Auctions: Christie’s South Kensington Jewellery

A warm welcome to 2015 and its sparkling news! I cannot but start with Christie’s South Kensington Jewellery auction, which will take place next January 21st.

An auction characterized by colour and notable volumetric designs. Here are Christie’s (and my) highlights for you.

A pair of peridot and ruby earrings, by De Grisogono Each tapered bombé hoop set with fancy-cut peridot within a ruby-set surround of honeycomb design, post and clip fittings, 2.8cm long  Signed De Grisogono, no. B6515.
A pair of peridot and ruby earrings, by De Grisogono.
Each tapered bombé hoop set with fancy-cut peridot within a ruby-set surround of honeycomb design, post and clip fittings, 2.8cm long. Estimate £1,300-1,600.
Signed De Grisogono, no. B6515.
A pair of rose quartz and diamond earrings Each crescent-shaped rose quartz drop with applied diamond ribbon details to a diamond-set bow surmount and diamond articulated double line suspension, post fittings, 9.0 cm long. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000.
A pair of rose quartz and diamond earrings.
Each crescent-shaped rose quartz drop with applied diamond ribbon details to a diamond-set bow surmount and diamond articulated double line suspension, post fittings, 9.0 cm long. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000.
A rock crystal and diamond bracelet, by David Webb Of stepped design, each tapered link set on one side with a faceted half-moon shaped rock crystal and on the other with a pavé diamond section, 17.0cm long Signed © WEBB. Estimate £ 3,200-4,800.
A rock crystal and diamond bracelet, by David Webb.
Of stepped design, each tapered link set on one side with a faceted half-moon shaped rock crystal and on the other with a pavé diamond section, 17.0cm long
Signed © WEBB. Estimate £ 3,200-4,800.
An 18ct white gold 'Happy Diamonds' sun pendant necklace, by Chopard The brilliant-cut diamond-set openwork pendant with free moving brilliant-cut diamond collets in the central glazed compartment, to a brilliant-cut diamond twin row pendant loop and cable-link chain, European Convention marks, pendant 4.1cm long, chain 42.0cm long, maker's pouch Pendant and chain signed Chopard, no. 79/6571/0-20. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000.
An 18ct white gold ‘Happy Diamonds’ sun pendant necklace, by Chopard.
The brilliant-cut diamond-set openwork pendant with free moving brilliant-cut diamond collets in the central glazed compartment, to a brilliant-cut diamond twin row pendant loop and cable-link chain, European Convention marks, pendant 4.1cm long, chain 42.0cm long, maker’s pouch.
Pendant and chain signed Chopard, no. 79/6571/0-20. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000.
A diamond single stone ring The old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.72 carats, in a four double-claw mount. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000.
A diamond single stone ring
The old brilliant-cut diamond, weighing approximately 7.72 carats, in a four double-claw mount. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000.
A diamond and enamel 'Panthere' quartz wristwatch, by Cartier The pavé diamond dial, stepped bezel and brick-link bracelet accented with black enamel spots, with reverse-set diamond crown, case back secured by eight screws, to an 18ct gold double deployant clasp, European Convention mark, case 21.0mm wide, maker's travel case Case and clasp signed Cartier, case no. 8057915, 07710. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000.
A diamond and enamel ‘Panthere’ quartz wristwatch, by Cartier.
The pavé diamond dial, stepped bezel and brick-link bracelet accented with black enamel spots, with reverse-set diamond crown, case back secured by eight screws, to an 18ct gold double deployant clasp, European Convention mark, case 21.0mm wide, maker’s travel case.
Case and clasp signed Cartier, case no. 8057915, 07710. Estimate £ 6,000-8,000.
Two 18ct white gold gem-set 'Crystal Haze' rings, by Stephen Webster Each composed of a faceted rock crystal panel, one over mother-of-pearl, the other over pink hardstone, between brilliant-cut diamond line borders, London hallmarks, finger size O Each with maker's mark SW for Stephen Webster. Estimate £ 1,500-2,500.
Two 18ct white gold gem-set ‘Crystal Haze’ rings, by Stephen Webster
Each composed of a faceted rock crystal panel, one over mother-of-pearl, the other over pink hardstone, between brilliant-cut diamond line borders, London hallmarks, finger size O
Each with maker’s mark SW for Stephen Webster. Estimate £ 1,500-2,500.
