Fine Arts: Gormley's gems are a guide to changing tastes

The upcoming sale on September 29 shows how jewellery trends have fluctuated throughout the decades

27th September, 2020
Platinum diamond spray earrings

Bidding is now underway for Gormley’s inaugural jewellery auction, which offers 107 pieces, estimates starting at £60-£90 for lapis lazuli bullets mounted as modern silver cufflinks, rising to £22,000-£25,000 for the star lot, an exquisite Edwardian diamond and pearl necklace resplendent with the most popular motifs of the era – ribbons, swags, garlands and very fine fretwork.

The sale charts the dramatic changes in taste through the decades. The Edwardians...

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