by Benedetta Romanini, Teresa Scarlata
The jewellery sector achieved a highly significant 94.8% increase in 2016 with total sales reaching 2,573,940 euro with 63.2% of lots sold and 139.4 % of lots sold in terms of value. The top lot in 2016 was the double string of natural pearls with clasps in white gold, emeralds and diamonds which was sold for 1,054,000 euro. This hammer price was an absolute record for our Auction House. Among the other results, a figure of 124,000 euro was reached by a beautiful old European cut diamond (8.28 carats) and an elegant Cartier brooch, dated to around 1920, in platinum and pearls and created in the shape of a comma went under the hammer for 68,200 euro. A ring in gold, silver, emerald and diamonds, from the Nineteenth century, decorated with an oval-cut diamond and weighing 10.00 carats accompanied by an old-cut diamond of 2.20 carats was sold for 47,120 euro.