Exceptional Jewellery for Tennants Sale

. November 7, 2008

The sale on 20 November, covers all styles and periods with a real emphasis on quality pieces.

white-gold.jpgA great example of a classic quality lot, is the Contemporary 18 Carat White Gold Diamond Three Stone Ring (lot 454), whose certificated rectangular step cut diamond weighs 1.36 carat, and is excellently proportioned, beautifully polished and flanked by princess cut diamonds. The total diamond weight in this modern design comes to approximately 2.80 carat and it is expected to make £12,000-14,000.

Great names such as Giuliano, Lalique, Cartier and Faberge are particularly covetable and inspire consumer confidence. On offer in this sale are some fabulous examples of work by these designers and craftsmen. In particular the Archaeological Revival Enamel and Moonstone Fringe Necklace by Carlo Giuliano, (lot 457); is a lovely quality period piece. Blue enamelled tubes suspend drops enamelled in green, red and blue, and each terminal features a cabochon moonstone. This classic of late Victorian design comes in its original fitted case marked C. Giuliano, 115 Piccadilly, London and has an estimate of £7,000-10,000.

Art Nouveau collectors and private buyers are sure to be interested in the René Lalique “Papillons” Brooch “1360”, circa 1911, (lot 260). The high quality lead crystal, typical of Lalique, is of an iridescent pink butterfly motif held within a circular gilt metal frame and stamped “RL”, “LALIQUE”, “FRANCE”. Estimated at £400-600.

The antique jewellery market is as strong as ever, and pieces of particular charm include a Victorian Diamond Set Brooch Pendant (lot 287), at £5,000-8,000 and the romantic Curb Bracelet with a late Victorian Diamond Set Heart Pendant (lot 274), carrying an estimate of £100-200.

Customers can always buy in good faith at Tennants, as Sarah Hardy, head of the jewellery department says, ‘Whether buying an item by a particular designer or maker, or buying certificated pieces, individuals enjoy the added guarantee that signatures and certificates provide. Jewellery which does not fall into these categories can also be bought with confidence at Tennants, as we are on hand to ensure pieces are as described, and provide buyers with all the information and expertise they require’.

For further information please contact 01969 623780 or visit,

www.tennants.co.uk

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