Roseberys London’s first sale to be exclusively devoted to watches and jewellery looks set to be a good one. Taking place on 5 December and compromising 211 lots, there’s some beautiful jewellery pieces from brands including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari, which will no doubt make for impressive Christmas gifts. We can’t help but be drawn to the watches though – and this 18ct gold automatic Quantieme Audemars Piguet piece is a beauty. Estimated at £5,000 to £7,000, it’s bound to be a favourite. If your budget’s a bit smaller, keep an eye on the stainless-steel Omega Speedmaster. Estimated at £1,500 to £2,000, it’s the same model that was worn on the moon – and if it’s good enough for an astronaut, it’s good enough for us; roseberys.co.uk
Leading the Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale on 4 December is this oval-shaped brilliant-cut diamond. Diamonds classified as Type IIa, as this is, are the purest type of diamonds in the world, making its $1,400,000 to $1,800,000 estimate look positively like a bargain; bonhams.com
Auction news has just made headline news, with the announcement that the jaw-dropping The Art of de Grisogono diamond necklace has just gone under the hammer for $3.7m. The undisputed star of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale breaks all previous records; christies.com
THREE TO WATCH
4th December – Fellows Vintage Jewellery & Accessories auction: Get your Christmas shopping done at the Vintage Jewellery & Accessories auction from Fellows. There promises to be lots to keep every lady in your life happy.
6th December – Sotheby’s Icons auction: The Icons auction celebrates the cutting edge of automotive design, putting up for sale some of the world’s most iconic cars from the biggest marques.
7th December – Christie’s An Evening of Exceptional Watches auction: Determined to get in early for your next watch purchase? Don’t miss An Evening of Exceptional Watches.