• Jewels at South Kensington auction at Christies

    Sale 5639

    Jewels at South Kensington

    19 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    Three 19th century rings

    Price Realised  


    Three 19th century rings
    The first an old brilliant-cut diamond single stone in black enamel surround, enamel damaged, to a tapered band, the reverse with inscription Richard Duke of Buckingham & K.G. died Jan. 17th 1839 in the 63rd year of his age', London hallmark; the second a central pearl within an old brilliant-cut diamond cluster surround with twin ruby accents to a scrolling hoop, please note the pearl has not been tested for natural origin; the third a cat's eye chrysoberyl within a diamond cluster surround, to scrolling shoulders (3)

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    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. Please be advised that a purchasers inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).