7 Essential Jewels to Start Your Collection

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Whether you are starting to build your own collection or are seeking to add new pieces, the Jewels Online: Part II sale offers fabulous jewels for a well-curated and timeless jewellery repertoire. From diamond necklaces in a variety of styles to bold statement earrings, the sale’s gems are striking enough to stand on their own and delicate enough to be be layered. Click ahead to discover the seven essential styles that Sotheby’s jewellery specialists believe belong in every great collection, and shop the looks for yourself when the sale opens on 20 July.

Jewels Online: Part II
20 July–3 August

7 Essential Jewels to Start Your Collection

  • Diamond Necklaces
    Woven designs by Roberto Coin are among the diamond necklace options that offer a fun alternative to the classic diamond rivière. Also on offer is an assortment of diamond longchains that can be worn in multiple ways and layered with pendants.

    Diamond longchain. Starting bid $5,000. (Top)
    Diamond and ruby necklace, Roberto Coin. Starting bid $2,600. (Bottom left)
    Diamond necklace. Starting bid $18,000. (Bottom right) 

  • Tennis Bracelets
    These classic line bracelets in a variety of designs are the perfect acessories to take you from your desk to a night out on the town.

    Diamond bracelet. Starting bid $3,000. (Left)
    Diamond bracelet. Starting bid $2,000. (Centre)
    Diamond bracelet. Starting bid $2,600. (Right) 

  • Whimsical Brooches
    Brooches are the perfect additions to any jewellery collection, as they can truly reflect your individual style. Pick a shape that speaks to you and enjoy wearing it on a lapel, a clutch or even in your hair.

    Emerald and diamond brooch. Starting bid $2,000. (Left)
    Pair of diamond clips. Starting bid $3,000. (Centre)
    Multi-coloured sapphire and diamond brooch. Starting bid $1,300. (Right) 

  • Statement Earrings
    Statement earrings are no longer reserved for the red carpet. Distinct clusters and classic drop-shapes are the perfect ways to add a pop of colour and movement to an evening look.

    Pair of diamond and coloured diamond earclips. Starting bid $2,000. (Top)
    Pair of emerald and diamond earrings. Starting bid $18,000. (Bottom left)
    Pair of orange sapphire and diamond earclips. Starting bid $3,500. (Bottom right) 

  • Pavé-Set Bangle Bracelets
    Bangle-bracelets are a jewellery collector’s best friend due to their incredible versatility. Wear them all together, one at a time or a few on each wrist to make the most out of these sparkling sets.

    Group of three diamond bangle-bracelets. Starting bid $9,000. (Left)
    Collection of gem-set bangle-bracelets. Starting bid $3,500. (Centre)
    Pair of diamond bangle-bracelets. Starting bid $8,000. (Right) 

  • Gold Necklaces
    Another day-to-night jewellery collection must is a bold, gold necklace. The Jewels Online Part II sale has options in a variety of textures and styles, many accented with diamonds for extra flare.

    Gold and diamond necklace. Starting bid $3,000. (Top)
    Gold necklace. Starting bid $2,500. (Bottom left)
    Diamond necklace. Starting bid $3,500. (Bottom right) 

  • Cultured Pearls
    Whether enjoyed as a necklace, bracelets or pair of earrings, cultured pearls are the ultimate feminine accessories to complete a look. Layer pearls in different colours and shapes to personalise your ensemble. 

    Cultured pearl and diamond necklace. Starting bid $6,500.
    Pair of cultured pearl and diamond pendant-earclips. Starting bid $2,600.
    Pair of cultured pearl bracelets. Starting bid $2,000.


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