This auction is not to be missed, jewellery editor NATASHA SHERLING selects the pieces that will STEAL THE SHOW …
You might have seen us last week on Instagram, playing with jewels at a sneak preview of the Adam’s jewellery auction. They finally opened to the public at the weekend and today is the last day to view the pieces before they go under the hammer tonight. We were captivated from the word go – the decoupage cover of the catalogue drew us straight in – and there are some truly beautiful pieces to be seen (and tried on!). Below, some of our highlights – get to them before they’re gone; the pieces are available to view all day today in their Stephen’s Green HQ until 4pm – and the auction takes place in the same venue, starting at 6pm tonight.
The early 19th century topaz necklace above dates from around 1825. It features cushion cut stones of graduating colour, dotted with tiny turquoise cabochon stones. The floral motif is very typical of the period; we love all the tiny scrollwork detailing and the honey hues of the foil-backed stones.
Some pieces just have to be seen in person to be believed. This incredible Art Deco sapphire ring is so much bigger in real life – and a joy to try on. The calibre cut sapphires would have been custom cut for this particular design – a skill that is almost prohibitively expensive now and so not often seen in contemporary jewellery. It also featured diamonds with a total weight of around 2.5cts – a truly show-stopping piece of jewellery.
These earrings feature drops of coral with the most vibrant, opaque hue – set off perfectly by the sparkle from the little line of diamonds. Elegant and bold, they are made to be worn in the evening light, the movement of each one perfectly suited to a party!
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