RESULTS: London Important Jewels - 29 November 2011

The London sale of Important Jewels realised £6,079,575/$ 9,429,421/€ 7,052,307 and was 85% sold by value and 69% sold by lot.




$ 9,429,421

€ 7,052,307

Lots Sold:  276

Lots Offered: 401

Sold by Lot: 69 %

Sold by £: 85 %

Exchange Rate£:= $1.551/  € 1.160





Estimate (£)


Purchase Price




A rectangular-cut diamond ring of 13.29 carats,

H colour, VVS2 clarity

$49,000 per carat


150,000 - 200,000



US Private


A pear-shaped diamond ring of 14.54 carats,

I colour, VS1 clarity

$36,000 per carat

200,000 - 250,000



UK Trade


A ‘Mystery-Set’ ruby, emerald and diamond ‘Deux Fleurs’ clip brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels

80,000 – 120,000



Asian Private


A diamond rivière

120,000 - 180,000



European Advisor


A diamond pendent necklace, by Graff


190,000 - 270,000



European Private


A rectangular-cut diamond ring of 19.58 carats,

by Gübelin

$12,500 per carat

120,000 - 150,000



US Trade



A ‘Mystery-Set’ sapphire and diamond ‘Campanule’ brooch, by Van Cleef & Arpels


70,000 – 100,000



Asian Private



An emerald and diamond bracelet, mounted by Cartier


80,000 - 100,000



UK Trade


An Art Deco diamond bracelet, by Cartier


50,000 – 70,000



US Private


A brilliant-cut diamond ring of 10.28 carats, by Wempe

K colour, VS2 clarity

$20,000 per carat




75,000 – 85,000



Asian Private


Comment: Keith Penton, Head of London Jewellery Department:

“Antique and modern signed jewels attracted bidding from around the globe, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the current market. Two iconic ‘mystery-set’ brooches by Van Cleef & Arpels and a collection of Art Nouveau pendants sparked fierce bidding illustrating the appreciation for fine workmanship and design. The importance of rare jewels with notable provenance was highlighted by the Alfredo Ravasco diamond bracelet from the property of HM Queen Elena of Italy and her descendants, which achieved £67,250 ($104,305).”

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