Fine Arts

Golden opportunity for early festive shopping in online sale

O’Reilly’s extensive Fine Jewellery, Watches & Silver sale could be a good starting point for Christmas shopping

Diamond and sapphire cluster ring, Ceylon sapphire with no heat treatment (€8,500-€9,500)

Some 547 lots are being offered at O’Reilly’s 48-hour timed online auction, which starts on Wednesday, September 21.

Reading the auction catalogue and looking out the window as autumn approaches, I am reminded summer is over and Christmas is not that far away. This extensive sale could be the perfect starting point for Christmas shopping.

Consider Lot 186, an impressive Ceylon sapphire (3.81ct) and diamond cluster (1.78ct) ring mounted in white gold (€8,600-€10,000).

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