You’re familiar with Fellows, aren’t you, my darlings? They’re a well-respected London auction house known for its spectacular selections of jewelry. Many of us follow them on Instagram, despite the severe temptation that sometimes presents. We’ve looked at a Fellows sale at least once before here on DitL, the day we talked about alternative engagement rings.
Lot 414 / Lot 213 / Lot 137 / Lot 477
Fellows has a jewelry auction coming up next week, and it’s a fantastic one. This is particularly great news for any of you who may be planning ahead for holiday season jewelry gifting. (It’s still gifting if you buy it for yourself! You deserve a treat.)
How fantastic is Fellows’ November Antique and Modern Jewelry Sale? I’m talking spectacular pieces from many eras and ranging across many price points. Pounce-worthy pieces for both serious collectors and the newest of newbies to adore.
Let’s take a look!
Lot 527: A late Georgian ‘Evil Eye’ diamond, turquoise and agate ring.
This is my favorite piece in the entire auction. I usually have a few favorites, but this ring is the be all and end all of Fellows November sale for me. I swoon for the creamy agate, the bright turquoise, and the warm gold in that elegant shank. This ring unusual, charismatic, incredibly cool, it’s in beautiful condition and I’ve never seen another one like it.
I actually considered trying to hide this one from you, to keep the bidding low…but I respect you too much for that. I knew you’d love it as much as I do, and what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t share?
Lot 298: An early 20th century peridot, diamond and seed pearl necklace.
I’ve been on a peridot kick lately. It’s an underappreciated gem – verdant and soulful, often subtle but so lovely!
Next week’s Fellows sale excels in the category of beautiful, wearable antique necklaces with estimates in the $500-$3,000 range. I have to point out that this category is absolutely perfect for anyone who may be planning ahead to make a big splash with holiday gift giving this year. (Only if you’re looking to give the best gift EVER.)
For more in this category, check out Lot 544, Lot 478, Lot 306, Lot 253, Lot 236, Lot 207, Lot 206, Lot 187, and Lot 204.
Lot 176: Two mid 20th century gold and silver, diamond and enamel 1939 Northolt racing brooches.
I don’t know anything at all about horse racing, but I know that these two 1939 Northolt brooches are fantastic.
They’re even cooler than you might suspect: they’re not just random designs, they actually depict two specific individual 1930’s jockeys from the Northolt races. You can learn more about these two remarkable pieces here.
Lot 256: A diamond dress ring.
This ring’s utterly different from the Georgian agate beauty that stole my heart up top, but I can’t get this one out of my head either. It could be a really unique engagement ring or a super fun cocktail piece.
Isn’t it cool?? And quite blingy, with a center diamond over 2 carats.
Lot 416: An emerald, diamond and, seed pearl necklace.
This extraordinary emerald beauty is a higher price point than its peridot cousin above, but oh my goodnesss, it’s worth it. Emeralds, diamonds, and seed pearls.
Wouldn’t you fee like a queen, swanning around with this dream on your neck? Pardon me while I swoon.
Lot 90: A demantoid garnet, diamond and seed pearl dress ring.
One last ring I couldn’t resist showing you. This baby has everything: color, diamonds, lightness, brightness! And how gorgeous is that demantoid garnet in the center? This ring would be a jewel of an addition to any collection.
Fellows’ Antique and Modern Jewellery auction is happening next week, November 9th. I’ve only shown you a small selection of the treasures on offer, so go browse the rest on Fellow’s website and get your bidding fingers ready for next week!!
This sponsored post is brought to you by Fellows Auctions. Images c/o Fellows.
Y’know, I wouldn’t have given that “evil eye” ring another look with out that wonderful description you gave… and then i did … what a beautifully made piece. I’m fascinated with banded agate from that time. Many thanks!
Yay, I’m so glad! I love that ring. It’s what I think of as a “sleeper hit” – it’s not flashy, but the longer you look at it, the more you can fall in love with it.
Nikki Sweetthings says
Oh the jockey pieces! So cute. As for the evil eye piece, I didn’t notice the evil eye at first. I was so fixated with the brilliant turquoise surrounding the stone! Lot 416 emerald and diamond necklace reminds me of a piece of jewelry from my grandmother. Just the way the stones are cut and set.
Aren’t those jockey brooches just fantastic?? I think it’s SO cool that they’re based on real individual jockeys from the 1930’s. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!