A pair of 18ct white gold kunzite and diamond earrings Each pear-shaped kunzite to a baguette-cut diamond and graduated brilliant-cut diamond flexible line suspension, mounted in 18ct white gold, post fittings, London hallmark, 5.3 cm long. Estimate £ 1,200-1,500.
A pair of 18ct white gold kunzite and diamond earrings
Each pear-shaped kunzite to a baguette-cut diamond and graduated brilliant-cut diamond flexible line suspension, mounted in 18ct white gold, post fittings, London hallmark, 5.3 cm long. Estimate £ 1,200-1,500.
Two pairs of gem-set earrings, one by Bulgari, one by De Grisogono The first pair designed as a diamond loop suspending a vari-coloured sapphire and diamond flowerhead cluster, clip fittings, 4.0cm long; the second pair designed as a bell-shaped carbon fibre drop with pavé pink sapphire edge and surmount, post and clip fittings, 4.5cm long  First pair signed Bvlgari, second pair signed De Grisogono, no. B66938.
Two pairs of gem-set earrings, one by Bulgari, one by De Grisogono
The first pair designed as a diamond loop suspending a vari-coloured sapphire and diamond flowerhead cluster, clip fittings, 4.0cm long; the second pair designed as a bell-shaped carbon fibre drop with pavé pink sapphire edge and surmount, post and clip fittings, 4.5cm long
First pair signed Bvlgari, second pair signed De Grisogono, no. B66938. Estimate £ 960-1,000.
A pair of iolite, pink sapphire and diamond earrings Each designed as a graduated brilliant-cut diamond loop within a graduated pink sapphire loop suspending pear-shaped iolite drop fringes, post and clip fittings, 5.0cm long. Estimate £ 1,300-1,600.
A pair of iolite, pink sapphire and diamond earrings
Each designed as a graduated brilliant-cut diamond loop within a graduated pink sapphire loop suspending pear-shaped iolite drop fringes, post and clip fittings, 5.0cm long. Estimate £ 1,300-1,600.
A coloured diamond and diamond ring The pave diamond half-hoop set with a central heart-shaped yellow diamond suspending a two stone drop composed of a heart-shaped diamond of pinkish brown hue and one of greenish yellow hue to curved diamond-set connectors, coloured diamonds untested for natural colour origin. Estimate £ 1,300-1,600.
A coloured diamond and diamond ring
The pave diamond half-hoop set with a central heart-shaped yellow diamond suspending a two stone drop composed of a heart-shaped diamond of pinkish brown hue and one of greenish yellow hue to curved diamond-set connectors, coloured diamonds untested for natural colour origin. Estimate £ 1,300-1,600.
A cultured pearl, ruby and diamond torsade necklace, by Adler The multiple cultured pearl strands interspersed with ruby bead spacers with diamond-set foliate terminals, suspending a cabochon ruby drop within a pavé-set bombé diamond surround with single oval-cut diamond collet, to a baguette-cut diamond loop and diamond-set circlet surmount, 42.0cm long Signed Adler. Estimate £ 2,000-2,500.
A cultured pearl, ruby and diamond torsade necklace, by Adler
The multiple cultured pearl strands interspersed with ruby bead spacers with diamond-set foliate terminals, suspending a cabochon ruby drop within a pavé-set bombé diamond surround with single oval-cut diamond collet, to a baguette-cut diamond loop and diamond-set circlet surmount, 42.0cm long
Signed Adler. Estimate £ 2,000-2,500.
An 18ct gold, diamond and enamel bracelet, by Kutchinsky Modelled as a red enamelled lion's head, the mane with black enamel accents, with green gem eyes, black enamel and brilliant-cut diamond snout, clutching a brilliant-cut diamond loop in its jaw, to a matching red enamel flexible bangle with brilliant-cut diamond collar, internal diameter 5.4cm, London hallmark  Maker's mark Kld. Estimate £ 3,500-4,000.
An 18ct gold, diamond and enamel bracelet, by Kutchinsky
Modelled as a red enamelled lion’s head, the mane with black enamel accents, with green gem eyes, black enamel and brilliant-cut diamond snout, clutching a brilliant-cut diamond loop in its jaw, to a matching red enamel flexible bangle with brilliant-cut diamond collar, internal diameter 5.4cm, London hallmark
Maker’s mark Kld. Estimate £ 3,500-4,000.
A diamond, ruby and enamel snake bangle The head set with an old cushion-cut diamond within an old-cut diamond surround, with ruby eyes, to the coiled flexible blue enamel body, composite, inner diameter 5.8cm. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000.
A diamond, ruby and enamel snake bangle
The head set with an old cushion-cut diamond within an old-cut diamond surround, with ruby eyes, to the coiled flexible blue enamel body, composite, inner diameter 5.8cm. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000.
