Fine Arts: Adam’s breaks the ice while bangles break the bank

The auctioneer’s pictures of frozen gemstones in its latest jewellery catalogue are accompanied by headline lots that will relieve you of between €30,000 and €50,000

A Chanel bracelet (€40,000-€50,000) is one of the headline lots in the latest catalogue at Adam’s

Where Adams’ latest catalogue is concerned, it’s a case of “don’t do this at home”. I refer to the charming photographs of jewellery frozen in ice cubes. A number of gemstones (emeralds, aquamarines, opals, and moonstones) are sensitive to rapid temperature changes, and extreme cold can cause them to fracture. You have been warned.