Blog

Blog

03 April

Diamonds – The King of all Birthstones
April Auction Highlights Auction Highlights Birthstone Blog Diamond

Diamonds – The King of all Birthstones

Not only are diamonds the most coveted stone on the planet they are also deemed 'The King of all Birthstones'...
Read More
Gemmologist’s corner: Amethyst
April Auction Highlights Auction Highlights Blog Uncategorized

Gemmologist’s corner: Amethyst

This transparent variety of crystalline quartz is one of the most distinctive and recognisable gemstones ever used in jewellery. It...
Read More
Naturalism in Jewellery
Auction Highlights Blog March Auction Highlights

Naturalism in Jewellery

Naturalism in jewellery is a nice theme to explore when we are coming into Spring and summer, when the winter...
Read More
Koert Delmonte
Auction Highlights Blog Irish Art March Auction Highlights Uncategorized

Koert Delmonte

Koert Delmonte was born in Amsterdam on April 15th, 1913. He was awarded a scholarship to Academie de Beauxants in...
Read More
Lapis Lazuli
Auction Highlights Blog March Auction Highlights Uncategorized

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli, mined in one of the most inhospitable mountainous regions of Afghanistan for over 6000 years, meaning 'blue stone'...
Read More
Gemmologist’s corner – Jade
Auction Highlights Blog March Auction Highlights

Gemmologist’s corner – Jade

Jade 'The stone of Heaven' is a fascinating stone, associated mainly with the East, prized by humans as far back...
Read More
Gemmologist Corner
Uncategorized

Gemmologist Corner

Opal is unique amongst the gemstones, many of which are crystalline.  Opals are made up of many tiny spheres of...
Read More
Good things come in threes
Uncategorized

Good things come in threes

Three Stone Engagement Rings: If you are looking for something that is not a diamond solitaire engagement ring, but you...
Read More
Little Tokens of Affection
Auction Highlights Blog Gifting

Little Tokens of Affection

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, our thoughts are turning to sweet trinkets to celebrate whoever has been keeping...
Read More
Snake Jewellery at O’Reilly’s
Auction Highlights Blog Gifting

Snake Jewellery at O’Reilly’s

Snakes or serpents are one of the oldest motifs used in jewellery throughout history. Dating back to as early as...
Read More
Artist Pick of the Month: Steve Browning
Blog December Auction Highlights Uncategorized

Artist Pick of the Month: Steve Browning

Transport yourself to the breath-taking canals of Venice, Italy with this beautiful oil painting by Steve Browning, lot 646 in...
Read More
Georg Jensen- Danish Silversmith
December Auction Highlights Jensen Uncategorized

Georg Jensen- Danish Silversmith

The principle philosophy of Georg Jensen was to create innovative designs that are both beautiful and functional. Jensen, born in...
Read More
Promise rings
Blog Cartier December Auction Highlights Diamond Gents Uncategorized Wedding

Promise rings

Lot 107, an early 20th Century diamond bracelet. A marriage proposal can be daunting enough without the pressure of choosing...
Read More
Art Deco Gems
Art Deco December Auction Highlights Diamond Onyx Uncategorized

Art Deco Gems

After the devastation of World War 1 the hedonistic Art Deco era blew in to cheer everyone up, the modernistic...
Read More
How to Wear Diamonds Every Day – From the Office to Casual Attire
Auction Highlights Blog Diamond November Auction Highlights

How to Wear Diamonds Every Day – From the Office to Casual Attire

Diamonds are not just for dressing up, you can wear your favourite stones every day Lot 62, a diamond bow...
Read More
Auction Highlights Cartier November Auction Highlights Top Picks

The Cartier Love Bird

Cartier have used the symbol of the bird throughout its history, however their iconic styles of whimsical birds, animals and flora...
Read More
Embracing the Bug Jewellery Trend
Auction Highlights Blog Boucheron Gemstone November Auction Highlights

Embracing the Bug Jewellery Trend

Bugs are probably the last thing you think of when imagining high fashion. If so it may surprise you to...
Read More
Artist Pick- Elizabeth Brophy
Blog Irish Art

Artist Pick- Elizabeth Brophy

Elizabeth Brophy was born in New South Wales Australia in 1926. She studied art at the Easy Sydney Technical College...
Read More
The House of Chaumet: The Art of Parisian Jewellery since 1780.
Auction Highlights Blog Chaumet Gemstone October Auction Highlights

The House of Chaumet: The Art of Parisian Jewellery since 1780.

Chaumet has been the synonym for quintessential Parisian elegance and design for over 240 years. The history of Chaumet has...
Read More
Checking Out the History of Lorgnettes
Auction Highlights Diamond October Auction Highlights Onyx

Checking Out the History of Lorgnettes

Lorgnette is derived from the French word ‘lorgner’, which means ‘to eye furtively’ or ‘to ogle’. In more contemporary language...
Read More
1 2 3 5