734Lawrences’ Spring auction of jewellery in Crewkerne comprised over 400 lots and there were plenty of bidders on the telephones, in the room and online to ensure that the event went well.

A mixed lot of jewellery included brooches, clasps, bracelets and rings and made £3170 to get the sale off to a flying start. An amber necklace, the sales of which have been an unexpected focus of strength in recent sales at Lawrences, made just over £3000 

1032Good results were reported for gold and pearls but fancy stones achieved the highest prices: a pink sapphire and diamond cluster ring made £2920.

A cased pair of sapphire and diamond drop earrings made £3400; a ruby and diamond three stone ring took £3050; and a sapphire and diamond cluster ring made £6340. 

A 1.06 carat diamond solitaire made £6100 and a pair of ruby and diamond ear clips made £6100 too.1039

The sale’s top price was paid for an alexandrite and diamond cluster ring, the principal stone weighing 3.77 carats measuring almost a full centimetre across. A bidder expressed his keen interest live online and secured the ring for £18300.