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
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.
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.