An elegant pinkish-orange synthetic sapphire, diamond and enamel sautoir with matched brooch and earrings

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Lot 419
An elegant pinkish-orange synthetic sapphire, diamond and enamel sautoir with matched brooch and earrings

Sold for £ 14,687 (US$ 20,271) inc. premium

Jewellery & Silver

14 Sep 2005, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

An elegant pinkish-orange synthetic sapphire, diamond and enamel sautoir with matched brooch and earrings
The sautoir comprising graduated row of oval and circular pinkish-orange synthetic sapphires spaced by rectangular onyx and diamond panels and with black and white ermine enamel scrolling links between each set with a pearl, suspending a pendant with a further synthetic sapphire within an openwork diamond set frame with an enamel top loop and a matched brooch set with a oval pinkish-orange synthetic sapphire with a palmette motif to either side set with circular-cut diamonds and with black enamel detail, the earrings of similar design. The sautoir in original red leather and gold tooled fitted case by Mallett of Bath and London

Footnotes

  • The mother of the present owner recalls accompanying her father to Malletts in London in around 1933 where she selected the synthetic sapphires for their unusually attractive colour. Her father then commissioned Mallett to produce a piece to his daughters liking to add to the family collection. The brooch and earrings, while of similar design and period to the sautoir, do not appear to have been made to match and so were possibly already in stock and mounted with stones to match the sautoir. This is further emphasised by the brooch and earrings being set in yellow and white gold while the sautoir is platinum. The set remained within the family until present day and is being sold by the original recipients daughter.
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