43.59 carat yellow diamond ring to feature in JQ Auctioneers Christmas Auction
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A Fancy Intense Yellow and White Diamond Ring headlines the Fellows Antique & Modern Jewellery Sale on December 7th 2017.
The 43.59 carat Fancy Intense Yellow radiant-cut VS2 diamond is set between two white tapered diamond shoulders at 1.62 carats in total. This significant yellow diamond is the centre piece of an exquisite ring created by Graff Diamonds and is estimated at between £900,000 and £1.4m.
Yellow diamonds get their extraordinary fiery colour from the inclusion of nitrogen atoms during their creation, over a billion years ago. Laurence Graff is credited with generating the surge in their popularity in the 1970s. Graff Diamonds is one of the world’s best cutters and polishers of yellow diamonds, which often need to be cut differently to whites in order to ensure their magnificence.
Stephen Whittaker, Managing Director of Fellows Auctioneers says “Yellow diamonds are synonymous with Graff. We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity of selling such a superb, excellent quality Fancy Intense Yellow diamond set in this beautiful ring”.
For 141 years Fellows has been one of the country’s prominent auctioneers. Having first started as pawnbrokers in the early 19th century in the West Midlands, they became an auction house in 1876, the family business then successfully established their jewellery auctions, most particularly selling items that belonged to wealthy Russians who had escaped the 1917 Russian Revolution. Now Fellows holds over 50 watch and jewellery auctions annually and have included items such as two Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona watches and jewellery with royal provenance. To date, the Graff Fancy Yellow Diamond ring is their most important piece.
Other items in the December 7th auction include:
A French mid-20th century emerald and diamond bracelet. This beautiful emerald and diamond bracelet is comprised of a series of three old-cut diamond geometric panels, with square and cushion-shape emerald collets. Total emerald weight 2.41cts. Estimated total diamond weight 15.50 to 16.50cts. French assay marks. With fitted case. £22000-28000
A diamond single-stone ring. A triangular-shape diamond weighing 3.04cts, surrounded by brilliant-cut diamonds and diamond line shoulders. Accompanied by a report, from HRD, stating D colour, SI1 clarity. Total diamond weight 4.44cts. £20000-30000
An elegant pair of sapphire and diamond earrings by Mouawad. Each earring is designed as an oval-shape sapphire and brilliant-cut diamond articulated tassel, suspended from a floral cluster surmount. Maker’s marks for Mouawad. Total diamond weight 4.74cts. £7000-9000
A ‘Lucida-cut’ diamond single-stone ring by Tiffany & Co. The Lucida-cut diamond, weighing 1.01cts, with slightly tapered shoulders. Accompanied by a GIA report stating G colour and VVS1 clarity. £4000-6000
A ‘Juste un Clou’ bangle by Cartier. Designed as a curved nail, the bracelet is signed and numbered Cartier, WS3385. Cartier size 16. Accompanied by a Cartier pouch.
An orangey pink topaz and diamond ring by Mikimoto. An oval-shape pink topaz with diamond line sides. Topaz weight 3cts, total diamond weight 0.80ct. Signed Mikimoto and accompanied by a Mikimoto certificate. £1000-1500
Details and full information on all lots featured in the December 7th sale can be found here: http://bit.ly/2zAjXr7
Bids can be placed online on Fellows’ website www.fellows.co.uk, via telephone, in writing, and also in person on the day of the sale. The auction will take place in Fellows’ Birmingham office and saleroom.
Antique & Modern Jewellery 7th December 11am
The auction will be on view at the following times:
28th November 2017 12noon – 7pm (London),
2nd December 2017 11am – 4pm (Birmingham),
5th December 2017 10am – 4pm (Birmingham),
6th December 2017 10am – 4pm (Birmingham),
7th December 2017 8.30am – 11am (Birmingham)
For more information, please visit https://www.fellows.co.uk/