27/02/2020 News Stories & Press Release, Jewellery & Watches
LONDON: An early ring by Andrew Grima, the doyen of modern jewellery design in Britain, and a ‘Kiss Pin’ by award-winning British jewellery designer Elizabeth Gage are just two of the highlights going under the hammer at Roseberys London’s sale of Jewellery & Watches on March 24.
Mark Bowis, Head of Jewellery & Watches Department, commented: "This is a large sale comprising 335 lots and includes a varied selection of jewellery for all tastes and pockets. Featured in the sale is a selection of jewellery from Cartier including two diamond single stone rings and a stunning emerald and diamond three stone ring. Antique jewellery is represented by an attractive Edwardian coral and diamond bangle with original case. A beautiful gold set Brazilian butterfly brooch in original case. The finale of the sale is a collection of jewels by Bulgari. There is also a small section of wristwatches in the sale which includes names such as Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex and Piaget."
The fascinating early gold, garnet and diamond ring by the renowned jeweller Andrew Grima is more formal than the adventurous pieces that he would become renowned for, but the Grima-esque decoration to the mount is perhaps a prelude of things to come. The ring has hallmarks dating to 1970 and is signed both GRIMA and HJCO which was the maker's mark for Andrew Grima's father-in-law’s jewellery workshop and is often found on jewels signed by Grima. It is estimated at £1,500-2,000. [Lot 274]
Estimated at £1,000-1,500 is a bold piece by the renowned jeweller Elizabeth Gage known as the ‘Kiss Pin’. Originally designed in 1972, it takes its name from the central cross with cultured pearl terminals. The design is typical of Gage’s interpretations of historical and cultural jewels that are both impressive and wearable. Gage studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Sir John Cass College in the 1960s. Her business developed quickly during the 1980s and in 1989 she was awarded the Queens Award for Export Achievement. She no longer works at the bench however she still designs every piece that bears her signature. [Lot 269]
A rare 1.75 carats emerald ring with a very pleasing colour is estimated at £3,000-4,000. A report from the Gemmological Certification Services in London states that the emerald shows indications of minor clarity enhancement and characteristics of emeralds originating from Colombia. Emeralds with these specifics that have a strong colour and transparency are now hard to find. [Lot 317]
This gold, gem and diamond bracelet comes from the classic ‘Astrale’ collection by Bulgari and is based around a design of concentric circles evoking the galaxies. Incorporating a colourful mix of gemstones including tourmaline, peridot, citrine and blue topaz with circles of diamonds, the piece carries an estimate of £5,000-7,000. [Lot 335]
Mounted in platinum and hallmarked 1978, this diamond ring has both vintage charm and Cartier pedigree. The clean and good colour brilliant-cut diamond weighs approximately 1.00 carats. This perfect engagement ring is classic, affordable at £3,000-4,000 and is offered with the maker’s case. [Lot 201]
A ruby, sapphire and diamond bracelet, the openwork flexible bracelet composed of a series of leaf carved rubies with drilled sapphire bead accents to a brilliant-cut diamond frame. £8,000-10,000 [Lot 311]
A late 19th century diamond brooch, of old-cut diamond openwork flowerhead design with oval old-cut diamond and old-cut diamond cluster centre and old -cut diamond outer accents. £6,000-8,000 [Lot 147]
A diamond and gem-set necklace, the front composed of a series of graduated shaped marquise clusters each with either circular emerald, sapphire or ruby line centres and brilliant-cut diamond surrounds with textured leaf spacers, to a scroll link back section with brilliant-cut diamond single stone spacers. £6,500-7,500 [Lot 180]
A rose cut diamond three stone gypsy ring, the central circular rose-cut diamond within a broad tapering hoop between circular rose-cut diamonds. £4,000-6,000 [Lot 133]
An 18ct gold quartz bracelet watch, by Patek Philippe, Ref. 3856/1, the blue hexagonal shaped dial with baton numerals in tonneau shaped case, to an integral, tapered flexible bracelet, dial and clasp signed Patek Philippe, with suede pouch, c. 1980. £3,000-5,000 [Lot 95]
Jewellery & Watches
Tuesday 24 March – 1.00
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Tuesday 17 March
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