Georgian, Victorian and other 19th century jewellery continued a strong general demand for period jewellery in near-original condition at the conclusion of our July timed online specialist Jewellery, Silver & Watches auction.
A 19th century emerald and diamond cluster ring on a gold setting achieved £1,100 (including fees); a late Victorian 18ct gold Mizpah ring concealed by a hinged front panel comprising three old-cut diamonds made just under £1,000 while an Art Deco diamond and platinum cocktail bracelet with approximately 5.0 carats of diamonds ran to £2,750.
Other notable more contemporary diamond rings included a full-hoop eternity ring on a white gold setting finished at £3,000 and a vintage three-stone diamond ring on a yellow gold claw setting fetched £1,560.
The buoyant gold market accounts for strong prices on all yellow and white metal gold items, charm bracelets in particular, often repurposed into pendants. Similarly, a high carat gold bib choker necklace with semi-precious stone decoration, stamped in Arabic, sold for £4,000.
Auctions are shown to out perform the gold bullion market as interested parties are happy to compete for jewellery and silver items in good condition, hallmarking confirming prestigious makers and craftsmanship of yesteryear, deemed irrelevant by scrap merchants. And online auctions create a true global market as they are easily and economically shipping to buyers across the globe.
Our weekly valuation sessions continue throughout the summer in Wokingham, Bagshot and Hartley Wintney so bring your items along for possible inclusion to our next specialist timed online Jewellery, Watches, Silver & Collectibles auction schedule for 24-31 July. See here for times/venues.
Alternatively, send photos by email to: [email protected] for larger items like furniture and pictures.