Jewellery auction in London: unpretentious and tasteful

Ring. George Pragnell. Gold, yellow and white diamonds. The estimate is £20 000–40 000. Sotheby’s. Fine Jewels. London the 6th of November

On the 6th of November in London there will be conducted the jewellery auction Fine Jewels. The auction house Sotheby’s won’t exhibit masterpieces worth a million, such as it was at the recent auction in Hong Kong. There also won’t be expensive antique jewellery. This time Sotheby’s will present a small, but very organic collection, reflected all branches of the modern jewellery design. In Fine Jewels catalogue there declared 200 lots estimated in a range £1000–120 000.

The top lot of the auction will be a smart necklace made of small diamonds skillfully faceted and rock-crystal. Crystal rings make a kind of chain’s links in the middle of which there are diamonds. The necklace’s length is about 450 mm, its estimate £80 000-120 000.

The necklace, watches, bracelet, ring and a pair of ear-rings are estimated much cheaper £40 000-50 000. There used small diamonds which make an effective background for the oval sapphires skillfully faceted. The producer of this jewellery is unknown; however the watches have a brand name of the famous company Chopard.

One more diamond necklace will be exhibited at the auction; its estimate is £35 000-45 000. The necklace is consisted of three diamond strings with diamond pendants fastened at the lock. The length of the necklace is 450 mm. Product with a similar design, the diamond chain which length is 1854 mm will be exhibited in narrower price range. The estimate of this lot is £40 000-42 000. The chain is made of many small diamonds, having classic facets and fixed in metal frames.

The fifth place in the catalogue of top lots there takes a luxurious and rather massive diamond necklace with sapphires estimated at £25 000–40 000.

One of the most interesting lots is a golden ring with diamonds made by the masters of London company George Pragnell. The ring is made in the form of a flower which petals are decorated with the deposit of white diamonds. In the middle there is one big jewel (0,82 carats) of yellow colour. The estimate is declared in a rather big range £20 000-40 000.

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