This amethyst and cultured pearl ring and brooch by Stuart Devlin is estimated at £1500-2000 in Dreweatts’ auction on November 28. Image courtesy of Dreweatts 1759.

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Best known as a champion of post-war silversmithing and the designer of coins and medals, his output as a jeweller is occasionally forgotten.

The ring (hallmarked for London 1976) and brooch (1975), both in original Devlin boxes, carry an estimate of £1500-2000 at Dreweatts’ Fine Jewellery sale in Newbury on November 28.