10/04/2022 Latest News
Stamford Auction Rooms Jewellery Sale Has Something for Everyone
It has been a busy month over at Stamford Auction Rooms this April. Following on from a successful sale just days ago, their specialist Jewellery auction today showed just how this up and coming auction house is storming the auction world.
A deceased estate in Peterborough made up a core of lots in the sale, with everything from modern, impactful, designer dress rings, to Victorian pieces, and hats to Radley handbags, there really was a fabulous mix of pieces, catering for every taste and budget. Amongst the rings and jewellery were some rare and stunning stones, with everything from a Watermelon Tourmaline, through blue topaz, to peridots, quartz, and amethyst, alongside the more traditional diamonds and sapphires, this really was a feast of colours and sparkle.
But it was jewellery from another private family that really made the pulses race as the bidding took off on various items of 20th century Designer pieces and some sets of rare and exquisite Georgian paste. This pink paste demi-parure of bracelet, earrings and brooch sold for £1,800, many times the conservative estimate of £30-50, and this stunning green suite of Georgian and later jewellery which sold for £850, against the estimate of £80-£120, but it wasn’t just the antique pieces that were popular as this stunning collection of Boucher jewellery sold for £550, well over the estimate of £50-£80, proving that setting conservative estimates often pays off for the vendor bringing in numerous bidders and getting a real buzz going
Contemporary designers also had a great reception at the sale, with this stunning pearl and 18ct gold necklace, by renowned sculptor and jewellery maker Harriet Glen selling for £1,200, and this platinum and diamond bubble ring by local designer and jeweller Heidi Kjeldson of Oakham selling for £1,700.
Gold and sovereigns remain strong and solid contenders at this saleroom, where a rare and unusual boxed and certificated gold proof sovereign sold for £650, over twice the usual amount for a sovereign in today’s market.
Watches are still a safe bet too for the savvy buyer, with this Omega Seamaster selling for £700, and this 18ct gold J. W. Benson of London full hunter pocket watch selling for £1,500.