Five Essential Pieces for any Jewellery Collection

Selling on 18th March

With the prospect of lockdown lifting and the distinct possibility of social events, parties, gatherings and catch-ups with friends, it is quite likely that your jewellery collection would benefit from an update! We have compiled five key pieces that will add that perfect punch to any ensemble. 

 

1. The Cocktail Ring

Adding a resplendent accent to any outfit, the cocktail ring is a great way to elevate an outfit and the perfect accompaniment to any celebratory drinks once normality has resumed! The term 'cocktail ring' traces back to the 1920s during the American prohibition, these statement rings drew attention to the fact that the wearer was drinking an illicit beverage. Since then, cocktail rings have been celebrated as a sign of a woman's independence and are a great way to reflect the wearer's personality, with a myriad of designs and gemstone options with only one rule in mind - the bigger the better!

A diamond cluster ring

Lot 104 - An 18ct gold diamond cluster ring, the brilliant cut diamond within a similarly cut diamond surround, principal diamond estimated 1.20cts, J-K colour, SI2-P1 clarity, estimated total diamond weight 4.80cts, hallmarks for Birmingham, ring size L, gross weight 8.4g. £3,000-5,000.

Emerald and Diamond Ring

Lot 91 - An emerald and diamond dress ring, the rectangular shape emerald atop the tapered baguette cut diamond bombé ring, estimated total diamond weight 4cts, stamped 750, ring size K, gross weight 12.1g. £7,000-9,000.

 

2. The Collar Necklace

The Collar Necklace is one of the oldest forms of jewellery, resting flat to the body just above the collarbone, this type of jewel is perfect for dressing up your basics! Historically ceremonial pieces, gold collars were reserved for the higher orders and so have an association with power dressing. These wonderful collars would make an exceptional addition to any jewellery collection, choose from the sleek 1980s style of the first collar, or the classically inspired gem-set version by celebrated Greek jeweller Ilias Lalaounis. 

Diamond Collar Necklace

Lot 70 - A diamond collar necklace, of bi-colour design, the polished graduated collar with pavé-set diamond detailing, hinged reverse and push piece clasp, stamped 750, estimated total diamond weight 2cts, inner diameter 39cm, gross weight 118.8g. £4,000-4,500.

Lalaounis Collar Necklace

Lot 71 - A ruby and sapphire necklace by Ilias Lalaounis, the circular ruby cabochon and circular cut sapphire crosses atop the woven link collar necklace, signed Ilias Lalaounis, stamped A-21, 750, length 43cm, gross weight 141.8g. With maker's box. £5,500-7,500.

 

3. The Diamond Bracelet

The Diamond Tennis Bracelet, or Diamond Line Bracelet is a classic staple piece! Wear these wonderful pieces individually, layered, or pair with your watch for a great everyday look. The term Tennis Bracelet originates from tennis player Chis Evert, who wore hers throughout her career through the ranks of professional tennis in the 1970s. However, it was in the 1987 during the US Open that this term became a household name. During a long rally, her diamond line bracelet fell off, creating a priceless publicity moment that has seen this name stick with the diamond line bracelet ever since! Wear a classic diamond line bracelet, or update the look with our diamond hinged bangle, showcasing both colourless and fancy coloured 'brown' diamonds in the design.

A diamond bracelet, designed as a series of brilliant cut diamond collets, with push piece clasp, total diamond weight 1ct, stamped K18, length 18cm, gross weight 10g.

Lot 11 - A diamond bracelet, designed as a series of brilliant cut diamond collets, with push piece clasp, total diamond weight 1ct, stamped K18, length 18cm, gross weight 10g. £300-400.

An 18ct gold diamond hinged bangle, the brilliant cut diamond and similarly cut 'brown' diamond crossover lines with plain reverse, estimated total diamond weight 2.80cts, Italian assay marks, inner diameter 5.7cm, gross weight 22.3g.

Lot 14  - An 18ct gold diamond hinged bangle, the brilliant cut diamond and similarly cut 'brown' diamond crossover lines with plain reverse, estimated total diamond weight 2.80cts, Italian assay marks, inner diameter 5.7cm, gross weight 22.3g. £1,500-2,000.

 

4. The Stud Earrings

If you don't have a pair of diamond stud earrings in your collection, now is the time to invest! These wonderful earrings can be worn everyday, complement absolutely every outfit or hairstyle, and make a fantastic purchase that can be worn and admired for years and years to come. Never out of style and always a fantastic option, the diamond stud earring is certainly one of the most versatile pieces of jewellery you could own!

Lot 42 - A pair of brilliant cut diamond stud earrings, estimated total diamond weight 0.60ct, estimated colour L-M, estimated clarity P1-P2, stamped 750, gross weight 1.6g. £600-650.

A pair of 18ct gold brilliant cut diamond stud earrings, estimated total diamond weight 0.80ct, estimated colour I-J, estimated clarity P1-P2, hallmarks for Birmingham, gross weight 1.7g.

Lot 40 - A pair of 18ct gold brilliant cut diamond stud earrings, estimated total diamond weight 0.80ct, estimated colour I-J, estimated clarity P1-P2, hallmarks for Birmingham, gross weight 1.7g. £700-750.

 

5. The Party Piece

Finally, the party piece. An essential to any jewellery lover's collection, these pieces evoke sheer joy, with colourful and daring designs that make the perfect conversation piece. Choose from a pair of beautifully bold earrings, or a fun and whimsical brooch that can be styled in a myriad of ways to complement any outfit. 

Lot 49 - A pair of sapphire, diamond and cultured pearl earrings, each designed as a cultured pearl suspended from a briolette cut pink sapphire line, with pave set diamond and sapphire surmount, stamped 750, length 5.3cm, gross weight 24.7g. £1,000-2,000.

Elsa Perretti Starfish Brooch

Lot 37 - An 18ct gold starfish brooch, by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co., of asymmetric outline with tapering arms, signed Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co., stamped 750, length 5.7cm, gross weight 13.9g. With maker's pouch. £600-650.

 


Our Fine Jewellery & Watches Sale will take place on Thursday 18th March at 2pm. To view the full sale catalogue, click here.

To gain further information on any of the lots in the sale, or to enquire about an auction valuation of your own, contact our specialist via liz.bailey@wilson55.com

 

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