An 18ct white gold, tanzanite and diamond ring The cushion shaped tanzanite within a brilliant-cut diamond surround with tapered baguette-cut diamond single stone shoulders, London hallmark. Estimate £ 1,000-1,400.
An 18ct white gold, tanzanite and diamond ring
The cushion shaped tanzanite within a brilliant-cut diamond surround with tapered baguette-cut diamond single stone shoulders, London hallmark. Estimate £ 1,000-1,400.
A sapphire and diamond cluster ring The oval-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 7.73 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround. Estimate £ 2,500-3,000.
A sapphire and diamond cluster ring
The oval-cut sapphire, weighing approximately 7.73 carats, within a brilliant-cut diamond surround. Estimate £ 2,500-3,000.
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A cultured pearl, sapphire and diamond necklace Composed of a uniform row of cultured pearls with sapphire spacers to a central rectangular openwork plaque set with a circular-cut sapphire in a brilliant-cut diamond surround, suspending two cultured pearl drops with pear-shaped diamond-set terminals, with pear-shaped sapphire centres, 40.5cm long. Estimate £ 2,000-2,500.
An abalone pearl and cultured pearl necklace, ring and earring suite, by Gubelin The necklace set to the front with seven graduated abalone pearl plaques in textured surrounds, accented with cultured pearls, to a fancy-link backchain, 43.0cm long; the ring and earrings en suite, earrings with clip fittings, 2.5cm long. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000.
An abalone pearl and cultured pearl necklace, ring and earring suite, by Gubelin
The necklace set to the front with seven graduated abalone pearl plaques in textured surrounds, accented with cultured pearls, to a fancy-link backchain, 43.0cm long; the ring and earrings en suite, earrings with clip fittings, 2.5cm long. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000.
A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings, by Larry Each cultured pearl, measuring approximately 11.7mm, to a marquise and brilliant-cut diamond cluster base, clip and post fittings, 2.0 cm long, in maker's case Signed Larry. Estimate £600-800.
A pair of cultured pearl and diamond earrings, by Larry
Each cultured pearl, measuring approximately 11.7mm, to a marquise and brilliant-cut diamond cluster base, clip and post fittings, 2.0 cm long, in maker’s case
Signed Larry. Estimate £600-800.
A tourmaline and diamond pendant The central floral carved pink tourmaline to a brilliant-cut diamond surround with baguette and shaped baguette-cut diamond three stone base, with brilliant-cut diamond single stone suspension and three stone pendant loop, 4.0cm long. Estimate £3,000-3,500.
A tourmaline and diamond pendant
The central floral carved pink tourmaline to a brilliant-cut diamond surround with baguette and shaped baguette-cut diamond three stone base, with brilliant-cut diamond single stone suspension and three stone pendant loop, 4.0cm long. Estimate £3,000-3,500.
A pair of citrine, tourmaline and diamond earrings Each faceted cylindrical citrine drop suspended from a long rectangular-cut green tourmaline, to a diamond collet connector, hook fittings, 8.1cm long. Estimate £1,800-2,200.
A pair of citrine, tourmaline and diamond earrings
Each faceted cylindrical citrine drop suspended from a long rectangular-cut green tourmaline, to a diamond collet connector, hook fittings, 8.1cm long. Estimate £1,800-2,200.
A yellow sapphire and diamond pendant and a yellow sapphire ring The pendant designed as a cushion shaped mixed-cut yellow sapphire in four claw mount with brilliant-cut diamond surmount, to a fine belcher-link neckchain, 3.0cm long; the ring claw-set with an oval mixed-cut sapphire to openwork tapering shoulders. Estimate £2,500-3,000.
A yellow sapphire and diamond pendant and a yellow sapphire ring
The pendant designed as a cushion shaped mixed-cut yellow sapphire in four claw mount with brilliant-cut diamond surmount, to a fine belcher-link neckchain, 3.0cm long; the ring claw-set with an oval mixed-cut sapphire to openwork tapering shoulders. Estimate £2,500-3,000.
An emerald pendant The floral carved rounded rectangular emerald in claw mount to a circular-cut diamond three stone pendant loop and trace link neckchain, 4.3cm long. Estimate £5,000-6,000.
An emerald pendant
The floral carved rounded rectangular emerald in claw mount to a circular-cut diamond three stone pendant loop and trace link neckchain, 4.3cm long. Estimate £5,000-6,000.

Material on Christie’s website.

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