Modern and contemporary jewellery to set the bar at Cheffins Jewellery, Silver & Watches sale

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The next Cheffins Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale will take place on 2nd December, 2021, at the firm’s sale room in Cambridge, with a number of contemporary jewellery lots set to go under the hammer.

Amongst the extensive jewellery on offer there is an important selection of diamond items, including a pair of diamond solitaire ear studs, an impressive diamond solitaire ring and an 18ct fancy intense yellow diamond halo style ring, each with an estimate of £10,000 – £15,000 apiece. Similarly, a large yellow diamond halo style cluster ring is set to sell for £12,000 – £16,000. There is also a pair of diamond ear pendants, with an estimate of £4,000 – £6,000, and a marquise cut diamond ring, with an estimate of £1,500 – £2,500.

Modern and contemporary jewellery to set the bar at Cheffins Jewellery, Silver & Watches sale

Diamond ear studs and ring

Sapphire lots also feature heavily, with a pair of sapphire and diamond cluster ear pendants with an estimate of £8,000 – £10,000; a pair of sapphire and diamond cluster ear studs with an estimate of £4,000 – £6,000, a sapphire and diamond cluster ring with an estimate of £3,000 – £5,000, and a pair of Art Deco ear pendants which are estimated to sell for £4,000 – £6,000. Amongst the rubies, a pair of ruby and diamond ear pendants have an estimate of £4,000 – £6,000 and a ruby and diamond marquise shaped ring is set to sell for £3,000 – £5,000.

A single row of peacock coloured Tahitian cultured pearls with an emerald and diamond pendant have an estimate of £4,000 – £6,000 and a five-row cultured pearl choker, with a diamond and emerald centrepiece, has an estimate of £1,000 -£1,500.

Modern and contemporary jewellery to set the bar at Cheffins Jewellery, Silver & Watches sale

Pearl choker

There are over 200 lots of rare and antique silver items also available at the sale, with one of the highlights being a salt-glazed Rhenish ‘Tigerware’ jug which dates from the late 16th century, as well as a series of items from the Charles I and Elizabeth I era, a good collection of Georgian items and a wide range of 19th century pieces, including a collection by famous silversmith, Nathaniel Mills. In addition, there are a number of pieces by 20th century designers such as Georg Jensen and Gerald Bunny.

The watch section sees a variety of modern and vintage examples, from a wide range of makers such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Jaeger LeCoultre and a collection of gold pocket watches.

Steve Collins, Jewellery, Silver & Watches specialist at Cheffins, says:

“2021 has been a strong year for jewellery sales, with prices at auction continuing to creep up but still representing significantly better value for money than retail. We have seen a growth in private buyers heading to the saleroom throughout the year, but also the jewellery trade purchasers have consistently come to Cheffins to seek out antique and contemporary finds. The market for coloured stones at auction also seems to be gathering pace, with some strong prices paid throughout the year, with sapphires in particular appearing to be consistently sought after. The Burmese rubies available in this sale look set to be of interest for both private and trade buyers and we are pleased to be able to offer such a large selection of quality pieces to the market.”

The Jewellery, Silver, Watches Sale – 2nd December 2021

Location: Cheffins, Clifton House, 1-2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, UK, CB1 7EA

For further information contact the Fine Art Department on 01223 213343, [email protected]

Modern and contemporary jewellery to set the bar at Cheffins Jewellery, Silver & Watches sale

Cheffins Jewellery, Silver and Watches sale