Diamonds and Jewels to Envy

Looking for arm candy to be the envy of others? Look no further than this upcoming London auction.

Diamonds and Jewels to Envy

From 1pm on 16 July, Roseberys is holding a Jewellery & Watches auction. Included in the summer sale is over 300 pieces, including exquisite vintage, modern and contemporary pieces, with an array of pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and watches. Not to mention, these inspiring pieces are by some of the most famous jewellery houses and luxury brands: Chanel, Cartier, Van Cleefs & Arpels, TAG Heuer and Patek Phillippe, to name a few.

Viewings are being held from Friday 12 July and the preview event, where you can enjoy a selection of highlights from the auction, is taking place on Tuesday 9 July at The Clubhouse, 8 St James Square, London. 

In the meantime, let’s enjoy our own preview here.

A French diamond collar necklace by Lacloche. Photo: Roseberys
A French diamond collar necklace by Lacloche. Photo: Roseberys

This timeless 1960s diamond collar necklace by Jacques Lacloche is composed of a series of candy twist design beaded and ribbed panels with platinum-set circular-cut diamond intervals mounted on twin chains and with a matching clasp signed J. Lacloche

Lacloche Freres was a Spanish jewellery house founded in Madrid in 1875. It later moved to Paris and the four founding brothers became renowned for their Art Deco jewellery designs. Jacques Lacloche had a long list of discerning clients, including Prince Rainier, for whom he created a brooch as a wedding gift for Grace Kelly.

Rare Stainless Steel Heuer Autavia Chronograph Wristwatch. Photo: Roseberys
Rare Stainless Steel Heuer Autavia Chronograph Wristwatch. Photo: Roseberys

Leading the watch section of the sale is this iconic watch by Heuer, which was created to capture the essence of the sixties Formula One scene, considered by many to be the golden age of motor racing. Heuer state that the ‘Autavia’ models were designed to “embody this exhilarating world in which everything can change in a second”. The name itself is rooted in motoring – in 1933, Heuer designed the first dash counter for racing cars and aircraft: the Autavia chronograph. 

The watch comes accompanied by a full service report from Tag Heuer, dated 31 May 2018, stating, “This third execution three-register Autavia chronograph was named the Jochen Rindt after the legendary Formula One racing driver who was often photographed wearing a similar example in the 1960s. Only the minutes bezel has been seen worn by Rindt with 'rice bead' watch bracelet.”

Ruby and Diamond 'Le Baiser du Dragon' Pendant by Cartier. Photo: Roseberys
Ruby and Diamond 'Le Baiser du Dragon' Pendant by Cartier. Photo: Roseberys

This characterful ‘Le Baiser du Dragon’ ruby and diamond pendant is by Cartier. Eminently wearable, and in keeping with the fashion for geometric shapes and patterns, the inspiration for the ‘Le Baiser du Dragon’ – or ‘Dragon’s Kiss line’ – of jewellery came from Chinese mythology, where the creatures represent both power and good fortune.

Diamond Necklace by Chanel. Photo: Roseberys
Diamond Necklace by Chanel. Photo: Roseberys

Vintage Chanel is never a bad idea, and the diamond collar with detachable pendant pictured above right is no exception. In keeping with fashions of today, this necklace with single pear-cut diamond drop is as versatile as it is eye-catching. The bar and hoop pendant can be added or removed from the diamond tennis collar on-the-go, ensuring that the wearer is always, in Chanel’s words, both “classy and fabulous”. 

As a reminder, Roseberys’ sale is taking place on 16 July – and it’s not to be missed.

Find all lots currently available at Roseberys here

Cover image: via TheDollarBusiness

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