29/09/2023 Jewellery & Gems
Luxury French brand Hermès is most famous for two of its important and coveted handbags – the Birkin and the Kelly, named after two of history’s most glamorous women – Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin. But the house is known for a great deal more than leather bags alone; vintage Hermès jewellery is highly collectable and commands high prices at auction, representing the importance the brand places on craftsmanship and style.
Thierry Hermès, the founder of Hermès, opened up shop in 1837 in Paris. He wasn’t known for jewellery, watches or sumptuous bags – his first products were horse harnesses made for Europe’s nobility. His craftsmanship was highly praised, however, and production quickly expanded to include saddles, golf leather bags and other items. It took the family-owned company nearly 100 years to start designing and producing jewellery.
Hermès is well-known for its legacy of craftsmanship and use of quality materials in all of its luxury products, having a positive effect on the long-term value of its jewellery. The intricate designs and patterns employed make them truly unique and timeless pieces of jewellery. In addition, when you purchase an Hermès jewellery piece, you are also investing in a lifetime warranty that ensures that your bracelet will remain in good condition for a long time. With their superior quality and timeless style, Hermès jewellery is definitely a great investment.
We are delighted to be offering two vintage Hermès pieces in our design auction: Lot 194 is a vintage Hermès leaf brooch in textured 18ct gold, signed and numbered, Estimated to sell between €1350 and €1550,
Lot 85 is an important Hermès 18ct gold necklace, of graduated twisted rope link design, signed Hermès with French Assay marks €14,000 – 16,000