Rare 18th century jewellery at Sotheby’s sale

The Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels sale will feature exceptionally crafted period jewels and vintage pieces from leading jewellers like Cartier, Bulgari and Boucheron.

Emerald and diamond brooch pendants from late 19th century

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These two emerald and diamond brooches/pendants are from the late 19th century. The first features a square step-cut Colombian emerald (lot 94, est. $30,000-45,000), the second, of foliate and scroll design, set with a trapeze-shaped emerald, is also of Colombian origin (lot 95, est. $18,000-22,500).

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The Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels sale on 18th March, 2015, will cover defining eras of jewellery design, from delicate creations of the 18th century, to the sophistication of Art Deco and the glamour of modern style. Also at the auction will be a rare collection of jewellery designs from the 1780s.

View the photo gallery above to see a selection of jewels going under the hammer. To view the full list of items being auctioned, and to bid, visit this link.