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03 April

Fancy shaped diamonds
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Fancy shaped diamonds

The term ‘fancy shape’ diamond refers to any diamond with a cut other than the classic round brilliant. Diamonds are...
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Make a statement this Spring With small intimate outdoor gatherings looming temptingly on the horizon make sure you are dressed...
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Lot 376: With everything that has been happening lately, I wouldn’t mind a little luck coming my way! This Victorian...
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Art Deco Style
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Art Deco Style

Lot 290An Art Deco style bar brooch of plaque design, set with a diamond and sapphires and mounted n 14ct...
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Pearls
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Pearls

The pearl has always been an icon of jewellery, featuring year in, year out in the collections of fashion powerhouses...
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The Harlequin
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The Harlequin

The history of the Harlequin figure is as long as it is colourful, the modern incarnation of the character can...
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Lola Hynes, FGA DGA
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Lola Hynes, FGA DGA

Consultant Gemmologist, Lola Hynes selects her favourites from the April auction catalogue. Bvlgari ring Lot 180 Lot 180 One of...
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Luxury Goods
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Luxury Goods

The idea of buying luxury goods brings with it the promise of beautifully designed and engineered, durable pieces, which generations...
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Natasha Sherling, BA, GG  Consultant Gemmologist at O’Reilly’s
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Natasha Sherling, BA, GG Consultant Gemmologist at O’Reilly’s

This month I’m looking for pieces that have a sense of fun, whimsy and colour, to lift spirits and bring...
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Diamond rings
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Diamond rings

The hardest natural substance on Earth, a diamond’s shine and sparkle has captivated wearers for centuries, with 15th Century European...
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Gemstone of the month
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Gemstone of the month

Named after the colour of sea water, aquamarine is the birthstone for March and the gemstone of a 19th year wedding anniversary....
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Throwback to our March 2019 Cover Collaboration
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Throwback to our March 2019 Cover Collaboration

As you might imagine having to come up with a fresh and exciting catalogue cover every month can be a...
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Irish Artist of the Month- Markey Robinson:
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Irish Artist of the Month- Markey Robinson:

Markey Robinson has ultimately become one of the most recognisable and consistently saleable painters in Ireland. The Belfast born artist...
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The Watch Edit
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The Watch Edit

Something we’re asked a lot about is the difference between mechanical and quartz watches. Here’s we’ve put together a very...
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The Rare 1943 Irish Half Crown Silver Coin
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The Rare 1943 Irish Half Crown Silver Coin

In 1928 the newly independent Irish Free State issued a magnificent set of 8 Irish coins from the farthing (a...
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Traditional ‘Brown’ Furniture
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Traditional ‘Brown’ Furniture

In recent years antique dealers have been heralding the return of “brown furniture” – pieces made from such dark woods...
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Top Picks by Natasha Sherling
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Top Picks by Natasha Sherling

For March, I’m really feeling the vibe of clean, minimal pieces with colourless sparkling diamonds.  And for those organised enough...
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Where to start when buying diamonds
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Where to start when buying diamonds

For most of the 20th Century, engagement rings have traditionally been ‘round brilliant cut’ diamonds to a simple mount of...
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Natasha Sherling BA GG
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Natasha Sherling BA GG

    From Van Cleef & Arpels’ iconic Alhambra collection, this sweet mother of pearl brooch is fashioned as a...
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Office Party It’s time to let loose, with bold gold pieces adding shine to any party outfit. A statement bracelet...
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