Sotheby’s Fine Jewels | 19 September 2023 

There are many spectacular Royal and Noble Jewels on Auction in this autumn, and we are staring off by looking over the splendid Royal and Noble Jewels on Auction at the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels Sale in London this week!

Sotheby’s Fine Jewels | 19 September 2023

Enamel and Diamond Tiara

Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 GBP

An Enamel and Diamond Tiara designed as five graduated stars set with cushion-shaped diamonds and decorated with blue enamel, to a late 19th century foliate frame set with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Pearl and Diamond Tiara

Estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 GBP

A Pearl and Diamond Tiara, of foliate design centering a lattice motif, set with pearls, embellished with rose- and circular-cut diamonds.

Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 GBP

From Hon. Thérèse Grey. Thence by descent.

A pair of natural Pearl and Diamond Earrings, each set with a natural baroque pearl drop with a rose-cut diamond cap, to surmount set with circular-cut diamond. The Earrings were a gift from the Grey Family to the Hon. Thérèse Grey, married to the Hon. William Grey, son of the 2nd Earl Grey. They were previously auctioned at the Christie’s ‘Joaillerie’ Sale in Paris last year.

Diamond and coloured Diamond Tiara/Brooch/Bracelet

Estimate: 40,000 – 60,000 GBP

A Diamond and coloured Diamond Tiara/Brooch/Bracelet, of geometric palmette design, set throughout with oval, circular- and single-cut diamonds and coloured diamonds, one of brownish orange tint. Elements of the Tiara can be detached and worn as a bracelet and brooch.

Seed Pearl and Diamond Sautoir

Estimate: 6,000 – 9,000 GBP

Property of a Noble Family

A Seed Pearl and Diamond Sautoir, designed as a woven ribbon of seed pearls, enhanced by a scrollwork plaque set with a pearl and circular-cut diamonds, supporting a further detachable pendant designed as a tassel, enhanced with a pearl, seed pearls, rose- and single-cut diamonds.

Lacloche Diamond Bracelet

Estimate: 40,000 – 60,000 GBP

Property of a Noble Family

A Lacloche Frères Diamond Bracelet, of floral petit point design set with single-, rose- and brilliant-cut diamonds, backed by moiré ribbon, circa 1915.

Designed to replicate the minute and beautiful stitches of ‘petit point’, this bracelet is an exceptional and extremely rare example of Lacloche Frères’ technical prowess. This piece represents one of the firm’s most renowned and sought after designs. A similar example exists at the Albion Art Jewellery Institute, Tokyo, Japan.

Ruby and Diamond Tiara

Estimate: 15,000 – 18,000 GBP

Property of a Noble Family

A Ruby and Diamond Tiara, circa 1910s, of undulating foliate design set with rose and circular-cut diamonds, suspending nine articulated ‘berry’ motifs set with circular-cut rubies, cushion-shaped, circular and rose-cut diamonds.


Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Vladimir Tiara

Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara

Belgian Sapphire Tiara

Burmese Ruby Tiara

Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara

Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara

Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara

Queen Victoria’s Oriental Circlet Tiara

Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara

Plunket Tiara

Five Aquamarine Tiara

Imperial State Crown

George IV State Diadem

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