Important Jewels online auction from 4 to 18 November presents a diverse array of jewels dating from the late eighteenth century through to present day, from a group of Victorian insect brooches, opulent Belle Epoque and Art Deco jewels, bold yellow gold gem-set and enamel designs from the 1960s to 1980s, and a wide selection of signed contemporary pieces by the worlds most renowned jewellery houses including Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff and Tiffany & Co. A highlight of the sale is a bracelet, formerly in the collection of the late Dame Vera Lynn, which will be sold to benefit The Dame Vera Lynn Childrens Charity.
Leading lots of the sale include an elegant Edwardian garland design tiara (estimate £45,000-65,000), an impressive Art Deco diamond and ruby cabochon strap bracelet by Drayson (estimate £40,000-60,000), a rare antique foil-backed diamond collar necklace with a detachable cluster pendant (estimate £100,000-150,000), and a limited edition diamond Crash bracelet watch by Cartier (estimate £40,000-60,000).
A beautiful cultured pearl, diamond and enamel bracelet, formerly the property of the late Dame Vera Lynn (estimate £8,000-12,000), will be sold to benefit The Dame Vera Lynn Childrens Charity. Set up by Dame Vera in 2001, the charity has helped more than 600 families who have children affected by cerebral palsy. Known as Britains wartime Forces Sweetheart, the singer was a symbol of hope and fortitude right up until her recent death aged 103. The bracelet features an enamel plaque depicting the iconic image of blue birds flying over the White Cliffs of Dover in reference to Dame Veras great wartime hit record. This special and highly personal bracelet was made in 2007 by the Queens Jeweller Harry Collins to mark Dame Veras 90th birthday.
Christies Important Jewels Online | 4 to 18 November | Highlights
DIAMOND RING, ROUND BRILLIANT CUT DIAMOND OF 5.07 CARATS Estimate £60,000-80,000
LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY NATURAL PEARL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE Estimate: £35,000-55,000
DRAYSON LATE ART DECO RUBY AND DIAMOND BRACELET Estimate £40,000-60,000
BULGARI SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND RING Estimate: £30,000-40,000
ART DECO RUBY AND DIAMOND NECKLACE Estimate: £50,000-80,000
ANTIQUE PEARL AND DIAMOND BROOCH/PENDANT Estimate: £5,000-7,000
ANTIQUE DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE Estimate: £100,000-150,000
CARTIER LIMITED EDITION GOLD AND DIAMOND 'CRASH' WRISTWATCH Estimate £40,000-60,000
LATE 19TH CENTURY DIAMOND BUTTERFLY BROOCH Estimate: £4,500-5,500