LONDON – A red cross, known as a symbol of help and support around the world, is one of the highlights of a special online jewelry charity auction to be held by Elmwood’s Auctioneers on Thursday, April 23. The auction is to raise much-needed funds for the National Emergencies Trust, a charity that is helping local communities affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Bidding on the beautiful, yet affordable, jewelry is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Commenting on the decision to hold the sale, Samuel Hill, Elmwood’s Auctioneers director, said: “In this difficult time we wanted to help contribute in some way and this is what we know best, so it seemed the right thing to do.
“We hope that people will not only find the sale interesting, as we’re offering a fabulous array of affordable antique and vintage jewelry specifically chosen to appeal to all audiences, but also that every customer will take comfort in the knowledge that their purchase will contribute directly to a very worthy cause.”
Among the delights to look forward to is the aforementioned red cross (above). This stunning antique Georgian garnet pendant in yellow gold is set with round and pear-shaped garnets. A timeless piece, it is estimated to fetch £500-£800.
A chic antique diamond ring designed as two snakes coiled around each other (below) is another eye-catching piece in the sale. The ring is in yellow gold and the snakes’ heads are set with round-cut diamonds. The ring (below) looks as current today as when it was made. It bears full British hallmarks and is estimated to fetch £250-£350.
A striking aquamarine and sapphire dress ring (pictured below) in 18K yellow gold, set with an oval cut aquamarine between two pear-cut sapphires is sure to attract interest. ‘Sapphire’ derives from the Greek word sappheiros, which means “precious stone.” Sapphires come in a vast range of natural colors except red. The contrast of the lighter blue aquamarine in the ring complements the strong blue color of the rich darker sapphires. Aquamarines symbolize beauty, honesty, loyalty and happiness, which beautifully combines with the sapphires’ attributes of truth, sincerity and constancy, making this the perfect gift for a loved one. It is estimated to fetch £180-£250.
Art Deco enthusiasts should take notice of a vibrant diamond and ruby dress ring in the sale (pictured below). In yellow gold, it is set with a step-cut ruby within concentric borders of old-cut diamonds and caliber-cut rubies, with diamonds set to the tapering shoulders. It carries an estimate of £300-£500.
Brooches have made a comeback in recent years, so a 19th century sapphire and diamond brooch designed as a crescent moon could make a great fashion statement. In yellow gold and silver set with cushion-cut sapphires and rose-cut diamonds, this brooch (pictured below) is estimated to fetch £400-£600.
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