A Glimpse of Magnificence

Our December Antique & Modern Jewellery sale featured one of the most impeccable rings in Fellows’ history.

We sold the Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond Ring for £1,307,600 (Including buyer’s premium at 23% plus VAT). This breaks another house record for us. I have also been reliably informed that this is also the top price in the UK for a regional auction house this year and the first seven-figure bid from a regional saleroom since 2012.

 To date, the Graff Fancy Yellow Diamond ring is the most important and the most expensive item to sell at the in our 141 year history. This is not only great news for us but also the Jewellery Quarter as it shines a spotlight on the roaring jewellery trade that is happening outside London.

The 43.59 carat Fancy Intense Yellow radiant-cut VS2 diamond was set between two white tapered diamond shoulders at 1.62 carats in total. This significant yellow diamond was the centre piece of an exquisite ring created by Graff Diamonds.

After furious bidding across two phone lines and in the room, the hammer went down at £1.1M. Including buyer’s premium at 23% (plus VAT), the ring sold for £1,307,600.

We are delighted with this result. It was a privilege to sell such an important jewel here in Birmingham’s historic and world-renowned Jewellery Quarter.

Yellow diamonds get their extraordinary fiery colour from the inclusion of nitrogen atoms during their creation, over a billion years ago. Laurence Graff is credited with generating the surge in their popularity in the 1970s. Graff Diamonds is one of the world’s best cutters and polishers of yellow diamonds, which often need to be cut differently to whites in order to ensure their magnificence.

 

For more information or images please contact Alexandra Whittaker on 07917033162, or email alexandra@fellows.co.uk

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