Dreweatts preps for designer-packed fine jewellery auction


Dreweatts is making final preparations for a very special fine jewellery auction on July 9, including pieces from Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier.

The crowning glory of the sale are two rings, a 7.82 carat Colombian emerald and diamond ring [Lot 544, est. £30,000-50,000, pictured below] and a 4.73 carat step diamond mounted ring by Van Cleef & Arpels [Lot 542, est. £50,000-80,000].

Also from Van Cleef & Arpels are a pair of 1970s diamond clip earrings that were purchased by the current owner from Van Cleef & Arpels in Monaco, the pair are estimated to achieve £8,000-12,000 [Lot 540] and a mother of pearl Alhambra necklace and ear clips, also by Van Cleef & Arpels estimated at £3,500-4,500 [Lot 537].

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The ever desirable haute jewellery atelier Bulgari is well represented in the auction with 12 lots; prices start at £500 for a pair of B.Zero 1 hooped earrings [Lot 513] to £6,000 for an exceptional and rare suite set with diamonds and shagreen [Lot 522].


The post war period is extremely well represented with a rare early piece from Graff dated 1974 [Lot 381, est. £4,000-6,000]; a fabulous 1960’s owl brooch from Cartier London [Lot 416, est. £8,000-12,000]; a 12 carat sapphire and diamond ring from Mario Buccellati [Lot 420, est. £8,000-12,000, pictured top] and two scarab set dress rings from the Roman jeweller Masenza by Franco Cannilla [Lot 438, £1,200-1,800]; a gold and ivory competition piece from Gubelin [Lot 421, est. £3,000-5,000] and 1980s jewellery design from Hong Kong by the leading Hong Kong designer Trio [Lots 439, est. £1,500-2,000 and 440, est. £700-1,000].

The sale also features a comprehensive selection of fine antique, period and estate jewellery with pieces from the late 17th century to the early 20th century, including the most sought after names in jewellery history – Carlo and Arthur Giuliano [Lot 333, est. £8,000-1,200] and Alessandro Castellani [Lot 334, £2,000-3,000].

The auction will take place at Donnington Priory, Berkshire, on Thursday July 9 at 2pm

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