Solitaire on sale for a heart of gold

Auction of Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver, January 25, O’Reilly’s, 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8;

22nd January, 2017
DIamond solitaire ring: estimate of €36,000-€40,000

The 20-year-old wife of a 60-year-old movie director once phoned me in tears to tell of her hubby’s Valentine’s gift; not the diamond ear studs she’d expected, but a pair of antique silver grape scissors. “Grape scissors!” she howled.

Those planning to mark the occasion should keep in mind that the key element of a St Valentine’s Day gift should be romantic and romance is best provided...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago