First time auction for stunning Singapore jewellery
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 29th June, 2021
They are stunning pieces of jewellery in anybody’s language – more so because they have never before been seen on the Australian market.
Their origin? – a prestigious jewellery store that operated during the 1980s and 1990s in Singapore and inherited by the vendor who now wishes to sell them, with Philips Auctions gemmologist Tanya Philips the lucky intermediary.
“I am absolutely overwhelmed that they have been entrusted to me to sell and it is a privilege to offer them to Australian buyers,” says Tanya as she speaks about the auction house’s timed online jewellery auction due to finish from 12pm on July 5 at 47 Glenferrie Road, Malvern.
Live viewing is from 9am-5pm Tuesday June 29 to Friday July 2 and from 12pm-5pm Saturday July 3 and Sunday July 4.
A significant pear cut Columbian 18-carat emerald (lot 88) is one of the collection highlights with a catalogue estimate of $25,000-$35,000.
However, equally impressive at $35,000-$45,000 estimate is a 21-carat sapphire and multi-stone diamond brooch in an intricate fan shape plaque with the sapphire as the central attraction (lot 100).
A beautiful Burmese ruby and diamond floral spray brooch (lot 118) is another awe-inspiring piece along with a wreath style brooch from the same stones (lot 80).
A large solid crystal opal and diamond brooch (lot 108) is bound to bring auction goers running, while a pear cut Columbian emerald and diamond cluster pendant (lot 148) will be difficult to resist.
Tanya says the auction also has a strong collection of bracelets, bangles and earrings along with a Georg Jensen tulip necklace (lot 124).
“Women cannot have too many pairs of earrings,” she claims and points to lot 49, a lovely pair of sapphire and double diamond set earrings as a good example.
Other earrings worth examining include lot 63 – a pair of double pink sapphire and diamond drop examples – lot 78, a pair of sapphire and diamond set studs, lot 168, a stylish pair of emerald and diamond drop earrings, and lot 174, a glamorous pair of cabochon ruby and diamond.
Among the bangles lots 28, 34 and 35 are of particular note. These respectively are a diamond set white gold example, a sapphire and multi-stone diamond and an emerald and diamond multi-stone.