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 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.
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.
I am getting married next year. Adding these to my wish list as they would go beautifully with my dress.
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.
I like the minimalist simple design. The emerald in this ring is stunning.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Lot 144 : An Edwardian gold flexible bracelet, of fancy gate-link design with reeded connecting links, c. 1905
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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