Jackie Collins’ jewelry a glittering addition to Chiswick’s Dec. 6 auction

Jackie Collins

From the collection of the late Jackie Collins. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

LONDON – Jewelry from the private collection of Jackie Collins (1937-2015) will be up for sale at Chiswick Auctions on Tuesday, December 6. Most of 10 pieces entered in the auction were purchased by Collins in the last decades of her life while living in California.

Unlike some of her famous showstopper pieces, these jewels were part of the best-selling author’s everyday style: less-ostentatious diamond necklaces and earrings that complemented every outfit in her wardrobe. As estimates range from £200-£900, they are potentially more obtainable than the jewels in most Hollywood starlets’ collections. Highlights include a blue topaz dress ring (estimate £200-£300) and a diamond pendant necklace set with a carved bust of Buddha (estimate £700-£900).

Jackie Collins

From the collection of the late Jackie Collins. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

Chiswick’s Jewellery Department Head Sarah Duncan commented: “The world Jackie Collins wrote about in books such as ‘The World is Full of Married Men’ or ‘The Stud’ was all about glamour and exclusivity, and these jewels allow her fans to take home some of her own personal glamour. We’re thrilled to be offering this collection of the late Jackie Collins’ jewellery as it represents what we strive for here at Chiswick Auctions, making fine jewellery accessible and celebrated for all.”

Jackie Collins

Autographed and inscribed photograph of Jackie Collins from a group lot entered in the auction. Image courtesy of Chiswick Auctions

Jackie Collins’ jewellery forms part of a wider 180-lot offering of antique and vintage jewellery that is perfect for Christmas shopping. It includes pieces by iconic brands including Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Mikimoto and Van Cleef & Arpels alongside antique classics such as diamond-encrusted Victorian jewels. And for those looking for serious carat weight, the auction includes a 5.59-carat square-cut diamond ring with a laboratory report from EGL (estimate £18,000-20,000) and a 4.01-carat brilliant-cut diamond ring with a laboratory report from the GIA in New York (estimate £20,000-30,000).

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