Saturday October 31, 2020

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
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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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