Diamonds at Christie’s

Brooch «Bee». 1850. Diamonds, garnets, enamel. Estimate £800–1200. Sold for £2250. Jewellery. Christie's, London, January 15.

On January 15 the London department of international auction house Christie’s held sale titled Jewellery comprising works of jewelry. The auction featured more than two hundred and sixty lots. The sale totaled staggering £272 887.
The top-lot was a bracelet with diamonds which was sold for £6250 (estimate £5000–6000). Among the top-lots of Jewellery sale was figure bracelet. It was also enchased with diamonds and was hammered at £5625 (estimate £2400–3000). Bracelet richly enchased with rubies and diamonds made in 1930 was also among the highlights. It was bought by one of auctioneers for £5625 (estimate £3000–4000).

Among other highlights was a golden ring with diamond weighed about 2,2 carats. It was made in 1976 in London. Lot was sold for £6000 (estimate £4000–5000). Edward diamond ring made in 1900 captured a special attention of auctioneers. It was sold for £3250 (estimate £1000–1500). Another ring of oval form enchased with a big garnet and diamonds was hammered at £750 (estimate £800–1200).

Collections of brooches, ear-rings and collar-studs were represented by auctioneers. Elegant brooch in a form of a bee decorated with diamonds, garnets and enamel was made by French artist in 1850. Estimated at £800–1200 the lot was sold for £2250. A pair of collar-studs decorated with sapphire and diamonds was sold for £1875 (estimate £1500–2000).Collar-studs were made in a form of a chessboard. Other highlights included quartz-crystal wristwatch by Chopard LБ Strada made of stainless steel and enchased with diamonds. Estimated at £1800–2500 the lot was hammered at £4000.

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