BIRMINGHAM – On Thursday, Dec. 17, Fellow will auction a beautiful gold tourmaline and sapphire butterfly pendant to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The Fei Liu pendant is a bespoke one-off piece (above), depicting a stylized butterfly which has a 1-carat pear-shape pinkish-red tourmaline body, with 0.57-carat pink tourmaline and 0.99-carat pink sapphires highlighting the textured 18K gold wings. The estimate is £300-£400.
The pendant has been donated by Fei Liu Fine Jewelry, which is also based in Birmingham’s Jewelry Quarter, and all proceeds are being donated to the Children’s Hospital.
Absentee and internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Additional highlights of the 900-lot jewelry auction are:
Lot 1, a mid-20th century 18K gold emerald and diamond three-stone ring, est. £60-£90;
Lot 2, Mappin & Webb 18K gold diamond heart pendant, est. £150-£200;
Lot 11, Boodles, a pair of 18K gold cultured pearl ear studs, est. £60-£90;
Lot 12, a topaz and diamond dress ring, est £100-£150;
Lot 14, a late Victorian 9K gold synthetic ruby snake ring, est £60-£90;
Lot 581, an early 20th century gold moonstone, sapphire and diamond heart and bow brooch (below), est £400-£600.