When practically all 19th century antiques are so massively out of fashion it’s refreshing to see Victorian jewellery buck this trend.
Our recent May timed online auction had a collection of gems from an Ascot family that have passed down the generations included a gold coiled serpent pin brooch with a magnificent cushion-cut sapphire measuring 4.20 carats with diamond inset eyes, eventually making just over £5,800 (including premium). Will the sapphire become a ring or survive its original purpose???
A three-stone emerald and diamond ring, the central square step-cut emerald weighing a calculated 1.35 carats with an old European-cut diamonds set either side, each weighing just over 1.05 carats achieved £4,200 and a late Victorian morganite and diamond cluster ring, the central oval-cut morganite weighing a calculated 5.10 carats, surrounded by eighteen old-cut diamonds fetched just over £4,200. All three pieces sold to the London trade.
Our weekly valuation sessions continue, so bring along your treasures for appraisal for our next sale running from July 14-20.