Diamonds are Forever

There is a great selection of diamond and other jewellery in the Charterhouse auction on Friday 7th August.

Jewellery, and diamonds in particular, are a perennial favourite at auction whatever the time of year.” Commented Richard Bromell. “In addition, some buyers are now looking at alternative places to put their money into rather than stocks and shares and many like the appeal of diamond jewellery as an alternative.”

One lot which shines more brightly than the others is a huge diamond solitaire ring. The diamond measures 1 cm in diameter, is the size of the nail on your small finger, is estimated at £15,000-20,000 and comes from the estate of a deceased clergyman.

Elsewhere in the auction, which is just under 900 lots of jewellery, watches, silver, antiques and interiors, there is an Art Deco diamond and ruby bow brooch, from the estate of a titled lady £500-700, a Victorian diamond star brooch £900-1,000, an Edwardian diamond and peridot brooch £700-1,000, a pair of Essex crystal maritime cuff links £500-700 and even a Megalodon shark tooth vinaigrette £150-250!!

Viewing for the auction, being held at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, is on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th August 10am-5pm and you can also see all the lots and download the catalogue from

Charterhouse are now accepting entries for their auctions including classic and vintage motorcycles on 27th August followed by coins, medals, stamps, clocks and collector’s items on 3rd & 4th September.

For further information regarding these auctions, or to make a Covid-19 safe home visit, contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email images to Richard on


A diamond the size of a fingernail £15,000-20,000

Art Deco diamond and ruby bow brooch £500-700

Victorian diamond star brooch £900-1,100

Edwardian peridot and diamond brooch £700-1,000

Pair of Essex crystal maritime cuff links £500-700

Megalodon shark tooth vinaigrette £150-250