Want to add a dash of sparkle to the festive season? Irish auction house Adam’s has you covered: their collection of  ‘Fine Jewellery & Watches’ is going under the hammer on Tuesday 4 December. Included is a vast range of goodies, from cocktail rings and necklaces to bracelets and watches, and featuring top brands such Dior, Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff and more.

Why not start with this diamond necklace by Graff? It comprises 25-30 carats mounted in 18K gold, measuring approximately 42.5 cm in length.

The story of Graff is that of a young man who fell in love with diamonds and stopped at nothing to ensure his success. By the age of 15 he had already been appointed to a jewellery in London’s Hatton Garden – and it was here that his passion kicked which would last a lifetime.

Eventually, Graff Diamonds was established in 1960, opening its first two stores in 1962. Graff became widely known for his unconventional, adventurous pieces which challenged the establishment and channelled the spirit of the ‘60s. Although the brand was widely acclaimed internationally, it was not until 2000 that Graff opened its first store outside of the UK, beginning with the Hotel de Paris in Monaco. Today the House of Graff has more than fifty stores around the world and remains a family business.

If you’re after something slightly more festive or punchy, this fun and unique cocktail ring by Dior could be what you’re looking for.

The history of Dior’s eye-catching and sculptural pieces of jewellery starts with Victoire De Castellane, a designer with a reputation for playful and flamboyant designs.

In 1984, the house of Christian Dior was acquired by businessman Bernard Arnault who immediately set about restoring the house to its former greatness. As part of his strategy he hired a young female designer to become Artistic Director for Dior Haute Joaillerie. The young woman was De Castellane.

De Castellane had already spent fourteen years as Creative Director for costume jewellery at Chanel where she worked under Karl Lagerfield. The choice was inspired and De Castellane has continued to wow audiences with the outlandish and fantastical works of art that have made up her collections since day one.

Still in the coral theme, this Van Cleefs & Arpels ‘Alhambra’ necklace, from c. 1970, forms part of a private continental collection of Van Cleef & Arpels jewellery from 1960-70. The necklace is composed of twenty quatrefoil-shaped coral links within beaded gold framed, connected by a hammered trace-link chain and mounted in 18K gold.

This is the 50th anniversary year of the creation of Van Cleef & Arpels’ iconic four-leaf clover sautoir known as Alhambra. The symbol of luck has become an immediately recognisable signature of the House of Van Cleef & Arpels, and is an easily wearable piece of jewellery.

This necklace is another of Van Cleef & Arpels’ ‘Alhambra’ pieces – though this time in gold and ivory for a slightly more classic or dainty look.

Delicate, sophisticated and effortlessly stylish, the subtle yellow gold chain plays host to a series of yellow gold beaded silhouettes, each gently framing a selection of natures finest and most precious materials from white and grey mother-of-pearl, to malachite, carnelian, lapis lazuli, and of course ivory and coral, as exemplified here.

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for among this small selection of the many jewels available, we suggest you peruse all that Adam’s has on offer – you’ve got until 4 December to take your pick.

Shop the entire Adam’s catalogue right here