutchinsky.
Lot 105 | A contemporary diamond and turquoise set necklace
the chain half set with turquoise batons and alternating round brilliant cut diamonds, suspending a stylised pendant of circular design, set with curving turquoise batons and round brilliant cut diamonds, unmarked
Length of pendant: 10.5cm
£4,000-6,000 + fees
WATCHES TO WATCH
Highlights include timeless classics by Rolex and Cartier for both ladies and gents.
Lot 90 | A lady's diamond set 18ct gold wrist watch, Cartier
Tank Française, ref. 2385, the cream dial with Roman numerals, diamond set bezel and full bracelet half set with round cut diamonds to the links,
diamond set crown, double fold over deployant clasp, in fitted case with card and booklet
Case width: 20mm, dial width: 14mm
£15,000-20,000 + fees
Lot 91 | A gentleman's 18ct gold and diamond set wrist watch, Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Day Date, ref. 18038, champagne dial, round and rectangular cut diamond indicators, sweep second hand,
date aperture, screw down winder, President bracelet, serial no 8334224, leather case, cardboard outer case
Case diameter: 35mm, dial diameter: 29mm
£10,000-20,000 + fees
Dates for Your Diary
Auction | Select Jewellery & Watches | 03 May 2018 | 2pm at Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Viewing | Mon 30 April to Wed 02 May 10.30am to 5pm | 22 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF