Jewellery

In the art and antiques market, the jewellery category spans the millennia from ancient artefacts fit for Cleopatra herself to modern branded wares by famous French and American ateliers. This may include objects of significant intrinsic worth – valued for the gemstones and precious metals from which they were made – but also objects fashioned from more humble materials that are appreciated simply for the excellence of their design.


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Henry VIII's six wives: exploring the jewels they wore

01 July 2024

Fellows Auctioneers will be hosting an event at the National Portrait Gallery on July 12 exploring the jewellery of Henry VIII’s six wives.

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Georgian ring flagged up and locket with mourning glory

01 July 2024

The Fine Jewellery sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on July 10-11 features many fine antique items such as these two documentary pieces.

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Buyers connect with an assortment of Arts & Crafts belt buckles sold recently at auction

01 July 2024

A collection of close to 100 Arts & Crafts belt buckles formed just part of the remarkable Anthony Gardner collection sold by Bellmans (25% buyer’s premium) in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, on April 16.

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Picq your interest in the Parisian designer

01 July 2024

The Parisian workshop of Henri Picq does not have quite the name recognition of Cartier or LaCloche, but it was nonetheless responsible for supplying both houses with some of the most exceptional jewellery of the early 20th century.

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Marcus & Co captured the Art Nouveau colour and confidence

01 July 2024

Highlights from the London Jewels sale at Bonhams on June 13

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Cartier brooches come with Courtauld appeal

01 July 2024

The Dreweatts (26% buyer’s premium) sale on June 18 included two Cartier brooches commissioned by Sir Stephen Courtauld to designs inspired by Eltham Palace.

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Fabergé’s cool creations ‘inspired by ice crystals’

01 July 2024

Fabergé’s rock crystal, platinum, silver and diamond ‘ice flower’ jewels were made by the workmaster Albert Holmström, c.1913-14, after designs made by his niece Alma Pihl (1888-1976).

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Two Bulgari Serpenti jewels slither into salerooms

01 July 2024

Serpenti jewels, which followed the launch of Bulgari’s signature gold Tubogas bracelets in the late 1940s, were featured in Vogue and other fashion magazines on countless occasions in the Sixties.

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Royal approval for the work of George Michael Moser once dubbed ‘England’s favourite goldsmith’

01 July 2024

Watch chatelaine offered at auction was produced by a man who created many works for the Hanoverian household

Curious visitors enjoying their time at Carter Marsh and Co. 

The Treasure House Fair returns with a lively opening

27 June 2024

Key event in the summer calendar opens its doors once again

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Prime minister’s gold ring found by metal detectorist shines at auction

11 June 2024

Identified as belonging to George Grenville, prime minister between 1763-65, the ring sold at Noonans in Mayfair

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In the embrace of Nathaniel Marchant

10 June 2024

This gold-mounted carnelian intaglio ring depicting classical profiles of Cupid and Psyche embracing is signed in mirror image capitals for Nathaniel Marchant (1739-1816).

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Alfred Jewel made a millennium afterwards points to four figure result

10 June 2024

The Alfred Jewel is a famous piece of Anglo-Saxon goldsmith craftmanship, a gold-mounted piece of rock crystal enamelled with a portrait of a man and the inscription translating as ‘Alfred ordered me to be made’.

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Dealer Tomasso adds to his personal collection with an auction jewellery purchase

10 June 2024

A gold and cameo ring offered with an estimate of just £200-300 at Derbyshire auction house Irita Marriott (plus 28.8% buyer’s premium inc VAT) and catalogued as 19th century caught the eye of a number of jewellery dealers and bidders from as far as Paris and the US.

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Prime minister’s gold ring discovered by metal detectorist to be auctioned

03 June 2024

Identified as belonging to George Grenville, prime minister between 1763-65, the ring was one of three items found in a Buckinghamshire field

Cartier brooches

Art Deco brooches inspired by Eltham Palace emerge at Newbury auction

30 May 2024

Two Cartier brooches commissioned for Lady Courtauld and presented to her by her husband Sir Stephen Courtauld, with designs inspired by their Eltham Palace home, have come for sale at Dreweatts.

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Tiffany is tops at Toomey's first period jewellery sale

27 May 2024

Snake bracelet among the highlights as period jewellery makes a Chicago auction debut

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Dorset police appeal for information following burglary at antiques centre

17 May 2024

Lone thief took several high-value items of jewellery

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Huge new Hancocks home open for business

13 May 2024

Jewellery specialist Hancocks London is celebrating its move to a new, larger premises. Leaving Mayfair after 175 years, the dealer has opted for St James’ (as revealed in ATG No 2631).

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Top stories this week including jewellery stolen in a ram raid at Hansons

28 April 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of a ram-raid break-in at Derbyshire saleroom Hansons.

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