Diamonds add some real sparkle to sale

A diamond and ruby-set evening bag by Van Cleef and Arpels at Adam’s in Dublin on May 14 (€15,000-€20,000).

Des O’Sullivan previews the auction of fine jewellery at James Adam

A GIRL’S best friend and more will come under the hammer at the James Adam sale of fine jewellery and watches in Dublin on Tuesday week at 6pm.

The two most expensive lots in this auction are single-stone diamond rings each estimated at €20,000-€30,000.

A c2000 cultured pearl and diamond Pushkin cocktail bracelet-watch by Chopard is estimated at €20,000-€25,000.

Adam’s jewellery specialist Claire-Laurence Mestrallet invited the fashion editor, stylist and author Annmarie O’Connor to go through the catalogue.

This single-stone brilliant-cut diamond ring is at Adam’s on May 14 with an estimate of €20,000-€30,000.

At the top of her wish-list was an original 1930s minaudiere or strapless evening back with an Art Deco vibe. By Van Cleef and Arpels, and with a diamond and ruby lid, it is estimated at €15,000-€20,000.

Many famous makers are represented in this auction, and many lots are more affordable than the ones highlighted here. Viewing gets underway next Saturday.

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