A private collection of jewels by Royal jewellers Hemmerle is to be brought to auction this summer.

The collection will be shown as part of the Dreweatts Fine Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Objects of Vertu sale on July 27.

An established goldsmiths’ company, originally specialising in medals and orders, Hemmerle’s clients include royalty and celebrity around the world, and previously even the Vatican.

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Their jewellery has become even more popular recently, by the combining of gemstones with various other uncommon materials such as brass, steel, copper and wood.

The highlights of the auction include a pair of colour-change agate ear clips have an estimate of £8,000-£12,000. An 18 carat gold and oxidised iron green tourmaline ring has an estimate of £2,000-£3,000 and a striking sapphire ring is estimated at £7,000-£10,000.

Also among the pieces on offer is a pair of grey moonstone and agate earrings, estimated to fetch £1,500. A pair of diamond and grey moonstone cluster ear studs carry an estimate of £2,000-£3,000 and a moonstone band ring is estimated to fetch £1,500-£2,000.