A rare Boucheron diamond and ruby cuff was sold for “a seven figure sum” by Symbolic and Chase on day one of Masterpiece London.
Symbolic and Chase is a fine jewellery dealer operating from a private salon on Bond Street that specialises in pieces with outstanding design and historic significance.
No further details of the Boucheron cuff, or the customer, were revealed, but eager collectors will be happy to know that an 18ct gold diamond and sapphire Medicis bangle (pictured above) created in the 1930s is still listed for sale on Symbolic and Chases’s Masterpiece London web page.
The dealer is also presenting one of the largest fancy vivid Old-Cut yellow diamonds to ever come to market, weighing just over 114 carat.
Masterpiece London, which runs until July 1 at Royal Hospital Chelsea, provides a prestigious marketplace for jewellery, art, antiques and design from over 150 of the world’s leading galleries.
Other British antique and contemporary jewellers at the show include Chatila, Sandra Cronan, Didier Ltd, Theo Fennell, Grima, Hancocks, Susan Ollemans, S. J. Phillips Ltd, Harry Fane and Wartski.
Faberge, owned by Gemfields, is a sponsor of the event.
High profile guests that attended included Evegeny Lebedev, Mila Kunis, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Jasper Conran, Robbie Williams, Jade Jagger, Roman Abramovich, Dasha Zhukova, Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, Petra Ecclestone, James Stunt, Tamara Ecclestone, Sir Howard Hodgkin, Audrey Gruss, Terence Disdale, The Earl & Countess of Derby, Daniel Katz, Scott Snyder, Fredrikson Stallard, Jamie Drake, Ellie Cullman, Lord Constantine, Basia Briggs, Nick Foulkes, Princess Michael of Kent, Sol Campbell, and Scott Snyder as well as the Chelsea Pensioners, all of whom added to the buzz of the Preview Day.