Tue, 28th Jun 2022 10:00

Fine Jewellery and Watches

  Lot 49


A Georgian diamond set closed crescent brooch

A Georgian diamond set closed crescent brooch,
in a later case by Garrard & Co. Ltd. The crescent with a central row of graduated cushion cut diamonds, all set in cut down collets, with outer rows of smaller graduated cushion cut diamonds, all in cut down collets with flat, closed back settings. A screw fitting to enable a forchere or hair fitting to be attached. A plaque attached to the case lid hand engraved SS 'Clymene', launched 19th December 1960. Tested as approximately sterling silver backed in 9ct gold. 47 x 45mm, 17.47g

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Victorian Jewellery

Diamonds take centre stage in our beautiful selection of historic pieces produced during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Prominent for their design and composition, each is to be sold in our auction of Fine Jewellery and Watches on Tuesday 28 June.


Sold for £9,500

Condition Report

Light surface marks commensurate with its age.
Minor marks to the table or crown facet edges under 10x magnification.
As a Georgian piece, with a closed back setting, it is not possible to get a depth on any of the diamonds. We can supply the diameter of the principal diamonds.
1x 5.49 x 4.78mm
2x 4.80 x 4.21mm
Colour I/J/K range
Clarity SI1/SI2 range
Not the three principal diamonds, but others next to them do fluoresce.
No missing stones.



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Auction: Fine Jewellery and Watches, Tue, 28th Jun 2022



We will be offering viewing by appointment only, to be held at our London Gallery, Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ:

Monday 13 June - 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Tuesday 14 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 15 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 16 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 17 June - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 18 June - 11.00 - 3.00pm

We will be offering viewing by appointment only, to be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE:

Thursday 23 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 24 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday 25 June - 10.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday 26 June - 10.00am - 2.00pm
Monday 27 June - 9.30am - 4.30pm


Book Appointment

All lots are extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description. 

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Buying a pre-loved, antique, or vintage item not only provides you with unique style and value for money but it also helps to reduce landfill, and the annual emissions of an antique or vintage piece can be as little as one sixteenth of those of its new equivalent!

Sworders is proud to be supporting the work of Antiques are Green - the movement that was founded in 2009 to promote “a greener future created from the past”. Read their fascinating carbon footprint study of a Georgian chest of drawers versus a modern equivalent here


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