Another diamond; plus a more interesting auction

27 04 2013

Another big diamond has sold for lots of monies.
News says: “5.30 carat “fancy” diamond, set in a Trombino ring, for £6,201,250“.

news media; click on image for original source

news media; click on image for original source

The image on the auction house website shows a slightly lighter colour stone, and in its original ring setting.

auction media; click on image for original source

auction media; click on image for original source

I browsed through the whole auction result list, but my eyes quickly glazed over … big stones, little creativity or interest.

However, I did find that Bonham’s has a more interesting auction coming up: it’s listed as Antiquities, and there’s jewellery to be had! I’m not sure if I’m genuinely serious enough to actually do any purchasing (not only because it’s pretty difficult to buy sight-unseen), but these have definitely piqued my interest:

  • (lot 118) Four Egyptian repoussé gold sheet mummy amulets; Late Period – Ptolemaic, circa 664-32 B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 119) A group of Egyptian glass and glazed composition amulets and beads; New Kingdom – Late Period, circa 1550-30 B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 141) A collection of Ancient glass beads; Phoenician – Islamic Period
  • (lot 169) Three Greek sheet gold diadems; Hellenistic, circa 2nd Century B.C.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 224) A Roman green jasper intaglio ring; Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 253) A pair of Roman gold earrings; Circa 1st-3rd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

  • (lot 262) A group of Roman gold jewellery; Circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.

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    click on image for original source

I could continue … but I shall stop and you can see more yourself.


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