Iconic jewels set for Dreweatts & Bloomsbury sale

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Bulgari, Jean Schlumberger and Seaman Schepps pieces to be auctioned.

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will present a selection of iconic jewels from some of the world’s most recognisable brands at its fine jewellery sale on November 27.

The fresh-to-the-market pieces include a turquoise and white enamel Bulgari Serpenti watch (pictured) – a style made famous by Elizabeth Taylor in 1962 when she was famously photographed wearing one on the set of Cleopatra. Dreweatts & Bloomsbury have set a £20,000 to £30,000 estimate on the piece.

James Nicholson, International Head of Jewellery & Watches at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions said: “The history of the selling prices at auction for these watches illustrates how the demand for iconic jewels has risen in the past 25 years, and how they can be a rewarding alternative investment, as well as something wonderful to own and wear.”

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A 30ct sapphire and diamond ring by highly collectible French Jeweller Jean Schlumberger, who became chief designer at Tiffany & Co. in 1956, is another creation in the sale, with an estimate of £20,000 to £30,000.

Another piece expected to wow attendees of the auction is a 71ct aquamarine ring, designed by New York jeweller Seaman Schepps. The vintage design will be accompanied with the original bill of sale from Seaman Schepps in New York, dated 1949.

Described as one of the most influential jewellers among American high society, Schepps has a client list that included the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel, and members of the Du Pont, Mellon and Rockefeller families. An estimate of £5,000 to £8,000 has been set for the piece.

The Fine Jewellery sale will be held at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ saleroom in London’s Mayfair on Friday November 27 that will also include watches, silver and luxury accessories. The full catalogue is available to view and download at dreweatts.com.

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