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Pictured above are: a diamond bangle c.1890 with a heart-shaped locket set with an old cushion cut diamond, sold for £5000 (estimate £1500-2000); a shaped cabochon garnet and old and rose-cut diamond bangle c.1860, which made £8000 (estimate £2500-3500).

Below is a half pearl bangle by Carlo Giuliano c.1885 in a polished gold setting, sold for £3000 (estimate £1500-2000).

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A half pearl bangle by Carlo Giuliano c.1885 in a polished gold setting, sold for £3000 at Dreweatts.

Fresh to the market

“Our buyers still engaged with the sale despite the strange times we find ourselves in,” said specialist James Nicholson.

“The sale had 386 active registrants, mostly bidding remotely as there were no more than six bidders on the saleroom floor. It proved the old auction wisdom that privately sourced goods, fresh to the market, still excite the imagination.”

The sale took place on March 18.