Thursday June 4, 2020

Snake eyes and diva diamonds

There will be some real gems for sale at Adam’s upcoming summer jewellery sale

6th May, 2018
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A Sapphire and diamond bracelet, modelled by Monty the snake

It’s a first: a live reptile on the catalogue cover of an Irish auction house. Curator Claire-Laurence Mestrallet has chosen Monty, an Albino Ball python, as the setting for the leading lot in Adam’s summer jewellery sale, a Sri Lankan blue sapphire and diamond bracelet of a daring geometric design that calls to mind La Dolce Vita.

No surprise, consigned from a private Irish collection, the bracelet dates from the 1950s...

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