Jewellery & Watches | #Take5 March 2020

9/03/2020     News Stories & Press Release, Jewellery & Watches

Specialists and staff from Roseberys took the challenge to pick five of their favorite lots from the upcoming Jewellery & Watches auction on 24 March. From fine Edwardian and Victorian jewels through to classic diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds from the houses of Cartier, Boucheron and Bulgari all the way to the beautifully made period pieces – the five Roseberys members had plenty to choose from.

 Peigi Mackillop

Peigi Mackillop : Marketing & PR Project Manager

 

Peigi works closely with all of Roseberys departments assisting on the all-round the marketing and public relations for each auction. She is lucky enough to sit next to the jewellery & watches department, so gets to see first hand all the beautiful objects coming in.

Here she picks her top five lots from the sale.

cartier watch

Lot 96 :  An 18ct gold 'Tank' quartz wristwatch by Cartier, the rectangular dial with Roman numerals and secret signature at VII

This watch is a classic and would be a timeless piece to own. There are two Cartier watches in the sale. It was hard to pick just one.

A pair of diamond and cultured pearl drop earrings, each with pear-shaped pierced panel drop

Lot 182 : A pair of diamond and cultured pearl drop earrings, each with pear-shaped pierced panel drop, set in the centre with a single cultured pearl

I am getting married next year. Adding these to my wish list as they would go beautifully with my dress.

cartier ring

Lot 197: An 18ct gold, diamond single stone ring by Cartier, the brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 1.00 carat

This ring is very similar to my engagement ring which I am in love with. I would advise any man or women who is looking for something special to go for this style. Understated, timeless and elegant made by one of the best. If gold is not your colour there is another very similar ring also by Cartier in silver in the same sale.

An emerald single stone ring

Lot 317:  An emerald single stone ring, the rectangular-cut emerald, weighing approximately 1.70 carats.

I like the minimalist simple design. The emerald in this ring is stunning.

A diamond and gem 'Astrale' bracelet by Bulgari

Lot 335 :  A diamond and gem 'Astrale' bracelet by Bulgari, composed of three brilliant-cut diamond-set concentric circlets with vari-cut gem accents including citrine, green and pink tourmaline and blue topaz

Although I usually go for a minimalist design when it comes to jewellery, however I love this bracelet. The various gem stones are gorgeous and the design is very fun. No surprise coming from the House of Bulgari.

 Maria Zuccon

Maria Zuccon : Valuation Co-ordinator Professional Services & Valuations

Maria manages large estate tax valuations, auction estimate listings and insurance valuations.
Engaging every facet of Roseberys art business, she works closely with clients and their advisors to provide appraisals and to develop sale strategies, whether for a single item or for an entire collection. Like Peigi, Maria sits close to the Jewelley & Watches department and enjoys admiring and trying on the influx of beautiful objects that come into the office regularly.

Here she picks her top five lots from the sale.

A jadeite jade and diamond ring, the central oval cabochon jade

Lot 325 : A jadeite jade and diamond ring, the central oval cabochon jade within a wirework surround set at intervals with brilliant-cut diamonds

A three-colour bangle

Lot 261 : A three-colour bangle, the hinged openwork hoop composed of a line elephants each with circular-cut sapphire eye and trunk accent

A tourmaline-set 'Flowering Wall' necklace and a pair of cultured pearl earrings, by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia

Lot 264 : A tourmaline-set 'Flowering Wall' necklace and a pair of cultured pearl earrings, by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia, the tapered rectangular textured openwork 'wall' pendant set with a series of green tourmaline crystal drops, to a textured shaped triangular surmount and matching rectangular link neck chain, signed Lapponia with maker's mark, also signed Bjorn, Finnish assay marks for 1973.

A pair of early Victorian gold and gem-set earrings

Lot 22 : A pair of early Victorian gold and gem-set earrings, each of scroll design set with garnets and pale green gems, possibly chrysolites, to later mounted shepherd hook fittings, c. 1840

A Victorian gold, diamond and enamel serpent bangle, of green guilloche enamel

Lot 141 : A Victorian gold, diamond and enamel serpent bangle, of green guilloche enamel, the head with old-brilliant-cut diamond applied tapering cluster crest, and cabochon ruby eyes, the hoop with double sprung hinge, c. 1850.

 

 Jewellery and Watches

Shane Xu : Head of Department Prints & Multiples

Shane heads the department of Prints & Multiples at Roseberys. Aside from Modern art she has a keen eye for Jewellery. Here she picks her top five lots from the sale.

A diamond bangle, the upper half pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds

66 : A diamond bangle, the upper half pave-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, the inner circumference decorated with openwork heart motifs, push button hinged opening.

