Diamond and sapphire rings sparkle in Lichfield jewellery auction
IMPRESSIVE gem set jewellery features in Day One of Richard Winterton Auctioneers’ Two Day Antiques & Home Sale on Monday, July 5.
The sale, which starts at 9.30am, also includes a large quantity of gold jewellery and a large selection of watches.
Lot 2 (est. £5,000-£8,000) is a large three stone diamond ring with three old cut diamonds; the centre diamond calculated weight as 1.82ct and the overall total diamond weight 4.31ct.
The colour is assessed as H-I, clarity as SI1-SI2 and the approximate gross weight is 5.8 grams. Ring size O1/2.
A square emerald cut single stone diamond ring features as Lot 3 (est. £2,000-£3,000).
The estimated diamond weight is 2.20ct; colour assessed as M, clarity as VVS2-VS1.
The diamond measures 8.06mm x 7.50mm and the approximate gross weight is 4.9 grams. Ring size P½.
A large sapphire and diamond triple cluster ring is Lot 24 (est. £600-£800).
The largest blue sapphire measures approximately 8.3mm x 7.0mm with the two outer sapphires approximately 7.4mm x 6.7mm.
The estimated total modern diamond weight is 1.1ct; colour assessed as I-K, clarity as VS2-SI1.
Ring size N but has an adjustable hinged shank. Approximate gross weight 7.9 grams; no hallmark but believed to be 18ct white gold.
Lot 34 is an 18ct gold sapphire and diamond graduated half hoop ring (est. £250-£350).
Featuring cushion cut sapphires enclosed within a boarder of single cut diamonds, to a pierced gallery hallmarked 18ct gold, London 1974.
Approximate gross weight is 5.4 grams; ring size N1/2.
The sale also features a number of fine silver tea sets and a 115-piece canteen of silver cutlery.
Lot 73 (est. £350-£450) is an early 20th century set and Lot 83 (est. £500-£600) is a silver five-piece tea set to include teapot and hot water jug, each with a wooden scroll handle.
Lots 84 and 92 feature silver tea sets from the reigns of George VI (est. £400-£500) and George V (est. £450-£550).
Lot 204 is a 115-piece canteen of silver cutlery for 12 covers in nearly new condition, hallmarked for John B Chatterley & Son Ltd, Sheffield 1987, 1988 and 1989.
Comprising nine Jesmond pattern pieces including table knives, table forks, side knives, side forks, dessert spoons, soup spoons, teaspoons, fish knives and fish forks plus four serving spoons and three carvers, all in a mahogany case with hinged lid, drawer and green felt lining.
Watches in the July 5 auction include a 1973 stainless steel Rolex Explorer II reference 1655, calibre 1570 (Lot 139 est £10,000-£12,000), a 1985 Rolex GMT-Master model number 16750 calibre 3075 (Lot 138 est £9,000-£12,000), further vintage Rolex and Omega timepieces plus a range of military wristwatches to include ‘Dirty Dozen’ models by Eterna and Record and others by Hamilton, CWC, Smiths, BWC and MWC.
Going under the hammer on the same day is a mysterious set of rare Manx 10p coins which may be the only mint examples left in existence.
Day One also features an impressive collection of prestige Royal Doulton figures replete with rare colourways and limited editions, further ceramics by Lladró, Beswick, Border Fine Arts and Disney and a fine selection of vintage Corgi toy vehicles.
Day Two of the sale features antique and modern design furniture.
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