On Tuesday 19th March, Roseberys London’s special dedicated sale featured 494 lots of jewellery ranging from the 18th  to the present day. Antique jewellery achieved top prices.

Please find a selection of notable sales by the Roseberys Jewellery team:



Lot 426: A collection of 18th and 19th century memorial lockets


Lot 426 An early antique jewellery was clearly having a good day, a rare necklace composed of a collection of 18th century memorial lockets in a later Victorian fitted case realised a solid £8,528 against a pre-sale estimate of £1,500-2,000.


Lot 451: An early 19th century gold and pink foiled topaz necklace


Another item that was much admired was an early 19th century gold and pink foiled topaz necklace that received strong bidding the hammer closing at £7,216 against an estimate of £2,000-3,000. Old-cut diamonds are very much in demand and lot 444 a Victorian three stone ring the centre stone weighing approximately 1.70 carats sold for £10,496 this had a pre-auction estimate of £4,000-6,000.



Lot 475: An early 20th century ruby and diamond pendant


We were also pleased to see the continued strength of good coloured gems, a Burma ruby weighing approximately 1.2 carats mounted as a heart pendant estimate £800-1,200 realised £8,528 and lot 456 an emerald and diamond ring weighing approximately 13 carats sold for £16,400 against and estimate of £5,000-7,000.


Lot 456: An emerald and diamond ring


Finally, the Wasserburg collection of un mounted opals exceeded all expectations, the collection of very lively and vibrant black and dark opals were offered as mainly single lots but with some offered as groups. A stand out lot was lot 200 a 5.7 carat black opal which showed a spectacular play of red and was sold on the hammer for £7,216 the original estimate was £800-1200.


Lot 200: An unmounted pear shaped black opal