A tourmaline-set 'Flowering Wall

264 : A tourmaline-set 'Flowering Wall' necklace and a pair of cultured pearl earrings, by Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia, the tapered rectangular textured openwork 'wall' pendant set with a series of green tourmaline crystal drops.

A pink topaz, diamond and cultured pearl necklace by Georg Jensen & Wendel

307 : A pink topaz, diamond and cultured pearl necklace by Georg Jensen & Wendel, the single row of cultured pearls with central cluster forming the clasp, the oval pink topaz within a marquise-cut diamond partial frame with brilliant and marquise-cut diamond three stone surmount, clasp with maker's mark GJ&W for George Jensen & Wendel.

A ruby, sapphire and diamond bracelet

311 : 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.

A pair of 18ct white gold and onyx 'Pyramide' earclips by Bulgari

328 : A pair of 18ct white gold and onyx 'Pyramide' earclips by Bulgari, each pyramid-shaped earring centring on a sugar-loaf cabochon onyx, signed Bulgari.

 Sophie Hetherton

Sophie Hetherton : Junior Cataloguer & Administrator Paintings & Prints Department

Sophie is the Pictures and Prints departments Junior Cataloguer & Administrator. She has a wide-ranging interest from Italian Renaissance art to Modern British art. Besides her interest in paintings she also has an avid love of jewellery, running into the office whenever she hears of a new batch of jewels arriving.Here she picks her top 5 lots.

A pair of 18th century Poissarde earrings

Lot 140 : A pair of 18th century Poissarde earrings, each designed in the form of a teardrop


A Victorian Gold, Diamond And Enamel Serpent

Lot 141 :  A Victorian gold, diamond and enamel serpent bangle, of green guilloche enamel, the head with old-brilliant-cut diamond applied tapering cluster crest, and cabochon ruby eyes, the hoop with double sprung hinge, c. 1850
An Edwardian gold flexible bracelet

Lot 144 : An Edwardian gold flexible bracelet, of fancy gate-link design with reeded connecting links, c. 1905
A diamond and sapphire cluster ring
Lot 327 : A diamond and sapphire cluster ring, the cut-cornered rectangular diamond centre to a calibre-cut sapphire border and brilliant-cut diamond surround, with brilliant-cut diamond three stone shoulders.

bulgari bracelet

Lot 335 : A diamond and gem 'Astrale' bracelet by Bulgari, composed of three brilliant-cut diamond-set concentric circlets with vari-cut gem accents including citrine, green and pink tourmaline and blue topaz, between brilliant-cut diamond twin circlets and circular link bracelet, each engraved BULGARI BULGARI, signed Bulgari

 

 Georgina Agnew

Georgina Agnew : Junior Cataloguer and Administrator for the Jewellery and Silver departments


Who not better to ask to take part in the #take5 than Georgina, Roseberys Junior Cataloguer and Administrator for the Jewellery and Silver departments. She is a qualified gemmologist, with a Certificate of Expertise in Coloured Stones from Moscow State University and a Graduate Diamond Diploma from the GIA in London. Prior to joining Roseberys, Georgina worked for Appleby Jewellers in Dublin and spent three years working in Moscow, where repeated visits to the Kremlin Diamond Fund ultimately proved the catalyst for a career change into gemmology.

Here she picks her top five lots from the upcoming sale.

An Indian gem and enamel pendant

Lot 44: An Indian gem and enamel pendant /stickpin

I love the bright colours of this pendant – it would instantly add zest to a simple outfit or liven up a classic black dress. With an estimate of just £80-120, it’s also a very affordable spring treat.

A diamond and enamel turtle brooch

Lot 76: A diamond and enamel turtle brooch

The guilloche enamelling on this little guy is beautiful – he reminds me of the popular 1950s turtle broches by Cartier. Although he has a double brooch pin fitting, I think I would keep him as an ornament.

A pair of 18th century Poissarde earrings

Lot 140: A pair of 18th century Poissarde earrings

These are the first ‘Poissarde’ earrings that I have come across – they certainly aren’t pieces of jewellery that you see every day. Light and comfortable to wear, their name is believed to be derived from the French word ‘poissarde’, meaning ‘fishwife’. History relates, that this style of earring was favoured by the fishwives working in Paris’ Les Halles marketplace in the 18th century.

A Victorian gold, diamond and enamel serpent bangle

Lot 141: A Victorian gold, diamond and enamel serpent bangle

This bangle has been beautifully re-enamelled to restore it to its former glory. The rich green enamel is perfectly offset by old-cut diamonds and cabochon rubies and, to top it off, the snake looks very smiley.

jade ring

Lot 325: A jadeite jade and diamond ring

Untreated, natural green jadeite jade is a rare find – a large proportion of green jade is dyed to enhance its colour - so this ring is extra special. It has a lovely, deep green colour accentuated by brilliant-cut diamond points.

 

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