Cordys

Presenting between one hundred and one hundred and fifty items of jewellery in each catalogue we offer fine jewels, object de vertu, estate pieces and private collections. The catalogue displays gold, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones, rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and pendants ranging from antique to modern.


C008-0170

An impressive platinum tanzanite and diamond halo necklace
thirty-seven oval cut violet blue tanzanites claw set and surrounded by round brilliant cut diamonds, TTW 129.17ct, TDW 14.85ct. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $32,000

C008-0185

An impressive 18ct. white gold yellow and white diamond ring
the central 4.00ct. 'fancy light yellow natural diamond' of 'heart modified brilliant' cut and clarity VS2 surrounded by a halo of 25 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 0.18ct, all flanked by two large pear cut diamonds totalling 1.02ct. TDW 5.20ct. Valuation available, GIA Certificate available for the 4.00ct. fancy light yellow cut diamond.

Realised: $32,000

C002-0424

An impressive platinum emerald and diamond necklace
thirty-three cushion, oval and emerald cut medium-dark emeralds bead set and surrounded by a halo of small round brilliant cut diamonds, TEW 82.71ct, TDW 9.23ct, push clasp with safety catch. Gemologist report available.

Realised: $30,000

D008-0358

A 14ct white gold fancy yellow diamond halo bracelet
five oval, four cushion, four pear and three radiant cut, fancy yellow diamonds (Clarity VS2-SI1), with yellow gold claws, each diamond surrounded by small round brilliant cut diamonds (TDW 1.59ct, Colour H-J, Clarity SI1-SI2), in individual halos, the clasp set with a brilliant cut diamond, with safety catch, TDW 16.97ct (larger diamonds), 17.50cm long. Valuation attached.

Realised: $23,000

D002-0293

An 17ct gold sapphire and diamond pendant
a 5.70ct cushion cut Ceylonese cornflower blue sapphire claw set and surrounded by fourteen old cut diamonds, gold suspension bale, TDW 1.40ct. GIA certificate for sapphire states "No Indication of Heating". Valuation available.

Realised: $22,500

D007-0258

A platinum and diamond solitaire ring
the 2.01ct pear shaped diamond (Colour E, Clarity SI2) claw set with a 0.14ct tapered baguette diamond to each shoulder. Valuation and GIA diamond report available.

Realised: $21,000

D008-0282

An impressive 18ct and multi diamond set necklace
the 58 round uniform clusters linked together, including 232 princess cut diamonds and 696 round brilliant cuts with TDW 17.92ct. Valuation available. L.450mm.

Realised: $20,000

D011-0249

A 9ct gold and emerald ring,
A 6.05ct oval mixed cut bluish green emerald (moderately included), in a rubover mount, tapered rounded shank. Valuation available for $62,000.

Realised: $19,000

D009-0230

A rare and important colonial Australian gold and opal brooch by Evan Jones of Sydney
the 15ct gold oval frame applied and sculpted with palm trees, emu, kangaroo and balga grass plant, framing the large oval polished quality opal panel of colours representing the water and sunset sky. Signed by the maker Evan Jones (1846-1917) a Sydney jeweller who later became an Alderman on the city council. L.47mm. Note: Jones, born in London 1846 arrived in Sydney about 1855 and was later apprenticed to a goldsmith in Hunter Street. Establishing his own business c.1873. He is noted as being the most prominent silversmith in Sydney during the second half of the 19thC winning many awards and at exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. He and his workshop are credited with making an inkstand for pope Pius IX, a salver made of Australian gold presented to (Saint) John Henry Newman and a gold crown for King George of Tonga. His works are held by the National Gallery of Australia. CONDITION REPORT: Tested as ~14ct so our assumption is 15ct colonial assay. Two colour gold, bright yellow mainly but rose coloured tree trunks. balga bush flower head and to the edge of the oval frame. 47 x 29mm. Frame depth 5.1mm. The balga bush stands about 1.8mm higher than the frame. The five decorative elements are individually applied to the framing bezel, each is crisply engraved or hand detailed. The opal displays some fire but more obviously has been chosen to display as a horizon land/sea scape. There is one minute surface abrasion (apparently from the original polishing of the stone) and light loupe visible crazing (as typically seen in opal). Verso: hinged pin, (no damage/ not bent), conforming oval glazed display cavity (for photo) currently has black material inset. Press fitted to the verso bezel. when removed the uniform flat opal potch back is revealed. The rear bezel has scratch engraved marks alpha numerical that may be pawn brokers (pricing?) (Xa /-/ E/-/-). The associated box has London jeweller's details inside lid.

Realised: $19,000

D004-0301

A 2ct diamond solitaire ring together with joined companion eternity band
both platinum, the 2.10ct round brilliant cut diamond graded H-I and VS1, flanked by two baguettes of 0.29ct, the eternity band with 19 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling 1.95ct, graded G-J and VS-SI. Both rings showing wear. Valuation available.

Realised: $18,000