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F E AT U R EShine brightJEWELLERY EXPERT HEATHER CALLAWAY TAKES A LOOK AT SOME OF THE EXEMPLARYJEWELLERY ITEMS UP FOR SALE IN RICHARD WINTERTON AUCTIONEERS’ FINE ARTSAND SPECIALIST SALE LATER THIS MONTHLooking over the catalogued lots is ratherlike trying to choose your most favouritechocolate from the most delicious aweinspiringChristmas selection box! Veryhard to choose from indeed. However,if I had my choice and deep pockets Iwould choose these three for my privatecollection.First up is an impressive large sapphireand diamond centre piece necklet,centring on a principle oval mixed cut bluesapphire, double claw set, enclosed withina double diamond border. This pendant isaccompanied by a gemstone report fromthe Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF).The report states the whopping 18.04ct sapphireTHIS LADIES ROLEXIS 18CT GOLD ANDBOASTS A MOTHER OFPEARL DIAMOND DOTDIALTHE CENTRE 4.46CTDIAMOND ISCOMPLEMENTED BYA FURTHER 1.25CT OFSMALLER DIAMONDSto be natural and ‘no indications of heating’ with acolour ‘blue of medium strong saturation’.Sapphires in this large size category are regardedas rare; rarer still is the fact that this large sapphirehas had no intervention of heat treatment to inducethe mesmerising strong blue colour. Most peopleare unaware that almost all sapphires are heatedat extremely high temperatures to ‘enhance’ theircolour and clarity. The beauty of this stone is entirelynatural; the only intervention has been to cut andfacet the stone to show its true splendour and beauty.This, coupled with gemstone report from one of theleading and most prestigious gemstone laboratoriesin the world, certainly instils confidence.The necklet has a estimated price of £30,000-£40,000.My second - a very close second - is a piece whichhas adorned the hand of nearly all the femaleemployees here at Winterton’s! It is a stunning,modern bespoke large diamond ring, centring on ahuge 4.46ct transitional round brilliant cut diamond,enclosed within a micro-paved cushion diamond haloborder.This really is a ‘wow’ ring and sure to capture theattention from admirers from a distance. Again, weare proud to ensure buyers’ confidence as this ring22

is accompanied by a diamond jewellery report fromAnchorCert gemstone laboratory. The report statesthe centre natural diamond weight 4.46ct, colourK, clarity SI1, as well as the smaller micro-pavedmodern round brilliant cut diamonds totalling1.25ct. That’s an astonishing total diamond weightof 5.71ct!The ring has an estimated price of £20,000-£30,000.Thirdly, we have a quality original timepiece - astunning lady’s Rolex. The 18ct gold Rolex OysterPerpetual Pearlmaster, mother of pearl diamond dotdial, and diamond bezel and signature Pearlmasterbracelet exemplifies a delicate balance of eleganceand style. Model number 80318, serial numberA658334. Circa 1999. Together with the originalbox, papers, red silk handkerchief and red leatherwallet, it is a beautiful watch in pristine condition.The Rolex has an estimated price of £7,000-£9,000.This terrific trio are among a huge selection ofjewellery and watches in Richard Winterton’s FineArts and Specialist Sale in March. The two-day eventat The Lichfield Auction Centre, Wood End Lane,Fradley Park, WS13 8NF, is to be held on Tuesdayand Wednesday, March 24 and 25, with a 10am startboth days.As well as fine jewellery and watches, the auctionfeatures silver, works of art, wine, whisky, antiqueTHIS STUNNINGDIAMOND RING HASAN ESTIMATED PRICEOF £20,000-£30,000paintings, modern pictures, decorative design,porcelain, glass, cabinet toys, coins, medals and finefurniture.Viewing is on Saturday, March 21, from 9.30am-12noon, Monday, March 23 from 10am-4pm and onthe mornings of sale from 8.30am.For more information telephone 01543 251081,email or BEAUTIFULNECKLET FEATURES ARARE LARGE SAPPHIREAT ITS HEART23


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