December Jewellery at Dawson’s sparkles
Posted in: News on December 17, 2018.
Our much-anticipated Fine Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale on December 8th was a great success, the saleroom was glowing with beautiful lights and decorations, and our champagne viewing the day before proved popular with old and new clients alike. The sale kicked off to a strong start with Lot 1, an unusually beautiful sapphire and diamond cluster ring, set with a natural 5 carat bright blue cushion-cut sapphire, it sold over top estimate for £12,500 plus premium. Another beautiful sapphire ring, a classic oval-cut stone flanked with two old-cut diamonds, discovered during a valuation in London, fetched £4,000. Also from a valuation consigned in our Hampstead office was a fine quality classic diamond line bracelet. Featuring twelve carats of H/I colour round brilliant-cut stones, it saw heated bidding before selling at £6,800 on the hammer.
Another popular lot amongst the rows of sparkling diamonds was a rare and early Art Deco diamond brooch by acclaimed jewellery designer Suzanne Belperron for Rene Boivin. The famous ‘clou’ design brooch was made of rock crystal set in platinum, and inset with fine quality old-cut diamonds – a rare and collectable piece, it achieved a hammer price of £14,500 plus premium. Belperron’s name has become synonymous with exceptional quality jewellery from the early part of the 20th century; she famously never signed her work, saying ‘My style is my signature’.
The jewellery department at Dawson’s sells jewellery ranging from Medieval to Contemporary, and even with the popularity of Art Deco pieces shining the way it was clear from the sale results that modern pieces are already popular at auction; a fine rose gold and diamond ‘Blossom’ necklace by Boodles had competitive bidding, selling for double its estimate at £4,200 plus premium. It sat alongside jewels by Cartier and Tiffany which also proved popular, especially in the run-up to Christmas, and a beautiful emerald-set cocktail ring by Theo Fennell which realised a price of £1,500. Gemstones of all sizes and colours also passed under the hammer, and we were happy to unite people with their perfect jewels.
The watch department also boasted some great results; two of our favourites were a 1999 Rolex Submariner in two-tone gold, which sold for £4,400 on the hammer, and an Omega Seamaster Professional which sold for £1,200. A fine quality manual Rolex Oyster Date Precision from 1985 also achieved a great price, selling for £1,800.
We are now accepting consignments of jewellery and watches for our January and February auctions, as well as fine art, antiques, furniture, china, silver, and many other items. To get a free valuation get in touch with us today, or book an appointment for a house call.