28/03/2019 Jewellery, Latest News
Helena has worked in the jewellery department at Peter Wilson for nearly two years, and helps consign, catalogue and photograph the jewellery the comes through our Fine Art Sales.
She has picked some her highlights from our upcoming April Fine Art Sale, take a look below!
Early 20th century Arts & Crafts silver, enamel and semi-precious stone set drop pendant fringe necklace Est: £200 - £400
Perhaps the most eye-catching piece in the sale, this bold 20th necklace comprises citrine, carnelian and fire opals accented by green cloisonne enamel and mabe pearls. While unmarked, it's stand-out design and beautiful craftsmanship indicate this was put together by skilled hands. A beautiful piece for any fans of Arts & Crafts jewellery, this will certainly be one to watch on sale day!
Diamonds are a staple in most Fine Art Sales, however April's sale features diamond set jewellery in huge variety of sizes, shapes and styles.
Pictured centre, this 2.2 carat brilliant cut platinum solitaire is a timeless classic (Est: £5000 - £7000). However some of my personal favourites are this delicate Art Nouveau garland brooch (Est: £1500 - £2500) and this bold Victorian star brooch set with 4 carats of diamonds (Est: £1500 - £2500).
The quality of these emeralds are obvious at first sight. Both are a fine blue-green colour that practically glow in person! The 3-stone pictured left dated around the early 20th century has a central stone weighing approx. 1.50 carats (Est: £2000 - £3000) and the more modern tiered cluster weighs in at 1.73 carats (Est: £4000 - £6000).
Scandinavian jewellery always has a distinct style that you recognise immediately when it comes through the door. Georg Jensen is always popular at auction and this sale features a Georg Jensen kneeling deer brooch (Est: £200 - £400) and a pair of Georg Jensen dove earrings (Est: £80 - £120). These minimal Scandi influences are apparently in this Hans Hansen Danish silver collarette pictured centre (Est: £150 - £250.)
If you have items of jewellery, watches or silver that you are considering selling, or would like to find out more about getting an estimate for sale, insurance or probate, call 01270 623878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, we hold drop-in valuation days every Wednesday between 10am - 5pm. Our team will be on hand to offer no obligation valuations and advice on selling at auction.
David is a fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers
and a fellow of the Gemmological Association.
As an independant jewellery valuer, he spreads his
time producing valuations for the Birmingham Assay Office,
valuing antiques, running training courses and lecturing.
Helena joined the team at Peter Wilson in 2016 after graduating
from university with a degree in fine art. Now working in the
jewellery department, Helena is studying for her Gemmology
Diploma and recently attained her diamond grading certificate
from the Gemmological Association.